About Ryan Jones

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
24 10, 2018

Four Observations from Site Solutions Summit

2021-05-20T10:46:49-04:00

This year’s SCRS Site Solutions Summit was the biggest ever, and for good reason—sites are coming into their own in the clinical trial value chain. Not only are sites maturing their operations and sending more staff to events like SCRS to learn, but sponsors have also realized that connections with sites are more important [...]

Four Observations from Site Solutions Summit2021-05-20T10:46:49-04:00
27 03, 2018

The Impact of Remote Monitoring on CRAs | Central Monitoring Summit

2021-05-19T19:08:12-04:00

While presenting at Central Monitoring Summit 2018, Elizabeth Robinson of Horizon Pharma shared a strong data point: In the coming years, Clinical Research Associates (CRAs) will experience more change to their jobs than any other research profession (2017 Applied Clinical Trials survey). This statement spurred a conversation amongst the room about what will change [...]

The Impact of Remote Monitoring on CRAs | Central Monitoring Summit2021-05-19T19:08:12-04:00
12 03, 2018

Cancer Research Is Accelerating, But We Can Do Better

2021-05-19T18:51:32-04:00

The rate of cancer death has been decreasing, and people are living longer with cancer than ever before. Approximately 64% of US patients diagnosed with cancer in 2005 have lived 10 years or more beyond diagnosis, up from 35% for those diagnosed in 1975. — American Society of Clinical Oncology Cancer Advances Report, 2018. [...]

Cancer Research Is Accelerating, But We Can Do Better2021-05-19T18:51:32-04:00
14 07, 2017

5 Ways To Engage Clinical Trial Sites With Technology

2021-05-19T17:49:13-04:00

As Featured in Clinical Leader, July 13 2017 Clinical research has a reputation for being notoriously slow to adopt new technologies. This should come as no surprise to those in the industry, since we operate in a highly regulated environment. We’re generally skeptical about technology for three main reasons: Potential data security and compliance [...]

5 Ways To Engage Clinical Trial Sites With Technology2021-05-19T17:49:13-04:00
27 04, 2017

eClinical tools to dClinical tools

2021-05-19T17:42:54-04:00

Gartner’s Michael Shanler was one of the first to recognize the trend of dClinical. He noticed that a new generation of software vendors was emerging who handled project management and reporting in a new way. Florence agrees with Michael’s observation, which is why we’re building tools that align with a dClinical approach. An abbreviated [...]

eClinical tools to dClinical tools2021-05-19T17:42:54-04:00
6 03, 2017

Florence Nominated to Present at 2017 Montgomery Summit

2021-05-19T17:08:33-04:00

Florence, the company advancing clinical research through software, will be presenting at the 2017 Montgomery Summit this week in Santa Monica California. The Montgomery Summit chose Florence to present from a field of over 4,000 applicants. Presenters represent the most impressive and innovative companies in their fields, including enterprise software, cloud infrastructure, cybersecurity, marketing [...]

Florence Nominated to Present at 2017 Montgomery Summit2021-05-19T17:08:33-04:00
24 02, 2017

What’s Your eRegulatory Strategy?

2021-05-19T17:03:28-04:00

What’s your eRegulatory Strategy? In the last year we’ve met with dozens of research teams to discuss this question. In the process, we've discovered that moving to an eRegulatory platform is much more than moving from paper to digital documents. Formulating a site-wide strategy for eRegulatory means considering 1) the benefits you seek, 2) [...]

What’s Your eRegulatory Strategy?2021-05-19T17:03:28-04:00
3 10, 2016

Florence Healthcare Wins DPharm Idol 2016

2021-05-19T16:32:43-04:00

Emerging technology company chosen as the most innovative in clinical research at Disruptive Innovations 2016. Atlanta, Ga-  Florence Healthcare, a software platform company focused on improving clinical trial site and sponsor collaboration, won the 2016 DPharm Idol competition in Boston last week. Disruptive Innovations (DPharm) is an annual event that discusses solutions in clinical [...]

Florence Healthcare Wins DPharm Idol 20162021-05-19T16:32:43-04:00
1 10, 2016

My clinical trial monitors say they don’t want an electronic binder. What do I do?

2021-05-19T16:23:21-04:00

The transition to electronic clinical trial binders (eBinders or investigator site files) is underway across the clinical research industry.  eBinders provide several advantages for your site. Well-understood benefits include: Improved compliance. Digital binders allow you to easily track and fix compliance issues so that your site is always audit-ready - no paper sticky notes [...]

My clinical trial monitors say they don’t want an electronic binder. What do I do?2021-05-19T16:23:21-04:00
9 08, 2016

Florence Featured in FierceBiotech

2021-05-19T16:04:58-04:00

Florence Healthcare snags cash to switch trial sites from paper to the cloud Florence Healthcare has picked up seed funding to help clinical trial sites switch from paper files to the cloud. The funding positions a team that cut its teeth at AirWatch and Microsoft ($MSFT) to build on its early successes, such as [...]

Florence Featured in FierceBiotech2021-05-19T16:04:58-04:00
12 07, 2016

Defining eSource for Clinical Trials: Three Practical Categories

2021-05-19T15:56:49-04:00

When discussing eSource there is as much detail to explore as any other segment of clinical trial operations. But from small biotechs to top 20 pharma, the starting point for discussions is more simple: how do we define eSource? After numerous deployments of eBinders and eBinders eSource, we've come to understand that eSource is three things. First, let's [...]

Defining eSource for Clinical Trials: Three Practical Categories2021-05-19T15:56:49-04:00
28 02, 2016

The Other Side of EDC and eTMF: A Webinar with SCRS

2019-08-01T15:03:46-04:00

EDC and eTMF applications streamline data capture for sponsors, but what is the rest of the digital story for sites? How close is the industry really to linking electronic source and moving beyond three-ring regulatory binders? Hear what lies in store for sites in 2016 and how digitization can affect investigator oversight, document processes, [...]

The Other Side of EDC and eTMF: A Webinar with SCRS2019-08-01T15:03:46-04:00
9 08, 2015

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

2021-05-19T13:20:53-04:00

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 [...]

Making Risk Based Monitoring Real for the Other 50% of Sponsors2021-05-19T13:20:53-04:00
26 05, 2015

Risk Based, Remote, and Centralized Monitoring in Clinical Trials

2021-05-19T13:04:30-04:00

This Post Originally Published in 2017, Updated in April 2021 AfteThe 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 [...]

Risk Based, Remote, and Centralized Monitoring in Clinical Trials2021-05-19T13:04:30-04:00
21 05, 2015

Paper Shadow Charts: The Hidden Barrier to eSource

2021-05-19T12:52:19-04:00

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 [...]

Paper Shadow Charts: The Hidden Barrier to eSource2021-05-19T12:52:19-04:00
12 04, 2015

The End of EHR Data Connection Fees

2021-05-19T12:46:55-04:00

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 [...]

The End of EHR Data Connection Fees2021-05-19T12:46:55-04:00