Julie Haney, RN, MSL, CCRC, Senior Administrator for Study Submissions and Regulatory Affairs, Clinical Research Services, Roswell Park Cancer Institute

Certification Protects Both Sides in the Hiring Process

Trust, but verify—with an emphasis on the verify. That’s the mantra hiring manager Julie Haney has taken up more and more in recent years as the problem of fraudulent resumes increases. “Over the past 16 years, it’s gone from you trust that people are reflecting adequate credentials and experience to [now] having to make them […]

Cami Gearhart, CEO, Quorum Review IRB

Are Clinical Trial Sites Ready for Paperless Consent?

While some predict electronic consent (eConsent) systems will be the norm within five years, don’t tell that to the wide swath of sites that haven’t used the tools or, in some cases, don’t even understand eConsent. “We find very few sites have used the tools yet, and some don’t even know what eConsent is,” says […]

Shirley Trainor-Thomas, MHSA, Chief Strategy Officer, eNRE

Why Clinical Research Revenue Cycle Management is Vital to Business

The unique complexities of billing and capturing payments for patients in clinical trials have often been overlooked, or actually misunderstood, in the context of healthcare organizations’ finances, according to experts from the GuideStar clinical trials support service. “In some cases, finance professionals have the misconception that a clinical trial sponsor pays for all medical care […]

Charlotte French, Senior Director and Global Head for Contracting and Outsourcing, EMD Serono

Are You Wasting Money on Unnecessary Protocol Amendments?

More than one-third of costly protocol amendments are avoidable, according to research conducted by EMD Serono and Quintiles. The stakes are high: The average protocol amendment carries a $450,000 price tag, delays a study by 61 days, and hits the clinical trial industry with an average $85 million in opportunity costs, says Charlotte French, senior […]

Terri Hinkley

Adapting to the New Realities of Clinical Trials

A sometimes-daunting array of processes and technologies is putting a new kind of pressure on clinical research professionals that demands innovative training and a core reassessment of how to demonstrate skillsets, says Terri Hinkley, RN, BScN, MBA, CCRC, FACRP, Workforce Innovation Officer at the Association of Clinical Research Professionals.