Transportation & Trials: Identifying and Surpassing the Greatest Barrier to Patient Care

The success of clinical research trials is often contingent upon having the correct participant pools. As the task of recruitment absorbs a great deal of the cost of sites and the time of their coordinators, the challenges don’t end once the proper participants are identified and recruited. Research coordinators have to get them in the […]


How to Enhance ALCOA Data Integrity with eSource Tools

ALCOA outlines the FDA’s expectations for data integrity. It defines the types of records the government wants: Attributable, Legible, Contemporaneous, Original, and Accurate. What these guidelines don’t prescribe is a standard for clinical sites to collect this data. The FDA makes no differentiation between paper and eSource systems, but that doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t […]


How to Develop a Strategic Plan for Your Site

Vision and mission statements allow an organization to dream of what its future could be—and inspire people to take action. You probably are aware that hospitals or health systems have these types of statements, but has your research site (or its parent company) outlined its own vision and mission? And what’s your team’s role in […]


The Cost of Time: How Poor Scheduling is Impacting Your Healthcare Organization’s Bottom Line

For many healthcare administrators, staff scheduling often feels like another necessary part of the job. When creating staff schedules, it’s written off as a secondary activity. But this is often a costly error for healthcare organizations and can lead to a number of negative outcomes. Organizations who treat scheduling as just another “to-do” are running […]


Best Practices for Implementing eSignature Technology

Electronic signatures can reduce costs, increase operational efficiencies and strengthen research sites’ security. Yet as of 2016, more than two-thirds of sites haven’t adopted this technology. Why? Old habits can be hard to break, but these sites may also worry about eSignatures affecting their staff and processes—and their relationships with sponsors or CROs as a […]