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The Productive You: 18 Essential Apps That Will Change Your Life

[fa icon='calendar'] Mar 11, 2015 3:00:00 PM / by Amy Young posted in Industry Insights, Apps, eguide, Information Technology, productivity

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The objective of work is to get things done. Simple, right?

But perpetual phone calls, endless emails and mind-numbing meetings (not to mention hundreds of other daily distractions) can quickly complicate matters and sap productivity. Which leads to more stress and frustration. Which, in turn, leads to lower productivity.

Feeling a strange sense of déjà vu all over again?

If there’s one thing we prize at eClinicalOS, it’s efficiency. After all, we built our company around the concept of helping clinical researchers work smarter through advanced information technology. So it’s only natural that we relentlessly search for ways to be more efficient ourselves. And when we discover them, we’re eager to share them.

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10 Proven Ways to Reduce the Cost of Your Trial

[fa icon='calendar'] Mar 11, 2015 9:00:00 AM / by Amy Young posted in Industry Insights, cost savings, clinical trials, eguide

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The Top Line:

  • Cost reduction measures can be implemented in different phases of a clinical trial and may be direct or indirect in nature.
  • EDC and eClinical platforms offer multiple opportunities to reduce costs and increase efficiency.
  • Thoughtful negotiation and understanding of contract models is essential to avoiding budget overruns.

Trimming study budgets is a good thing, right? Well, yes and no. When you can cut costs without compromising data integrity or accuracy, that's usually a good thing. But when cost cutting is only about saving money no matter what, it can increase frustration, impair quality, damage reputations and end up increasing project costs in the long run.

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