Seattle, WA – July 19, 2011 - StudyManager, a leading provider of clinical trial management software (CTMS) and electronic data capture (EDC) solutions, today announced that the Clinical Research Group (CRG) at Drexel University College of Medicine selected StudyManager’s Reveal software to manage its clinical trials.
The CRG, among other research-related activities at Drexel University College of Medicine, supports a rapidly-growing affiliate network with budget and contract clinical trials policy implementation, while also maintaining a clinical trial database for these sites.
Accordingly, and with the continued growth of clinical trial activities at Drexel University College of Medicine and its affiliate network, the CRG needed a system to ensure data would be accessible to all applicable research personnel, regardless of their location.
“We sought a CTMS that would help centralize clinical trial data and research processes,” said Donna Walsh, Chief Operating Officer, Clinical Research Operations, Drexel University College of Medicine. “Our hope is that the CTMS database will help us move away from dependency on traditional methods of data processing.”
“As the CRG continues to expand its affiliate network, it is now necessary to have a system for data processing and automation that is accessible to all applicable research personnel regardless of their location,” said Dr. Marcellina N. Oparaoji, Executive Director, Clinical Research Operations, Drexel University College of Medicine.
As it evaluated systems, specific areas the CTMS would need to address included:
? Budget/financial regulatory compliance. Budgets within the industry-sponsored clinical trials undergo a strict internal review process to determine study costs while upholding the federal regulatory compliance requirements. Specific areas under the CRG’s management are identification of research costs, negotiation of research budget, research bills reconciliation, and guidance with payment and invoicing of sponsors and post-award administrative services. A CTMS would help accomplish these tasks better and faster.
? Billing reconciliation. Efficient process flow and review of research-related bills helps ensure proper patient billing. Through StudyManager Reveal, CRG will be able to enhance this review by providing relevant reports which will research vendor management, account payables and invoicing activities.
? Ability to support multiple affiliates. CRG supports affiliates with budget and contract clinical trials policy implementation, while also maintaining clinical trial database for these sites. The department`s financial team directly receives applicable research-related billing invoices on a monthly basis, and thoroughly reviews the statements to ensure the accuracy of the charges listed. The CRG creates a standard research pricing agreement for all research affiliate hospitals. Creating a one-stop standard area would help improve efficiencies in working with affiliates.
Following an in-depth review process, the CRG selected StudyManager’s Reveal system.
“The implementation of Reveal at Drexel University College of Medicine’s Clinical Research Group represents the ability to streamline processes and support the CRG’s growing affiliate network," said Sue Blecman, Vice President of Sales, StudyManager. "We are pleased to have been selected as the provider of choice to meet their clinical trial management needs."
About Drexel University College of Medicine
Drexel University College of Medicine has established some of the most highly innovative and rigorous academic programs available today, incorporating the University’s expertise in engineering and technology into traditional medical training. The College of Medicine is home to one of the nation’s leading centers for spinal cord research; one of the foremost centers for malaria study; and a highly regarded HIV/AIDS program with extensive NIH-funded research in prevention and therapeutic interventions. Drexel University College of Medicine has been designated a Vanguard National Center of Excellence in Women’s Health by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and is highly respected in numerous other specialties including autism, cardiology, minimally invasive surgery, and toxicology. Visit www.drexelmed.edu for more information.
StudyManager (also known as Advanced Clinical Software) is a privately held company focused exclusively on developing solutions for the clinical research industry. Reveal offers groundbreaking ease-of-use, power, and flexibility. Combining the latest web technology with nearly 20 years of customer feedback, Reveal reduces data-entry time, empowers research staff, and delivers critical recruitment and financial results. Backed by the most comprehensive customer support program in the industry, Reveal is the site success solution.
Lisa M. Brandli
Principal, Moxie Communications LLC