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Abbie Hosta

Abbie manages the educational and marketing efforts at Complion, a company dedicated to transforming the way clinical trial documentation is maintained. She is passionate about technology, education, and finding new ways to solve old problems. Her goal is to deliver knowledge and value in every interaction. Abbie has a B.A. from Baldwin-Wallace University where she studied Marketing and Human Resources.
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University of Cincinnati Cancer Institute Abstract Awarded 1st Place for 10th Annual AACI CRI Meeting

Posted by Abbie Hosta on Jul 3, 2018 2:39:48 PM

As recently announced by the Association of American Cancer Institutes, an abstract created in a collaboration by the University of Cincinnati Cancer Institute and Complion has been awarded first place by the AACI CRI steering committee and selected to be presented in formal sessions at the 10th Annual AACI Clinical Research Initiative Meeting, July 11-12, in Chicago.

Selected from among a record 68 submissions, the winning entry, “Building a Strong Foundation: How Leveraging Cross Collaboration Can Improve Standardization and Adoption of an eRegulatory Solution,” was written by Trisha Wise-Draper, MD, PhD; Justin Osborne; Benjamin Quast, MBA, CCRP; Emily Werff, all from the University of Cincinnati Cancer Institute, and Michael Hurley, MBA, of Complion.

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Topics: eRegulatory, News, Regulatory Compliance, Document Management, Standardization, Cancer Center

Smart Decisions Behind a Successful FDA Inspection with eRegulatory

Posted by Abbie Hosta on Jun 26, 2018 12:30:20 PM
New Case Study Offers Insight into an FDA Inspection from a Research Site using eRegulatory 

If you find yourself standing on a railroad track, you can expect that at some point you’ll hear the distant whistle and rumble of an oncoming train. At that moment the smart decision is to step off the track in preparation of the train’s arrival.

For clinical research sites, FDA inspections are a bit like an oncoming train. They don’t whistle or rumble,  but you know they are coming. You just don’t know exactly when. The difference between getting rolled over by the inspection and surviving unscathed comes down to preparation. What are you doing to step off the tracks?

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Topics: eRegulatory, Paperless Clinical Trials, Compliance, Regulatory Compliance, FDA Inspections, Paperless Research Sites, Electronic Signatures

Rowing in the Same Direction: Integrating eRegulatory and CTMS Systems

Posted by Abbie Hosta on Nov 13, 2017 9:17:18 AM

In summer months you can look down from one of the bridges spanning the Cuyahoga River here in Cleveland, Ohio to see rowing teams seated in slender rowing shells, slicing through the murky water. In each shell team members pull on their oars, propelling the sleek craft with remarkable speed and efficiency. Of course, that speed is possible only when everyone rows in cadence, and in the same direction.

That same level of coordination and integration is absolutely essential for the technologies on which clinical research organizations rely to manage regulatory and other essential trial information. Without that integration organizations can’t move forward, facing unnecessary duplication of effort, interrupted communication flow, and other costly, time-consuming obstacles.

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Topics: eRegulatory, CTMS, Document Management, integration

Electronic Signatures in Clinical Research: Lifting the Paper Curse

Posted by Abbie Hosta on Oct 31, 2017 10:23:58 AM

Scenes of someone being relentlessly pursued, perhaps by zombies, vampires, flying sharks, or some combination of any or all of the above, are common on TV during Halloween season. And that’s ok. But somewhat similar scenes are also playing out in the halls of research facilities as research nurses or regulatory coordinators attempt to chase down busy Primary Investigators (PIs) whose signatures are needed on essential documents. Staff members set up ambushes, pen and documents in hand, waiting for unsuspecting PIs. Or they set out the documents where they hope the PIs will see and sign them, which only increases the chances that the documents will disappear.

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Topics: Paperless Clinical Trials, Paperless Research Sites, Electronic Signatures

Protecting Clinical Research Documents From Natural Disasters

Posted by Abbie Hosta on Oct 23, 2017 10:48:09 AM

Flooding in Houston. Wildfires in Sonoma. Utter devastation in San Juan. Natural disaster has dominated recent headlines, providing a sobering reminder of just how susceptible we are to the power of nature. Watching the news coverage of people struggling to rebuild lives, homes, and businesses, I find myself wondering if it is even possible to be prepared for such incredible destruction. There are limitations to how much you can protect yourself and your property, and given the level of destructive force on display in recent disasters, it seems the only truly viable precaution is to be somewhere else.

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Topics: eRegulatory, Paperless Research Sites, Document Management

Tough decisions? See into your eRegulatory future at 2017 Global Site Solutions Summit

Posted by Abbie Hosta on Sep 12, 2017 12:43:33 PM

In life and in business, so many tough decisions would be so much easier to make if you only had the ability to see into the future. But in the real world, the best you can do is to draw on the experience of others who have faced similar critical decisions, learned what works and what doesn’t, and applied those lessons to shape your decision.

For most sites the transition to an eRegulatory system is not a matter of if, but when. Fortunately, you have a unique opportunity to draw on the experience of panel of professionals who have completed that transformation at the 2017 Global Site Solutions Summit, taking place October 6-8, 2017 in Boca Raton, FL.

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Topics: eRegulatory, Events, Paperless Clinical Trials, Regulatory Compliance, Document Management

How a Texas Cardiovascular Research Department Reached New Levels of Efficiency

Posted by Abbie Hosta on Jul 5, 2017 4:38:38 PM

It’s an increasingly common occurrence at clinical research sites, that moment of realization that the organization is choking on paper. A blizzard of documents and a mountain of bulging folders crushing efficiency and slowing processes to the point that a fleeting thought about a splash of lighter fluid and a well-placed match might pass through the mind of a harried site executive.

Cooler heads prevail, of course, and far less incendiary solutions are readily available.

Complion has been such a solution for a great many research sites, including South Texas Cardiovascular Consultants (STCC), a research hospital that serves patients in four locations throughout Texas.

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Topics: Paperless Clinical Trials, Regulatory Compliance, Paperless Research Sites, Document Management

A Partner in 21 CFR Part 11 Compliance

Posted by Abbie Hosta on Jun 12, 2017 10:59:35 AM

How the right partner can smooth the path to a fully compliant regulatory and document management system

Efforts to transition to a streamlined paperless operation are unquestionably worthwhile. But the characteristic increases in efficiency are of little value if the transformed organization falls short of 21 CFR Part 11 compliance. That is why it is critically important that every step on the path to the paperless transformation is guided by professionals who are deeply, intimately familiar with the requirements for compliance.

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Topics: Paperless Clinical Trials, Compliance, Regulatory Compliance, Paperless Research Sites, 21 CFR Part 11

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