Getting a clinical trial off to the right start is vital. However, across the industry, trials face multiple delays and 20% of sites recruit zero patients, due to the scarcity of good information on site performance, lack of transparency into site capability and patient access, poor insight into patient demographics and inadequate supporting analytics to locate target patients; and inefficiencies due to manual handoffs between sites and CROs and asynchronous processes between CROs, sponsors and sites.
An optimized approach to startup that leverages data, analytics, process expertise and site relationships can reduce timelines, drive down cost and improve probability of operational success.

Author: Wendy Stewart