Why ‘going paperless’ is the new ‘going green’.

As technology becomes increasingly more sophisticated, more and more companies and individuals are beginning to store data in the jordan pas cher  “cloud,” or in other words store data and resources on a server making remote access to their resources increasingly simple and feasible for just about anyone with a computer or mobile device. Instantly, communication becomes much easier and can help a company increase efficiency and decrease costs.

While companies have already begun the move to the cloud, companies completing clinical trials should be the next to move, due to the lack of current efficient data capture and new promise for faster interpretation.

Implementing the cloud to store and communicate large masses of data can change the way that companies manage clinical trials. Recently, companies have begun to conduct more clinical trials internationally, many in third world countries. due to cheaper labor costs, more lenient regulations, and larger target populations. However, international trials and studies in developing countries also creates complications with communicating data and results because sending an e-mail, a fax, or mailing paper overseas takes a significant amount of jordan pas cher time. Cost deductions are an extremely motivating factor, as a company can spend anywhere from $100 to $800 million on a clinical trial, more effective, real-time communication can also serve as a significant reason to go paperless.

Currently, scientists and doctors must wait to access clinical data until it is sent to them, often at the end of a phase or after a significant portion of the trial has passed. However, if a clinician was able to see data as it was collected, simply by logging on from wherever they are located, they might be able to treat patients more effectively or alter a group’s regimen earlier in the trial. With earlier access, when a clinician sees that a drug is ineffective or less effective in a specific group they can make decisions to alter treatments much more quickly. The most immediate advantages to cloud-based data capture are thus in dosage studies, compound studies, and follow-on studies.

There exists significant advantage in eligibility screening, as well. For example, consider a clinical trial in China where they are surveying patients on their level and type of chronic pain, requesting patients fill out a survey. Currently, that hospital in China hosting the trial will collect the data and analyze it in order to select the results that are relevant to the trial,jordan pas cher and to compile a concise report of data to send back to the US. However, with the implementation of the cloud, a hospital hosting a trial internationally would solely need to ensure that the survey results reached the cloud, mitigating risk by eliminating an extra level to data capture.

One last benefit is clear: by moving data to the cloud, a company would be reducing the amount of their paper waste by tenfold. According to the National Cancer Institute, the average clinical trial uses 100,000 pieces of paper throughout its entire course. Reducing that number to even half would drastically reduce a company’s waste production, making a company more environmentally friendly.

Faculty:

Laurence P. Birch, President and CEO.

Mr. Burch joined DATATRAK’s Board of Directors in 2007. He expanded his leadership role in the company by assuming the role of Chairman in May of 2008 and ultimately became DATATRAK’s President and CEO in January of 2009. Previously, Mr. Birch served as President and Chief Executive Officer of NeoPharm, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company. Prior to joining NeoPharm, Mr. Birch served as CEO and President of AKSYS, Ltd., a hemodialysis developer and manufacturer from 2005 to 2006.  Mr. Birch holds a Bachelor of Science-Finance from the University of Illinois and a MBA from Northwestern University-Kellogg Graduate Business of Management. Mr. Birch is also a Certified Public Accountant and a Chartered Global Management Accountant.

Jennifer M. Fox, CFO.

Ms. Fox is the jordan pas cher CFO at DATATRAK, responsible for leading the Company’s finance, quality and investor relations functions. Ms. Fox has 17 years accounting and finance experience with 14 years industry experience. She previously held positions at DATATRAK including Senior Director of Finance and Regulatory as well as International Director of Quality Assurance. Ms. Fox was also the CFO and VP of Finance and Quality Control for ClickFind, which was acquired by DATATRAK in 2006. Ms. Fox began her career in a variety of finance, accounting and general management positions, including a position with KPMG LLP as Engagement Manager. Ms. Fox earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics and a Master of Science degree in Accounting from Texas A&M University. She is also a Certified Public Accountant and a Chartered Global Management Accountant.

Craig Wigginton, CTO.

Craig Wigginton joined DATATRAK as Chief Technology Officer in May 2013. Mr. Wigginton brings over 20 years of product development, software engineering and architecture experience, with recent success in population health management, healthcare supply chain management and telecommunications services. Prior to joining DATATRAK, Mr. Wigginton spent seven years leading the Technology and Service Delivery organizations at Health Integrated as the Chief Operating Officer and Chief Technology Officer. Previously, he was Chief Technology Officer at Neoforma where he led the development of the jordan pas cher NeoConnect™ platform responsible for revolutionizing supply chain connectivity for acute care hospitals. Prior to Neoforma, Mr. Wigginton was one of the founding engineers of Pharos Technologies and held various technical leadership roles with Centillion Data Systems, Ameritech (AT&T) and E-Span. Mr. Wigginton is a graduate of the College of Engineering at Northeastern University and has been active in driving interoperability standards in the healthcare industry as a board member of the Coalition for Healthcare eStandards (CHeS) and as an At-Large Member of the Health Information Business Communications Council (HIBCC).http://www.jordan5.fr