World Famous Clinic In Rochester, MN Selects Click Commerce To Automate Research Compliance Approval

PORTLAND, Ore., May 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Click Commerce , a leading provider of compliance automation solutions for research institutions, today announced that Mayo Clinic has selected the company's Webridge Extranet for Compliance to automate Institutional Review Board (IRB) approval processes for new and continuing research.

Federal regulations establish IRBs to protect the rights and welfare of people participating in research studies. Both board members and research scientists suffer from the increasing complexity of paperwork necessary to describe new research and to weigh the risk-benefit ratio to prospective patients.

The Webridge Extranet for Compliance solution will bring efficiency to the approval process for Mayo's research and board members. A component of this solution, Webridge SmartForms(TM), will automatically guide researchers through the IRB compliance forms, based on how they answer questions. With all applications assembled and stored electronically, the system will also enhance the Mayo Clinic's ability to monitor on-going studies and continue improving research patient safety.

"The explosion in research and added complexity is placing unprecedented stress on review processes," said Michael W. Ferro, Jr., Chairman and CEO of Click Commerce. "Our solutions will enable Mayo Clinic scientists, doctors, and administrators to cope with rising standards for patient safety and ethical practices without being overwhelmed by the process."

A Human Research Enhancement Grant awarded by the National Institutes of Health supports this initiative financially.

About Click Commerce, Inc.

Click Commerce provides turnkey software and services solutions that enable global enterprises to transform their business relationships to gain competitive advantage. The Webridge Extranet for Compliance by Click Commerce provides configurable compliance automation software that enables higher education and healthcare research institutions to optimize compliance processes and gain efficiencies in research administration. Six of the top ten research institutions in North America, including Johns Hopkins, University of Washington, and the University of Michigan, use the Webridge solution to automate regulatory compliance processes and manage research project approvals. More information can be found at and .

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