Steve Whittaker, Executive Director of the Avoca Quality Consortium™

Quality Congress Aims to Elevate Clinical Trial Quality

Steve Whittaker, Executive Director of the Avoca Quality Consortium™, is looking forward to the 2018 Quality Congress, developed by the Association of Clinical Research Professionals and The Avoca Group. “This is a great venue for us to come together and determine how we work in harmony to improve clinical trials at all levels," Whittaker says. […]

Wes Fishburne, IBM Offering Manager for the IBM CTMS for Sites Product Line

Why Do EMR/CTMS Integration Benefits Remain Out of Reach?

It’s time to “take the mystery out” of how to integrate an electronic medical record (EMR) system with a clinical trial management system (CTMS), says Wes Fishburne, IBM Offering Manager for the IBM CTMS for Sites product line. The benefits are big, Fishburne says. “If a site successfully integrates its EMR and CTMS, it will […]

Nearly 25% of Survey Respondents Say mHealth Devices Did Not Return ROI in Clinical Trials

Successful Clinical Trials Still Come Down to People, Not Technology

Good old-fashioned, in-patient contact remains far and away the most effective engagement tactic, according to a new survey of clinical research professionals from SCORR Marketing and Applied Clinical Trials. In-person engagement was rated an 8.57 (on a 10-point scale), with phone contact at 7.45 and text messaging registering a 7.21. Interestingly, chat/instant messaging was last […]