August 2006 – The CenterWatch Monthly : volume 13, Issue 8, August 2006
Changing Investigator Meeting Formats
Investigators and coordinators who have sat through many investigator meetings agree that changing formats can only make the time-worn meetings more useful. Despite that feeling, investigators and other site personnel enjoy attending investigator meetings in person and overall they rate meetings well. When asked about key aspects of investigator meetings in the Thomson CenterWatch 2005 Investigator Meeting Survey, 78% found the meetings' overall usefulness to be "Good" or "Excellent."
Integrating EDC with EHR?
Electronic data capture (EDC) companies are offering more integrated systems as they seek to provide enterprise-wide solutions including such features as clinical trial management system and interactive voice response systems. Will moving EDC toward electronic health records be the ultimate integration play for this niche industry? Part I of a Two-Part Series...
Fighting GCP Fatigue
As good clinical practice (GCP) adoption has gained ground across Europe, standards of patient protection and data integrity within trials have risen, along with the price tag of their requirements. Some researchers say that the burden of cost is making Europe, particularly Western Europe, less competitive compared to Latin America or China. Others welcome the stricter rules and guidance, saying that education is needed to rekindle investigator's waning interest in keeping up to date in this area.
Eye On: Bladder Disorders
Worldwide, bladder disturbances affect at least 70 million people, 20% of whom are diagnosed.
- Month in Review
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