The need for robust clinical trial management systems has never been greater than it is today. The changing realities of research – increasingly complex protocols, tighter timelines, and less forgiving budgets, in a heavily regulated environment – are making continued reliance on paper-based and hybrid paper/electronic systems untenable. Organizations are also looking for ways to break down some of the barriers that historically kept different parts of the research enterprise from working closely together. Web-based solutions can improve communication, efficiency, and quality, with the added benefit of being easily accessible on a wide variety of hardware platforms.
From the beginning, the primary goal of InfoEd’s Clinical Trials module has been to bring order to the complex world of human studies. In addition to core capabilities such as workflow, reporting, communication tools, and cross-module linkages, the features of our CTMS solution include:
- Integrated trial setup and accounting tools
- Financial tracking, invoicing, and collections
- Participant recruitment, enrollment, and tracking
- Document management
- Adverse event management
- Regulatory tracking
- Multi-site trial management
As with the other products in our integrated eRA suite, Clinical Trials combines a broad range of capabilities with the flexibility to support research programs of any size. Multiple levels of security can be configured to allow for a phased implementation approach and to give users access to the specific features they need, avoiding the unnecessary exposure of sensitive information that might pose a compliance risk.
Our plans for 2012 include devoting additional resources to move Clinical Trials in the direction we believe it needs to go. This process really began in April 2011 when I joined InfoEd as Clinical Trials Product Manager, coming from a professional background in clinical research and regulatory affairs.
We are also working to make sure it’s understood that InfoEd Global knows the business of clinical research. The recently launched Industry Notices section of our corporate website is updated most days of the week with news and information of interest to clinical research professionals. Later this year, we will launch a product-specific website for Clinical Trials, and the 2012 User Group Meeting will include an entire track devoted to clinical research.
As we work to make our Clinical Trials module the best investigative site CTMS on the market, our efforts will be informed by the latest industry knowledge and the feedback we receive from current and potential clients. For more information about InfoEd Clinical Trials, please visit our website.