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Clinical Informatics News Announces Winners of its First Best Practices Awards Program

Miami, FL (PRWEB) February 06, 2014

Cambridge Healthtech Media Group’s Clinical Informatics News announced the winners of its first Best Practices Awards competition this morning in a plenary session at the 2014 Summit for Clinical Ops Executives (SCOPE) in Miami.

Grand prize winners were named in three clinical ops categories highlighting best practices in clinical intelligence, study startup and design, and managing patient data from Clinical Ink, Forte Research Systems, Mytrus, and Pfizer.

“We extend our sincere congratulations to the winners of this year’s Clinical Informatics News Best Practices Awards competition,” said Allison Proffitt, editor of Clinical Informatics News. “Our first year’s entries covered a range of areas and truly represented some of the best practices in the industry. Our judges had some tough decisions to make, and we believe that the contest has highlighted some truly innovative, game-changing tools and solutions. Our winners should be very proud that they have captured the imagination and respect of such a distinguished jury.”

The Clinical Informatics News Best Practices Awards program was established in 2013 by the editors of Clinical Informatics News to recognize clinical organizations for outstanding strategic innovation—partnerships, deployments, or collaborations that manifestly improve the clinical trial process.

The awards presentations were co-hosted by Naila Ganatra, General Manager at Barnett International, and Allison Proffitt, editorial director of Clinical Informatics News.

A panel of five invited expert judges joined the editors in reviewing detailed submissions from organizations ranging from large pharmaceutical companies to medical centers to clinical tools providers around the world, choosing best practices in three categories.

The grand prize trophies were presented to the following organizations within these categories:

Patient Data Management: Mytrus and Pfizer

Electronic Informed Consent and Direct Patient Data Collection Technology for At-Home Clinical Research.

Mytrus and Pfizer designed and executed the first complete Direct to Patient (D2P) clinical trial technology system for use in Pfizer’s REMOTE study for patients with OAB. The technology for this project (code‐named “Apollo”) included several innovative patient communication and learning tools that set a new standard for planning and executing clinical research in the patient’s home environment.

Study Startup and Design: Clinical Ink

Use of E-Source / Remote Monitoring by Isolated African Research Sites Dramatically

Improves Study Execution/Collaboration in Tuberculosis Vaccine Study

Panacea (an academic consortium among universities in Germany and the Netherlands acting as the Sponsor) received limited grant funding to test a promising tuberculosis vaccine and selected 7 sites in Tanzania and South Africa based on the high number of TB cases in the local area. However, these sites have limited connectivity and experience conducting clinical trials according to the strict regulatory requirements of the FDA/EMA. In particular, Panacea was concerned about the ability to ensure that source documents are maintained, clinical data is monitored/reviewed regularly to ensure appropriate oversight, and to confirm that sites are complying with the protocol and GCPs. Panacea and Triclinium (a South African CRO) selected the Clinical Ink SureSource platform to enable the African sites to capture source data electronically and permit the European medical institutions to review/monitor source documents/data remotely. Notably, the SureSource platform utilizes tablet PCs with intuitive electronic forms that mimic paper in terms of usability, but which incorporate sophisticated real-time data validations and can be used completely offline; some sites even take the tablet PCs with them to subject homes or off-site locations to collect data. Both the documents and data are uploaded and available for monitors to review remotely via the SureSource portal by the CRO in South Africa as well as the academic consortium in Europe.

Clinical Data Intelligence: Forte Research Systems

Research Resonance Network

Recognizing the challenges of getting a handle on historic site performance, a group of research institutions, referred to as “Onsemble” and consisting of the nation’s top research centers such as the Yale Center for Clinical Investigation and the Indiana University Simon Cancer Center, collaborated to create a standards-based approach for tracking site metrics. Over 7 years, the institutions discussed best practices and established a common data set and a corresponding set of tools for gathering the data. This suite of tools, hosted by Forte Research Systems, is called the Research Resonance Network, which brings together a collaborative community of research sites who are committed to the pursuit of excellence in clinical research operations.

