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.