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Research Compliance: Preparing Your Research Departments for HIPPA Audits by the Office for Civil Rights

For those who do not know, the U.S. Office for Civil Rights (OCR) is the organization that enforces the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). Since HIPAA’s inception, OCR has established complaint mechanisms and levied fines on organizations that are not in compliance with HIPAA in predominately a reactive manner. Recently, the office has […]

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Measurements, Metrics, and KPIs: Achieving a Balanced Scorecard

Pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and medical device sponsors and contract research organizations (CROs) are hiring sites to do one thing: produce high-quality data. In pursuit of that single and seemingly simple goal, research sites have to do hundreds of things, including training highly competent researchers, recruiting numerous appropriately qualified research subjects, and managing complex nuances of the […]