Transitioning from Paper to Electronic Workflows in Clinical Trials with PROPEL

Clinical trials play a pivotal role in advancing medical research and bringing new treatments to patients. Traditionally, trials have been conducted using paper-based methods for startup activities and beyond, such as negotiating Confidentiality Disclosure Agreements (CDAs) and managing regulatory processes, but the landscape is rapidly evolving. In recent years, there has been a growing momentum towards digitizing and modernizing clinical trials overall – including electronic documents.  

Embracing electronic documents and tools such as Devana Solutions’ category-defining PROPEL platform can help increase an organization’s efficiency, accuracy, compliance, and more throughout the entire clinical trial process. PROPEL is a business process improvement platform that touches all things clinical trials – from pipeline management and streamlined study startup through to historical trial metrics – including document management, providing one source of truth for all your clinical trial data that can be easily shared with internal and external shareholders alike.  

Why Transition 

There are many compelling reasons as to why the clinical trials industry should consider moving away from paper and embracing digital solutions, including: 

  1. Efficiency and Speed: One of the primary advantages of transitioning to digital platforms and electronic documents is the significant improvement in efficiency and speed. Paper-based processes are inherently slow and prone to errors, leading to delays in data collection and analysis. PROPEL enables real-time data entry, instant updates, automatic alerts and reminders, and streamlined communication among stakeholders, reducing the overall duration of clinical trials. 
  2. Data Accuracy and Quality: Accuracy and quality of data are paramount in clinical trials. Paper-based methods are susceptible to transcription errors, missing data, and inconsistencies. PROPEL offers built-in validation checks, automated data entry, and centralized databases that enhance the accuracy and integrity of trial data. This not only ensures reliable results but also contributes to more robust regulatory submissions. 
  3. Cost Savings: While there may be initial costs associated with implementing digital solutions, the long-term benefits often outweigh them. PROPEL eliminates the need for paper storage, duplicate data entry, and extensive monitoring efforts, leading to substantial cost savings over the course of a clinical trial. All trial-related data and files are stored in a single, secure place, saving time and money when it comes to making changes, sharing updates, searching for historical information, and more. 
  4. Regulatory Compliance: The regulatory landscape governing clinical trials is evolving, and regulatory agencies are increasingly recognizing the benefits of digital solutions. When progressing trials through the startup process and beyond, PROPEL helps to track all regulatory stages, ensuring research site organizations stay prepared for regulatory expectations, contributing to smoother interactions with health authorities. 
  5. Flexibility and Adaptability: Digital platforms provide the flexibility to adapt to evolving trial requirements and protocol changes. Unlike paper, which can be rigid and difficult to modify, PROPEL allows for quick updates and amendments. This adaptability is crucial in the dynamic landscape of clinical research, where trial protocols may need adjustments based on emerging data or regulatory feedback. 
  6. Scalability: As operations grow and expand, having digitized document management is key. Whether you’re looking to add a new investigator or an entirely new site, onboarding is made faster and easier with agile technology. PROPEL enables users to securely share documents between stakeholders regardless of their physical location, helps establish standardized processes across different locations for improved efficiency, and allows central teams to monitor real-time activities across all sites. 

Make the Leap 

The shift from paper to digital in clinical trials represents a transformative leap towards a more efficient, accurate, and adaptable approach to medical research. While challenges and barriers may exist, the benefits of adopting digital solutions like PROPEL far outweigh the status quo. Embracing the future of clinical trials means embracing technology that can revolutionize the way we bring new therapies to patients, ultimately improving healthcare outcomes for all. 

Devana Solutions  

A RealTime Software Solutions Company, Devana Solutionsis an innovative cloud-based clinical trial software provider that supports real-time collaboration between central research operations professionals and decentralized clinicians serving patients in diverse communities. Devana Solutions even bridges the technology access and data divide by seamlessly and securely connecting decentralized researchers to other mission-critical clinical trials systems.  

Let us show you in more detail what Better Data, Better Decisions, Better Outcomes could do for your clinical trial processes.Book a demo with Devana Solutions today to learn about our cloud-based data analytics clinical trial software for the clinical trials industry that integrates seamlessly with CTMS and other key systems to keep success in the crosshairs.  