Criteria and Judging

Awards finalists and winners were selected for their innovative use of clinical technologies including informatics, information technology, and knowledge management on a project or organizational level to achieve significantly improved results in clinical operations, clinical trial planning, or patient service. The judges rated entries on several criteria, including innovation, importance, return on investment and likely industry impact, seeking stories that spotlighted the practical and positive deployment of novel technologies in academic, medical or commercial organizations. For further information on Clinical Informatics News’ Best Practices Awards, please email aproffitt (at) healthtech (dot) com.

The 2014 Best Practices Awards were organized by Clinical Informatics News editor Allison Proffitt and staff reporter Aaron Krol. Joining the editors in judging the entries was a distinguished panel of experts:


    Stephen Fogelson, Develotron
    Naila Ganatra, Barnett International
    Beth Harper, Clinical Performance Partners, Inc.
    Joseph Kim, Shire
    Phillips Kuhl, Cambridge Healthtech Institute

The 2015 Clinical Informatics News Best Practices competition will begin soliciting entries in August 2014. Contact: Allison Proffitt: aproffitt (at) healthtech (dot) com, 617-233-8280.

About Clinical Informatics News (http://www.ClinicalInformaticsNews.com)

Cambridge Healthtech Media Group’s Clinical Informatics News reports on innovative technologies from clinical trials to medical informatics. Technology continues to permeate all aspects of clinical trials and the patient experience, and the tools to support these efforts are maturing rapidly. ClinicalInformaticsNews.com and the Clinical

Informatics News email newsletter provide authoritative news, views, and insights on the vast landscape of innovation between clinical trial management and delivery of care.

About Cambridge Healthtech Institute (CHI) (http://www.chicorporate.com)

Founded in 1992, Cambridge Healthtech Institute (http://www.chicorporate.com) is the preeminent life science network for leading researchers and business experts from top pharmaceutical, biotech, academic, and niche service provider organizations. CHI’s integrated life science portfolio of products and services includes Cambridge Healthtech Institute Conferences, Pharmaceutical Strategy Series, Barnett International, Cambridge Healthtech Associates, Insight Pharma Reports, Marketing Services, Meeting Planners, and Cambridge Healthtech Media Group, which includes several eNewsletters, Bio-IT World.com, as well as Lead Generation Programs.

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2014 Vancouver Consumer Choice Award Winners


(PRWEB) January 24, 2014

2014 VANCOUVER CONSUMER CHOICE AWARD WINNERS

Consumer Choice Award is thrilled to announce the 2014 Top Service Providers in their respective sectors for the Greater Vancouver Area. We would like to extend heartfelt congratulations to all this year’s winners; your dedication to superior service has resonated with the people of the city of Vancouver.

Each year across Canada, Consumer Choice Award gathers opinions, perceptions and expectations through the responses of thousands of consumers and businesses. All winners have gone through a rigorous selection process conducted by a third party research firm to ensure only the most outstanding service providers are the winners within their respective industry. Find the list of Award Winners below:

BUSINESS

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ALLEGRA MARKETING PRINT WEB

Printing & Digital Services

1290 Venables St.

Vancouver

(604) 875-1919

AUTOMATION ONE

Photocopier Sales & Service

1365 Boundary Rd.

Vancouver

(604) 255-6622

CANADIAN LINEN & UNIFORM SERVICE

Uniform Supplier

2750 Gilmore Ave.

Burnaby

(778) 331-6200

(800) 686-7211

CREDIT COUNSELLING SOCIETY

Credit & Debt Counselling Services

440 – 88 Sixth St.

New Westminster

(604) 527-8999

(888) 527-8999

FREEMAN AUDIO VISUAL CANADA (FORMERLY AVW-TELAV AUDIO VISUAL SOLUTIONS)

Audio Visual Services

395 West 8th Ave.

Vancouver

(604) 255-1151

(800) 868-6886

GRAPHICALLY SPEAKING

Web Design/Web SEO

300-602 West Hastings Street

Vancouver

(604) 682-5500

(877) 875-4337

PREMIERE EXECUTIVE SUITES

Executive Suites

200 – 1080 Mainland St.

Vancouver

(604) 569-0543

(877) 751-4045

SANDS & ASSOCIATES

Bankruptcy Trustees

With 11 Locations to Serve You

Vancouver

(604) 310-0911

(800) 661-3030

SHADOW INVESTIGATIONS LTD

Investigators

71044 – 7921 120th St.

