Article | February 17, 2016

Speeding Clinical Study Startup Through Better Collaboration And Data Flow

Source: Oracle Health Sciences
Speeding Clinical Study Startup Through Better Collaboration And Data Flow

Byline Craig Morgan NZCS, MBA (Hons), PMP, goBalto, Inc.

A critical question facing many sponsors and contract research organizations (CROs) is whether another system to support study startup (SSU) is really needed. It’s a fair question in the clinical world where the urgent need for better execution of clinical trials has led to a proliferation of technologies, namely the clinical trial management system (CTMS); the electronic trial master file (eTMF); electronic data capture (EDC); and others. Each of these solutions focuses on specific pieces of the clinical trial continuum, yet, they overlook aspects unique to SSU, a complex process that continues to stumble and stall clinical trial timelines.