9 episodes

Mid-study protocol changes. Regulatory audit demands. Challenging technology integrations…Sound familiar? Today’s clinical trials are certainly more complex and demanding, and ensuring safety while saving time and money is something everyone wants. Too often in clinical development, we get caught up in our own processes and forget that there’s other ways to approach a problem. We know the struggles you have in the Interactive Response Technology (IRT) world and we want to help! Here at Almac Clinical Technologies, we are in a unique position to share some of the best practices we’ve seen from our wide and diverse client base. Join Matt Lowrie, your host for each episode of the Spotlight on IRT podcast, where he will answer your questions, discuss common pain points, and talk to industry leaders to help you drive efficiencies and prevent unnecessary risks.

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Mid-study protocol changes. Regulatory audit demands. Challenging technology integrations…Sound familiar? Today’s clinical trials are certainly more complex and demanding, and ensuring safety while saving time and money is something everyone wants. Too often in clinical development, we get caught up in our own processes and forget that there’s other ways to approach a problem. We know the struggles you have in the Interactive Response Technology (IRT) world and we want to help! Here at Almac Clinical Technologies, we are in a unique position to share some of the best practices we’ve seen from our wide and diverse client base. Join Matt Lowrie, your host for each episode of the Spotlight on IRT podcast, where he will answer your questions, discuss common pain points, and talk to industry leaders to help you drive efficiencies and prevent unnecessary risks.

    Episode 8: IRTechnophobia – [noun] Fear of full-service IRT providers

    Episode 8: IRTechnophobia – [noun] Fear of full-service IRT providers

    IRT in a clinical trial is a lot like an oil change. No one wants to pay a lot, some people think they can do it on their own, but at the end of the day, if it goes wrong- everything comes crashing down. In this episode, we discuss why you need to evaluate your provider past just cost and timelines.

    Suggested resources for this topic:

    Latest IRT Systems Accelerate Trial Progress and Support Patient Safety

    Auditing of a Technology Vendor Checklist

      

     

    • 30 min
    Episode 7: To Error is Human, But to Uncover The Root Cause is Divine; An In-Depth Look at IRT Software Investigations

    Episode 7: To Error is Human, But to Uncover The Root Cause is Divine; An In-Depth Look at IRT Software Investigations

    How many ways can you calculate 6? 4+2? 5+1? There are infinite possibilities. When developing software, especially an IRT, anytime you introduce customizations you introduce the chance for an error. Today we are discussing the who, what, when, how, and why errors occur, and what your technology vendor should be looking for if something happens. It’s not just someone making a mistake, and in the technology world there is a lot that goes into an investigation.

     

      

     

    • 54 min
    Episode 6: Ensuring Right-Sized IRT Training for Any Sized Trial

    Episode 6: Ensuring Right-Sized IRT Training for Any Sized Trial

    Training is needed in any industry, but is required in the pharmaceutical world. Many companies overlook training on an IRT system, and then feel the repercussions when it comes to regulatory reviews. In this latest episode industry experts discuss different approaches, proven methods, and ways to cut down on cost, time, and effort in order to have your staff trained and ready for your next clinical trial, regardless of size or therapeutic area.

     

      

     

    • 55 min
    Episode 5: Data Integrations: Everything you ever wanted to know but were afraid to ask

    Episode 5: Data Integrations: Everything you ever wanted to know but were afraid to ask

    Data drives the clinical trial world. In this episode, we discuss the modes and methods on obtaining your data from an IRT, what is important, and common pitfalls you may encounter. Joining me for this robust discussion are industry experts who have extensive experience planning, developing, and implementing all types of data transfers, integrations, and exchanges.

      

    • 50 min
    Episode 4: Lost in Translation: The Importance of Foreign Language Accuracy in a Clinical Trial

    Episode 4: Lost in Translation: The Importance of Foreign Language Accuracy in a Clinical Trial

    As Clinical Trials take a global approach, one major consideration people often overlook is foreign languages. We reached out to experts in this field to discuss the business of translations, what to look for, and any other considerations that need to be accounted for. An incorrect translation has the potential to ruin a clinical trial. We want to help you avoid any potential roadblocks with this informative episode about languages.

      

     

    • 57 min
    Episode 3: IRT Design Considerations

    Episode 3: IRT Design Considerations

    Clinical Trials are becoming more and more complex. We’ve pulled our experts together to discuss those complexities and how you can navigate to ensure a successful study. In this episode we further discuss options around customizations and flexibility that must be built into your Interactive Response Technology (IRT) system. We are joined by a few experts who have designed hundreds of IRT systems and lend their expertise to a discussion to help you determine some best practices for your next system.

     

    Suggested resources on this topic:

    Latest IRT Systems Accelerate Trial Progress And Support Patient Safety

    Are you Equipped with an Inspection-Ready IRT?

    Interactive Response Technology: An Untapped Source Of Historical And Real-Time Data For Risk-Based Monitoring

      

     

    • 51 min

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