By Dan Sfera, CEO and President of The Clinical Trials Guru, LLC and DSCS Sweat Equity & Investments, LLC
After being asked by a blog follower what type of technologies are used in the clinical research industry, I began to look back at my research clinic startup days in 2005. With an off-the-shelf program called “My Mail List” that I purchased from Staples to keep track of patient contact information, I guess it’s safe to say I had a rough start. Always having the philosophy of bootstrapping, and finding bare minimum solutions to get the job done doesn’t usually guarantee Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) or FDA CFR Part 11 compliance. Fast forward to present day 2015 and plenty of free and inexpensive solutions are now available.