Why Your Clinical Research Site Needs More Than a CTMS

Clinical trials require precise management across various domains such as patient recruitment, data collection, regulatory compliance, and stakeholder communication. While Clinical Trial Management Systems (CTMS) have been pivotal in organizing and simplifying many of these aspects for clinical research sites, the complexity of modern clinical research often necessitates a broader array of solutions.  

CTMS platforms are instrumental in managing the logistics of clinical trials. Its primary functions include organizing and tracking study milestones, managing patient recruitment and data, ensuring compliance with regulatory standards, and handling site management and financial aspects of the trials. These systems are crucial for maintaining an organized workflow and ensuring that all trial aspects are conducted according to protocol and within regulatory bounds. However, the landscape of clinical research is continuously evolving, driven by technological advancements, increasing data volumes, and more stringent regulatory requirements. As a result, clinical trials are becoming more complex and diversified, often involving multifaceted data sources, varying patient demographics, and innovative study designs. Accordingly, relying solely on CTMS may fall short of meeting the diverse and expanding needs of modern trials.  

Beyond enrollment and the more limited scope of a CTMS, Devana Solutions’ PROPEL cloud-based platform expands the power of your data and trial administration. From pipeline management and pre-award milestones through to trial completion, PROPEL enables you to standardize, streamline, and automate all of your clinical trial processes. 

Enhanced Data Analytics 

PROPEL indications dashboard

PROPEL Indications Dashboard.

Clinical trials generate vast amounts of data, and leveraging this data effectively can be a game-changer. While a CTMS is proficient at managing enrollment and select operational data, PROPEL adds a layer of advanced analytic capabilities on top. PROPEL’s seamless integrations with the leading CTMS providers eliminate duplicate data entry and offer more robust reporting. See all your data for the entire clinical trial process in one place. From opportunities still in the pipeline to trials in pre- and post-award stages, easily break down your data by trial, site, indication, sponsor, and more – all in real time. 

In combining PROPEL’s analytics with a CTMS, research organizations gain valuable insights into site and overall performance, allowing for data-driven decisions that optimize trial design, recruitment strategies, and resource allocation. Plus, PROPEL’s powerful collaboration features allow you to seamlessly incorporate site feedback and updates into decisions, ultimately improving overall patient experience and trial outcomes. 

Adaptive Trial Management 

In clinical trial management, there is an increasing focus on adaptive trial designs and real-time adjustments. An adaptive design adds flexibility, allowing for certain modifications to be made after a trial is underway. The FDA released guidance on such trial designs in 2019. PROPEL’s agile project management tools and focus on site engagement complement a CTMS by providing a dynamic approach to trial management. With automated study startup workflows, PROPEL allows organizations to standardize and accelerate processes – saving time and money while also providing full visibility into current and next steps.  

Once a trial begins at a site, tracking progress and staying in touch is made easier with PROPEL – allowing both sides to update milestones, share key documents, and respond to questions. As a trial moves through the system, PROPEL captures turnaround timing metrics and performance insights which can be used to identify patterns and make quick adjustments on the fly.  

By integrating PROPEL with a CTMS and empowering sites, research organizations can adapt to emerging challenges, optimize resources, and make informed decisions on site selection and management, ensuring the success of adaptive trial designs. 

Beyond CTMS 

While a CTMS remains an indispensable tool for managing the operational aspects of clinical trials, its potential is maximized when integrated with complementary solutions like PROPEL. Working together, your CTMS and PROPEL provide a holistic view of your entire clinical trial process from start to finish. Manage trials, contacts, documents, and more – all in one place. And PROPEL’s open API also allows you to integrate other tools your team uses such as Outlook, Pardot, and beyond to help manage your customers and win future awards.  

An approach that combines patient-centric technologies, data analytics, regulatory compliance tools, and adaptive trial management systems empowers researchers to navigate the complexities of modern clinical research successfully. By embracing a comprehensive ecosystem of integrated solutions, the clinical trial community can enhance efficiency, improve patient outcomes, and accelerate the development of innovative treatments. 

Devana Solutions 

A RealTime Software Solutions Company, Devana Solutionsis an innovative cloud-based clinical trial software provider that supports real-time collaboration between central research operations professionals and decentralized clinicians serving patients in diverse communities. Devana Solutions even bridges the technology access and data divide by seamlessly and securely connecting decentralized researchers to other mission-critical clinical trials systems.  

