Webinar: Blockchain and Clinical Trials Watch this on-demand webinar as our Chief Technology Officer explores the impact of Blockchain on Clinical Trials, and if you should be planning for it at your organization. Blockchain’s potential impact on the healthcare space is immense. The buzz surrounding blockchain technology is warranted and should [...]
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“Blockchain will change the world!” This is the common message found in search engines and blog posts across the internet. But really, how many times have you heard this message before? It seems that a new, life-changing technology launches daily, so when should you actually pay attention to one of these “breakthroughs”? The answer [...]
Electronic signatures, eSignatures, are continuing to gain momentum replacing wet signatures in Clinical Trials. Wet signatures are signatures made by hand on a document, typically with a pen and paper, which are often later electronically scanned into a storage system or maintained on paper and stored in a binder room. Electronic Signatures, often called [...]
ATLANTA, GA – February 21, 2018 – Florence was named one of the Top 40 Innovative Technology Companies in Georgia by the Technology Association of Georgia (TAG). TAG’S Top 40 Awards recognize Georgia-based technology companies for their innovation, financial impact, and their efforts at spreading awareness of the state’s technology initiatives throughout the U.S. [...]
Innovation matters in Clinical Research… The adoption of new technology, in any industry, follows a familiar cycle outlined by Geoffrey Moore in his book Crossing the Chasm, Innovators: Innovators are the first individuals to adopt an innovation. These individuals/teams are willing to take a risk to help advance a solution. Early Adopters: These are the [...]
New technology should accelerate your studies, however, for many research sites new technologies end up adding complex and redundant processes for your team. Avoiding these additional processes requires tight integration. Moreover, many technology solutions claim to have integrations but it is important to ask exactly how they will integrate with the systems you are [...]
Transitioning to an eRegulatory platform is full of benefits; accelerated study startup, centralized document management, the ability to review and sign documents anywhere, easy task management, remote monitoring, and more. After hundreds of successful site implementations, our team has developed a complete guide for clinical research sites and centers planning for eRegulatory, available here. [...]
Transitioning to an eRegulatory platform is full of benefits; accelerated study startup, centralized document management, the ability to review and sign documents anywhere, easy task management, remote monitoring, and more. However, nearly 80% of the sites we talk to have not yet implemented this time and cost savings workflow - why is this? The [...]
A common question many teams ask as they face the transition to digital study documents is, “What if I get audited?” Inspections evoke fear because negative audit findings significantly impact everyone. Areas of high risk include missing documents, accurate delegation of authority logs, reporting delays, and inadequate monitoring or PI oversight. Given these risks, some [...]
Research protocol complexity is increasing and trial volumes are growing. The result - sites are struggling to take on more with the same team. Physicians and research teams are overwhelmed with cumbersome documentation and oversight requirements spread out across multiple locations. Workload imbalance and audit risk anxiety has led to turnover – exacerbating the [...]
The phrase “Audit Ready” is casually tossed around as a standard practice for both sites and sponsors. When I worked as a research coordinator I went to great lengths to make sure my binders were audit ready, particularly for one study that was deemed a high risk for inspection due to the novel nature of the [...]
With banking, stock trading, and now health records becoming electronic, what’s stopping someone from obtaining every detail about our lives? In clinical research, keeping Protected Health Information (PHI) – patients’ personal and identifiable information — secure is the key concern. Losing this means potentially harming the patient, running afoul of laws like HIPAA, and [...]
According to Florence Healthcare’s wearablesandapps.com, a database surveying 85 connected devices, the majority of wearable health devices are focused on activity tracking. But with wearables now supporting almost 31 different measurements, companies making heart rate, blood pressure, glucose, and temperature devices are pushing vital metrics into the sphere of diagnostic care. According to the [...]