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Steps to Paperless Clinical Trials: Creating Certified Copies and More

Posted by Abbie Hosta on Mar 20, 2017 3:13:39 PM

Whether you’ve taken the first steps toward a paperless clinical trial environment, or are still contemplating that very important transformation, you will want to take advantage of a new resource now available from Complion.

Steps to Paperless Clinical Trials: Creating Certified Copies and More, a new Complion feature article, presents insight and expertise from Betsy Fallen on using information technology to tame the paper beast that threatens efficiency and productivity at clinical research sites.

A recognized authority on the role of IT in regulatory and clinical operation and data management, Betsy’s early training as a registered nurse has kept her focus on patient welfare throughout her career. Now a regulatory and clinical process consultant, Betsy spent several years in regulatory and clinical operations with Merck and Co., along the way accumulating expertise in moving clinical trials to paperless environments.

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Topics: Paperless Clinical Trials, Regulatory Compliance, Paperless Research Sites, Certified Copies

The Future of Clinical Research Technology

Posted by Lisa Bozza Archer on Mar 16, 2017 12:15:25 PM

This post is Part 2 in a series based on the Complion webinar,  The Future of the Clinical Research Industry, as presented by John Neal, CEO of PCRS Network. In that webinar, John explores a variety of factors that are driving the evolution of clinical research.

We have the good fortune to live in an age when we are surrounded by technologies that are improving the speed and efficiency with which we can gather information, and the depth and breadth of that information. “In my research I’ve come across dozens of different devices out there that are already being used, some of which are collecting hundreds, and in some cases literally thousands and thousands of data points per second,” John says.

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Topics: Clinical Research Trends

The Future of Clinical Research: Introduction

Posted by Lisa Bozza Archer on Mar 6, 2017 10:16:37 AM

This post introduces a series based on the Complion webinar,  The Future of the Clinical Research Industry, as presented by John Neal, CEO of PCRS Network. In that webinar, John explores a variety of factors that are driving the evolution of clinical research.

No human endeavor is immune to change, and that is certainly true for clinical research. John Neal, CEO of PCRS Network spent a year talking to sponsors, management, and other people in various roles in clinical research in an effort to identify the factors that are shaping the future of clinical research. And while the views vary, one factor looms above all others.

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Topics: Clinical Research Trends

The Paperless Research Site: Best Practices for Regulatory and Document Management

Posted by Abbie Hosta on Mar 3, 2017 11:21:21 AM

Have you ever experienced the frustration or uncertainty associated with finding the right protocol or trial document? Does searching through messy binders, cluttered inboxes and separate systems or shared drives slow you down?

Watch this on-demand webinar and learn how to combat this problem. Complion Founder and CEO Rick Arlow, will discuss how an eRegulatory and document system can complement and connect with CTMS and other systems to save time, improve compliance and improve access. Explore best practices for managing documents electronically and learn from real-world experiences at similar sites.

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Topics: eRegulatory, CTMS, Paperless Research Sites

The Basics of Coverage Analysis

Posted by PFS Clinical on Feb 23, 2017 8:57:18 AM

As medicine continues to advance by the work of research institutions around the nation, the topic of billing compliance has become a highly prevalent matter in research administration. As such, institutions are looking for ways to ensure compliance, one of which is coverage analysis.

Coverage analysis is the process of reviewing a clinical trial protocol and determining which items and services can be billed to the study sponsor, and which can be billed to insurance. Though tedious, the process is crucial to the administrative wellbeing of a study, and can prevent costly errors that lead to billing non-compliance.

Medicare has strict rules that state a provider cannot receive payment from one party for a service and bill Medicare for that same service. Also known as “double billing,” this process is a severe form of Medicare fraud. However, by conducting a coverage analysis, you can avoid this mistake.

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Topics: Coverage Analysis