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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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6 Investigators Received FDA Warning Letters In 2017

It’s been awhile since I’ve written about FDA warning letters, so I thought I would take a look at the letters issued throughout the year and see if anything egregious (or at least interesting) came up. I was surprised to learn that the FDA issued letters to six separate clinical investigators, and I thought the […]

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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 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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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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How To Fix Ineffective Subject Screening At Clinical Sites

Even when sites are able to recruit a large pool of potential subjects, sponsors and contract research organizations (CROs) see far too many subjects who fail to pass the screening visit (screen failures) and subjects who pass the screening visit only to leave the study early (early terminations). Because sites get paid for every subject […]

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How To Fix Slow Subject Recruitment At Clinical Sites

Even the most promising clinical sites can have trouble recruiting enough eligible subjects. Pressure from upper management and/or the sponsor organization to meet recruitment targets causes stress and anxiety for study managers, which in turns strains their relationships with underperforming sites. This tension can be alleviated by helping sites: Broaden their pool of potential subjects […]

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7 Ways To Fix Your Relationships With Clinical Sites

In our nearly 20 years of working with the life sciences industry, we’ve spoken with countless pharmaceutical, medical device, and contract research organizations (CROs) about their relationships with clinical sites and investigators. We’ve listened to their struggles and the things they’ve done to try to make things better, including what’s worked and what hasn’t. We’ve […]

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Life Sciences Is Not Immune To The Age Of The Customer

This is the second post in a series about applying customer experience (CX) principles to life sciences. In the first post, I discussed a critical underpinning concept for the blog series related to how “customers” are defined in life sciences. Here’s a quick recap: Since patients don’t typically buy their medications or medical devices directly […]

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Top 5 Pharma & Medical Device Blog Posts From June 2017

Now that July 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 June – they’re ranked in order of popularity, with number one being the most viewed piece. What Exactly Is An “Adverse […]

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Key Takeaways Re: CX And Your Relationships With Clinical Sites

In the previous five posts in this series, I’ve taken you on a little journey designed to help you improve your relationship with your clinical sites, thereby boosting their performance and reducing your costs. In this, the final post in the series, I’ll summarize the key takeaways and offer up some additional resources to help […]

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How To Fix The Sponsor/CRO-Site/Investigator Relationship

Many moons ago, I wrote the blog post This Is Bad News For Sponsors And CROs, in which I shared how the number of principal investigators interested in running new trials had declined. Another blog post from several several years ago, Wait, You’re Not Using an Investigator Portal?, shared one method of increasing satisfaction among […]

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What Connected Health For Life Sciences Means For You

It seems every company in every industry is talking about “going digital.” But, what does that really mean? At its heart, going digital is really just about relationships: relationships with customers, partners, team members, and the world at large. Since the introduction of mobile and digital technology, the ways in which we interact with others […]

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Oracle Siebel CTMS Now Supports Satellite Sites

The satellites are finally in orbit! In Oracle’s innovation pack 2016 (IP2016) for Siebel Clinical, they introduced a new feature that allows clinical sites to have satellite sites organized beneath them. Here are some highlights of the satellite site feature: Multiple satellite sites can be defined for an individual parent site Parent site data defaults […]

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