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Data-Tech Connect: Improving Technology Training to Facilitate Competency for the Clinical Research Professional

It is without question that the technological advances that have infiltrated the clinical research industry have created efficient workflows that allow for faster reporting of data with huge cost savings. As we read about technologies that impact research, it’s easy to get caught up in discussions of hyper-efficient workflows massively streamlined by a techy gadget, […]

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PI Corner: The Upside of Intervention in a World Full of Constraints

“Is Your Site Up to Speed?” and “Talent Management Tools and Tactics” are the running themes for this issue of Clinical Researcher—and good themes they are. Let’s talk about the talent in our organizations first. Do we always have a full complement of adequately trained talent on our research teams? I can guarantee you the […]

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Research Compliance: Launch of Medicare’s Oncology Care Model—An Opportunity for Administrative Reform

On July 1, 2016, Medicare began enrolling select oncology patients under its newest payment plan, the Oncology Care Model (OCM). The Innovation Center of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services developed the OCM to address rising cancer care costs and increasing variation in treatment expenditures that were not sustainable for the U.S. economy. Many […]

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Covance: Investing in Today’s CRA Talent to Ensure a Stronger Tomorrow

The importance of Clinical Research Associate training to support effective trials The clinical trial landscape is witnessing an increase in Phase III trials that average more than 3,500 patients. As more of these large trials continue to emerge, many contract research organizations (CROs) and sponsors are struggling to recruit qualified clinical research associates (CRAs) to […]