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Ryan started his career at BCG and then became Product Manager for Microsoft Sharepoint. Before founding Florence he was President of Pubget, which had 600 medical centers and 6 of the 10 largest pharmas as customers. Pubget, Microsoft, BCG, University of California-Berkeley, Dartmouth College
9 08, 2015

Making Risk Based Monitoring Real for the Other 50% of Sponsors

2017-06-11T17:36:53+00:00

This year we’ve met with 45 pharmaceutical, biotech, and device sponsors about both risk-based and remote-based monitoring (the combination referred to as RBM), and we’re seeing sponsors migrate to RBM in very different ways. We encountered three main RBM positions: Source: Florence HC industry interviews, 2015 Targeted. 50% have moved to targeted monitoring based on [...]

26 05, 2015

Risk Based, Remote, and Centralized Monitoring in Clinical Trials: What’s What?

2017-06-11T17:36:53+00:00

The Florence team just got back from the MAGI conference where we spoke on clinical trial site operational efficiency, and the impact that monitoring queries have on sites. In our session and throughout the conference we heard the question: What is the difference between Risk Based, Remote-Based, and Centralized Monitoring in clinical trials? Receive a copy the survey results for the impact [...]

21 05, 2015

Paper Shadow Charts: The Hidden Barrier to eSource

2017-06-11T17:36:53+00:00

The benefits of eSource - where trial data remains electronic from start through data lock - are well understood. They include the elimination of transcription errors (shown by Nham et al to be 10x more accurate), reduction in duplicitous effort and monitoring requirements, and easier query resolution. With clinical EHR adoption nearing 90%, digital data [...]

12 04, 2015

The End of EHR Data Connection Fees

2017-06-11T17:36:53+00:00

The basis of healthcare data has not changed. Patient histories still set the stage. The exam still details how the patient looks, feels, and sounds. Vital signs are still gathered in similar ways. What has changed is what happens to this data logistically and economically after the patient visit. First, a bloom of EHRs drove digital storage. [...]

3 03, 2015

Integration Gets Pushed Off Again

2017-06-11T17:36:53+00:00

HL7, CDA, FHIR, CDISC, CDASH. The word jumble surfaces when researchers attempt to integrate clinical data with trial data. It also illustrates a trend where technologists, not clinicians, have control of patents' information. We propose there’s another way — an approach that puts the clinician in control of data movement. First let’s look at the [...]

1 02, 2015

Clinical Trial Data Sharing: Has the IOM Taken on Too Big a Challenge?

2017-06-11T17:36:53+00:00

In January of 2015, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) made an historic call to increase the sharing of data gathered in clinical trials. The aim to increase knowledge and subsequently increase the rate of therapy development is clear. How does this work? Collectively, sharing trial data would reduce cost and data leakage by eliminating duplicate efforts for sponsors. [...]

22 01, 2015

Pay for Performance Comes to Prescriptions… and Clinical Trials

2017-06-11T17:36:53+00:00

Payers are changing how providers get paid — from fee for service to paying for performance. This transition will be at the center of healthcare change for the foreseeable future– not only for practitioners, but surprisingly, also for therapy development.   First, a little background. Pay-for-performance incentivizes providers with bonus payments as well as with [...]

15 01, 2015

Do good, feel good: make software that matters

2017-06-11T17:36:53+00:00

Today, the largest technology companies in the world create social connections, organize the world’s information, and build great devices. These have a massive impact on society. According to McKinsey, social media’s impact is estimated to top $1.3 trillion annually. That’s a big number, and if you’re a software developer, its one that will get you featured on Techcrunch, and get you lauded by [...]

2 01, 2015

FlorenceHC 2015 Meta List

2017-06-11T17:36:53+00:00

To launch 2015, here’s a New Year’s greeting we hope is actually helpful: We’ve curated 15 of the best market intel sites in health IT to prepare you to take on the year. Happy reading and Happy New Year! – The Florence Healthcare Team, makers of eBinders for sites and eBinders for sponsors. The ’15 Health [...]

19 12, 2014

How will healthcare adopt “Event Driven” medicine?

2017-06-11T17:36:53+00:00

Pairing remote monitoring devices with event driven medicine algorithms has the potential to address home health care’s current reliability and usability limitations. Studies have shown that home devices in this setting are fit to address the needs of chronic illnesses. Why are chronic diseases fit for this purpose? The non-intensive nature of chronic disease. Chronic diseases [...]