Delta

(604) 696-2000

(877) 874-2369

SKYLINE BRITISH COLUMBIA

Display & Exhibition Designers

208 – 1538 Cliveden Ave., Annacis Island

Delta

(888) 636-3001

THE CRUIKSHANK ADVISORY GROUP LTD.

Business Brokers

5117 Francisco Crt.

North Vancouver

(604) 988-4902

TPD (FORMERLY THE PERSONNEL DEPARTMENT)

Employment Agency

1205 – 595 Howe St.

Vancouver

(604) 685-3530

(888) 685-3530

TRADE EXCHANGE CANADA

Barter Services

216-3823 Henning Dr.

Burnaby

(604) 294-5881

(888) 576-5881

TRANS CANADA LABELS

Labels

105 – 1628 Fosters Way

Delta

(604) 525-7898

(888) 552-2357

WESTCOAST PLASTIC RECYCLING

Recycling Center & Services

3 – 2480 Shell Rd.

Richmond

(604) 247-1664

(866) 660-1664

CONSTRUCTION

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ALL-PRO SERVICES LTD.

Boiler Services

408 – 1515 Broadway St.

Port Coquitlam

(604) 468-1446

BEAVER LANDSCAPE LTD.

Landscape Contractors/Lawn Maintenance

4 – 11720 Voyageur Way

Richmond

(604) 271-3060

CAMBIE ROOFING CONTRACTORS LTD.

Roofing

1367 East Kent Ave. N.

Vancouver

(604) 261-1111

(604) 874-4444

CANADA SCAFFOLD SUPPLY CO. LTD.

Scaffolding Contractors

11331 Twigg Pl.

Richmond

(604) 324-7691

(800) 293-0133

HOULE ELECTRIC

Electric Contractor

5050 North Fraser Way

Burnaby

(604) 434-2681

IRON AGE MANUFACTURING LTD.

Railing Contractors/Stair Builder

2755 Boundary Rd.

Vancouver

(604) 876-0914

ITALSTONE CANADA

Marble & Granite dealers

18533 – 97th Ave.

Surrey

(604) 882-6544

MILANI PLUMBING, DRAINAGE & HEATING

Drainage Contractor

5526 Kingsway

Burnaby

(604) 430-2603

MILANI PLUMBING, DRAINAGE & HEATING

Plumbing Contractor

5526 Kingsway

Burnaby

(604) 430-2603

POLYGON HOMES LTD.

Home Builder

900 – 1333 West Broadway

Vancouver

(604) 871-1131    

PRO IMAGE GUTTERS

Eavestroughs

6 – 5508 Production Blvd.

Surrey

(604) 533-7325

WESTCOAST MOULDING AND MILLWORK LIMITED

Millwork

18810 – 96 Ave.

Surrey

(604) 513-1138

(800) 667-5597

EVERYDAY LIFE

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CAMBIE FLOWERS

Florists

5570 Cambie St.

Vancouver

(604) 321-8366

(800) 680-8680

CRUISE CONNECTIONS CANADA

Travel Agency – Cruise Specialist

604 – 1201 West Pender St.

Vancouver

(604) 684-WAVE

(800) 661-WAVE

CSLI – CANADIAN AS A SECOND LANGUAGE INSTITUTE

English as a Second Language School

188 Nelson St.

Vancouver

(604) 683-2754

FIRST MEMORIAL FUNERAL SERVICES

Funeral Services

602 Kingsway

Vancouver

(604) 876-5585

INTERNATIONAL HOUSE VANCOUVER

Language School

200 – 1215 West Broadway

Vancouver

(604) 739-9836

IT’S JUST LUNCH VANCOUVER

Dating Services

323 – 409 Granville St.

