Article | July 29, 2016

Integrated Workflows: The Unsexy Plumbing Of Clinical Trials

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Integrated Workflows: The Unsexy Plumbing Of Clinical Trials

By Craig Morgan

There is no doubt that clinical research is critical to the advancement of medicine and public health. But conducting such research is a complex, resource intensive endeavor that relies on a multitude of stakeholders, workflows, processes, and information systems. Clinical trials play an essential role in the drug development process by effectively demonstrating the efficacy and safety of a pharmaceutical compound – but they are not for the faint of heart, conducting even one is a monumental task with complex processes and issues that can surface and derail a study’s timeline. As a result, delays in regulatory filing, market entry, and ultimately, the delivery of new therapies to patients are all too common.