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Argus Safety, Oracle Clinical & RDC Release Notes [April 2018]

Perficient’s Life Sciences practice regularly monitors the software release notes for several Oracle Health Sciences applications, including: Argus Safety Oracle Clinical/Remote Data Capture (OC/RDC) Thesaurus Management System (TMS) Generally speaking, we review release notes at the beginning of each month for the previous month. On occasion, there are no new releases and, therefore, nothing to […]

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Join Us At Oracle Industry Connect 2018

Perficient is sponsoring Oracle Industry Connect April 10-11 in New York City, and we would like our valued clients to be there. Several key representatives from our life sciences practice will be available to discuss any of your ongoing or upcoming initiatives. Mike Grossman, General Manager Dennis Dougherty, Business Development Executive Rudolf Coetzee, Business Development […]

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Argus Safety, Oracle Clinical & RDC Release Notes [March 2018]

Perficient’s Life Sciences practice regularly monitors the software release notes for several Oracle Health Sciences applications, including: Argus Safety Oracle Clinical/Remote Data Capture (OC/RDC) Thesaurus Management System (TMS) Generally speaking, we review release notes at the beginning of each month for the previous month. On occasion, there are no new releases and, therefore, nothing to […]

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Interest In AI And Cognitive Is Rising In Pharma

Artificial intelligence (AI), cognitive computing, and machine learning are becoming more common in the industry. The need to scour and analyze large sets of data is giving life sciences companies new intelligence that would never have been realized before. The technology is making a big impact on healthcare decisions and patients. When it comes to […]

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Argus Safety, Oracle Clinical & RDC Release Notes [February 2018]

Perficient’s Life Sciences practice regularly monitors the software release notes for several Oracle Health Sciences applications, including: Argus Safety Oracle Clinical/Remote Data Capture (OC/RDC) Thesaurus Management System (TMS) Generally speaking, we review release notes at the beginning of each month for the previous month. On occasion, there are no new releases and, therefore, nothing to […]

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Building Better Safety Profiles With Real-World Data & Evidence

The use of real-world data has exploded in recent years and will continue playing a crucial role in 2018. Almost every major pharmaceutical and medical device company conducts real-world studies to build better safety profiles for their products, as well as support initial study findings. Real-world data can come from a variety of sources including […]

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The Case For Involving Treating Physicians In Subject Recruitment

Clinical Leader recently published an article in which the author and a representative of Pfizer made some really interesting points about the role of treating physicians in clinical subject recruitment. The typical approach to recruitment is to target patients directly. On the surface, this approach may seem patient- or customer-centric, but when you look a […]

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Argus Safety, Oracle Clinical & RDC Release Notes [January 2018]

Perficient’s Life Sciences practice regularly monitors the software release notes for several Oracle Health Sciences applications, including: Argus Safety Oracle Clinical/Remote Data Capture (OC/RDC) Thesaurus Management System (TMS) Generally speaking, we review release notes at the beginning of each month for the previous month. On occasion, there are no new releases and, therefore, nothing to […]

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A Compliant Do-Over For Regulated IT Systems

You know how you implemented that regulated IT system a few years ago, and it was all shiny and new, and then it went through a bunch of change controls and the validation documentation got kind of unwieldy, and now you’re kinda wishing you could start over with a clean slate, but without losing the […]

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Shared Investigator Platform (SIP) Strengths And Struggles

At any given time, a principal investigator (PI) can be working on one or more studies for a single sponsor company, or multiple studies for multiple sponsors. Likewise, each sponsor runs its clinical trials its own way, using its preferred technology and processes. And, often times, the technology and/or processes differ from study to study, […]

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Release Notes: Oracle/Perficient’s Clinical Apps [December 2017]

Perficient’s Life Sciences practice regularly monitors the software release notes for several Oracle Health Sciences applications, as well as our own clinical and safety systems. The systems covered in our review are: Oracle Systems Argus Safety Oracle Clinical/Remote Data Capture (OC/RDC) Thesaurus Management System (TMS) Perficient Systems ASCEND (Siebel CTMS) Generally speaking, we review release […]

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Clinical Study Migrations: Technical Things to Consider

There are a number of essential technical considerations that should be evaluated when migrating clinical studies from one database to another. Is the target database new or does the incoming data need to be “merged” into an existing database? What if the source application has been customized? What obstacles can be expected? Where does regulatory […]

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Top 5 Pharma & Medical Device Blog Posts From November 2017

Now that December is here, I thought it would be neat to look back at what our readers found most interesting last month. Below are the top five blog posts Perficient’s life sciences practice wrote in November – they’re ranked in order of popularity, with number one being the most viewed piece. Top 25 Biotech Companies European […]

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How To Fix Problems With Clinical Site And Investigator Payments

This is perhaps the biggest complaint we hear from both sponsors/contract research organizations (CROs) and sites/investigators. Sponsors and CROs dedicate countless resources to researching and addressing payment questions and concerns raised by site personnel, and site personnel often feel frustrated, undervalued, and distrustful of sponsors and CROs that do not pay them as promised. When […]

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How To Fix Having Outdated Contact Details For Clinical Sites

At first glance, having outdated contact information for sites might seem like a pretty minor issue. But when it results in delays related to required documents, monitoring visits, or clinical supplies, the issue quickly becomes more serious. It might be easy to keep a sponsor or contract research organization (CRO) in the loop when a […]

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How To Fix Cumbersome Site Monitoring Visits To Clinical Sites

While sponsors, contract research organizations (CROs), and clinical sites all acknowledge that site monitoring is a necessary part of ensuring clinical trials are run in compliance with governing regulations and protocols, it can be a rather burdensome process, both for monitors and for sites. Monitors struggle with scheduling the visits, having access to everything they […]

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How To Fix Poor Clinical Document Compliance At Clinical Sites

Keeping sites in compliance with their required documents is an ongoing battle for every sponsor and contract research organization (CRO). Considering the volume of documentation involved in a clinical trial, it’s no wonder why sites struggle to stay on top of it, or why sponsors and CROs get frustrated when auditors issue findings against them […]

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Release Notes: Oracle/Perficient’s Clinical Apps [November 2017]

Perficient’s Life Sciences practice regularly monitors the software release notes for several Oracle Health Sciences applications, as well as our own clinical and safety systems. The systems covered in our review are: Oracle Systems Argus Safety Oracle Clinical/Remote Data Capture (OC/RDC) Thesaurus Management System (TMS) Perficient Systems ASCEND (Siebel CTMS) Generally speaking, we review release […]

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Top 5 Pharma & Medical Device Blog Posts From October 2017

Now that November is here, I thought it would be neat to look back at what our readers found most interesting last month. Below are the top five blog posts Perficient’s life sciences practice wrote in October – they’re ranked in order of popularity, with number one being the most viewed piece. Aggregate Report Preparation In Safety […]

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How To Fix Clinical Data Entry Mistakes At Clinical Sites

Dirty clinical data is one of the most costly aspects of clinical trials. Not only does the review and cleanup slow down time to market and increase development costs, dirty data can stall or even kill a new drug application (NDA). Consistently receiving dirty data from sites can seriously damage a sponsor’s or contract research […]

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