Vancouver

(604) 633-9980

SELF STORAGE DEPOT

Storage – Self Service

6200 Lougheed Hwy

Burnaby

(604) 291-6202

STEPHO’S SOUVLAKI GREEK TAVERNA

Restaurants – Greek

1124 Davie St.

Vancouver

(604) 683-2555

TOM LEE MUSIC

Music Instrument Store

929 Granville St.

Vancouver

(604) 685-8471

(888) 886-6533

HEALTH & FITNESS

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BC ORTHODONTICS GROUP

Orthodontist

Various Convenient Locations Throughout The Lower Mainland

(604) 583-7998

BROADWAY STATION DENTAL CENTRE

Dentist

12 – 2495 Commercial Dr.

Vancouver

(604) 874-6322

CAMBIE DENTURE CLINIC INC.

Denturist

2 Locations to Serve You

Vancouver

(604) 327-6881

(604) 322-8600

DERMAL LASER CENTRES

Laser Hair Removal

With 2 Locations to Serve You

Vancouver & North Vancouver

(604) 638-7546

(866) 524-5273

EVERGREEN NURSING SERVICES LTD.

Home Healthcare Services

3057 West 33rd Ave.

Vancouver

(604) 264-7959

HOME SUITE HOME IMPROVEMENTS INC.

Home Renovations

6501 Sunshine Dr.

Delta

(604) 590-4663

LASIK MD

Laser Vision Correction Centre

101 – 1281 West Georgia St.

Vancouver

(604) 639-8088

(866) 366-2020

VANCOUVER CENTRE FOR COSMETIC & IMPLANT DENTISTRY

Dentistry – Cosmetic

Metropolis at Metrotown

359 – 4800 Kingsway

Burnaby

(604) 434-0248

HOME

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A1 WINDOWS

Windows and Doors

1 – 8038 Glenwood Dr.

Burnaby

(604) 777-8000

CANADIAN DIRECT INSURANCE

Insurance Home & Auto

#600 – 750 Cambie St.

Vancouver

(604) 699-3678

(888) 225-5234

DAVEY TREE

Tree Services

With 2 Locations to Serve You

Vancouver

(800) 465-6367

DUNBAR MASONRY CONS. & CHIMNEY SERVICES

Chimney Services

150 – 12811 Clarke Pl.

Richmond

(604) 874-7777

(604) 266-3002

GLAMOUR PAINTING AND DECORATING LTD.

Painting Contractors

1940 Prairie Ave.

Port Coquitlam

(604) 464-4911

LANGLEY FARM MARKET

Fruit & Vegetable Store

With 5 Locations to Serve You

(604) 520-7168

MILANI PLUMBING, DRAINAGE & HEATING

Air Conditioning & Heating Contractor

5526 Kingsway

Burnaby

(604) 430-2603

RE/MAX PROPERTY MANAGEMENT SERVICES

Property Management – Residential

270 – 4311 Viking Way

Richmond

(604) 821-2999

THE MAIDS

Maid House Cleaning & Services

With 3 Locations to Serve You

(800) 843-6243

TRAIL APPLIANCES

Home Appliances Sales

With 15 Locations to Serve You

(604) 278-6133

WESTCOAST AUDIO VIDEO GALLERY

Home Theatre Systems

89 Smithe St.

Vancouver

(604) 669-5001

TRANSPORTATION

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CRAFTSMAN COLLISION

Automobile Body Shop

With 35 Locations to Serve You

(604) 904-8886

MINIT-TUNE & BRAKE

Automobile Repair

With 18 Locations to Serve You

(604) 684-5515

PAYLESS AUTO TOWING LTD

Towing Services

With 4 Locations to Serve You

Serving the North Shore thru the Sea To Sky Corridor

(604) 988-4176

About Consumer Choice Award

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Consumer Choice Award (CCA) was established in 1987 and is considered to be the most distinguished award for business excellence in Canada. This is the only organization in North America to recognize business excellence by conducting third party market research of both the consumer & business community with statistical accuracy. The research method determines all the service providers, ultimately selects the top ranked companies and establishes the winner within each industry.

Consumer Choice Award conducts its market research strictly with Leger Marketing, the leading Canadian-owned market research firm and member of the Worldwide Independent Network (WIN) of Market Researchers.

Consumer Choice Award lives in Calgary, Edmonton, Halifax, Hamilton, London, Montreal, Ottawa, Quebec City, Regina, Saskatoon, St. John’s, Toronto, Vancouver and Winnipeg.