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Tips to Setting up an Effective Community-based Clinical Trials Program


Clinical Trials Program TipsThe increasing role of clinical research has led the healthcare industry to increasingly rely upon data entry services to generate high quality, reliable data from clinical trials. Clinical trials are experimental studies that are important for testing and evaluating potential cures for diseases or to find preventive interventions.

Physicians often participate in clinical research to ensure that patients have access to cutting edge therapies at no additional cost, and to contribute to society welfare. The clinical trials and researches also help them:

  • in receiving ancillary revenue stream
  • build their professional stature and
  • also increase the chance of being published in scientific journals.

Clinical trials also help physicians learn more about the therapies and new inventions even before entering the market. Arranging and managing an effective community-based clinical trials program is not easy, and it has to be meticulously done.

In the team, apart from physicians there are principal investigators, sub investigators and a director of research who will deal with sponsors, institutional review boards and the contract research organization hired by the manufacturer. The most important component of clinical trials is the study co-ordinator which could be nurses who are trustworthy and reliable with good experience and qualification.

Other staff involved in a clinical trial are recruiters, professional data entry and data miner specialists from a data entry service. Once all the components for clinical trials are ready, the next important element is the physical space which can be a challenging task. The research space should be located within the clinic, and choosing a location within the eyeshot of referring doctors can help keep the research program clear.

To ensure hundred percent participation of doctors in the research, the ideal method is to handover a laminated card that highlights the key elements of the clinical research. The colleagues in the research should be kept well aware of the developments happening in the research. Developing a clinical research trial is not an easy task, it takes time and experience to create new treatments and obtain the necessary information to benefit patients.

Medical data entry is an important service healthcare researchers can utilize to ensure accurate and timely documentation of research findings and clinical trials. Moreover, it will also help in freeing up valuable time and in-house resources.

About Julie Clements

Julie Clements

Joined the MOS team in March of 2008. Julie Clements has background in the healthcare staffing arena; as well as 6 years as Director of Sales and Marketing at a 4 star resort. Julie was instrumental in the creation of the medical record review division (and new web site); and has especially grown this division along with data conversion of all kinds.