Let us show you in more detail what Better Data, Better Decisions, Better Outcomes could do for your clinical trial processes.Book a demo with Devana Solutions today to learn about our cloud-based data analytics clinical trial software for the clinical trials industry that integrates seamlessly with CTMS and other key systems to keep success in the crosshairs.  

2023 Year in Review

As December winds down, we can officially say that 2023 has been a year of transformative growth and innovation at Devana Solutions! We’ve seen major updates and enhancements in our product offerings, and experienced exciting developments in our business structure. 2023 has been a landmark year, setting new milestones and paving the way for even greater successes to come. 

Products 

This year, we made a dedicated effort to bring several new interface and usability updates across PROPEL and LYNK. Our category-defining software is now more user-friendly and accessible than ever! 

Some of the exciting new features released this year include: 

  • Surveys 
  • Notes 
  • Revenue forecasting 
  • Trial management hub 

 In addition to these new items, we also enhanced several existing features and functions of the platform such as trial tracking, document management, historical enrollment metrics, and more. We plan to continue bringing even more features and refinements to PROPEL and LYNK in the future, so look forward to regular updates throughout 2024. 

Client-Partners 

Customer satisfaction is core to our mission, and we are committed to providing the best-in-class customer experiences. This year, Devana welcomed many new partner-clients to the platform while also experiencing steady growth with existing customers. We are proud to support our partner-clients as they continue to grow and expand their business and site networks across the industry. Such aggressive, sustained growth is only possible with a powerful platform like PROPEL, which provides comprehensive trial management and data analytics for site organizations of all shapes and sizes. We are honored to support them in our shared mission of bringing new and better therapies to patients all over the world.  

Giving Back 

Alongside our continued partnerships with clients, Devana is also pleased to have continued our support of Greater Gift in 2023. As part of their mission to increase awareness of clinical trials and celebrate those who participate in them, Greater Gift works with other non-profit organizations to pay forward the contributions of individuals involved with clinical research to children in need. This year, Devana ramped up our support of Greater Gift with a new process of making a donation for each new client who completes onboarding with PROPEL. With this method, we now support Greater Gift all year long in addition to our annual donation around the holidays honoring of all our current partner-clients. 

Strategic Partnerships 

Last, but certainly not least, we want to highlight our partnership evolution with RealTime Software Solutions. Since Devana’s acquisition by RealTime in July, both companies have been hard at work integrating our teams, products, and services. Our companies are aligned in our commitment to customer service and innovation. We are dedicated to delivering powerful solutions that empower the clinical research industry and further streamline the development of life-changing treatments. We’re thrilled to set a new standard for end-to-end site platforms.  

What Lies Ahead 

As we close the chapter on an extraordinary 2023 and look ahead to 2024, we’re filled with anticipation for the continued evolution of our services, products, and partnerships, all aimed at empowering the clinical research industry. Thank you for being a part of our 2023 journey. Here’s to a new year filled with more milestones, achievements, and shared successes! 

Devana Solutions  

Devana Solutions is an innovative cloud-based clinical trial software company that supports real-time collaboration between central research operations professionals and decentralized clinicians serving patients in diverse communities. Devana Solutions even bridges the technology access and data divide by seamlessly and securely connecting decentralized researchers to other mission-critical clinical trials systems.  

Let us show you in more detail what Better Data, Better Decisions, Better Outcomes could do for your clinical trial processes. Book a demo with Devana Solutions today to learn about our cloud-based data analytics clinical trial software for the clinical trials industry that integrates seamlessly with CTMS and other key systems to keep success in the crosshairs.  

Expedite Your Study Startup – A Site Checklist

Study startup and site activation are key to the clinical trial process, but often suffer from delays. It can be a time-consuming undertaking and requires multiple teams and moving parts to successfully begin a trial at the best sites for the protocol. In fact, a recent ACRP survey revealed that study startup was ranked among the top challenges facing clinical research sites. 

While sponsors handle much of the initial study startup process such as protocol development, PROPEL is designed to help site organizations accelerate the aspects that they control. Custom-made for clinical trials, PROPEL offers study startup automation and organized workflows to accelerate the clinical trial process for sites and site networks.  

Sites that have adopted PROPEL see almost 15 hours of time saved per study activation and 40% increased revenue. To assist sites and site networks in meeting targets, we’ve prepared a checklist that simplifies each step with tips to reduce potential delays and accelerate the study startup process. 

Fast-Track Study Startup

PROPEL manages and optimizes every part of the site side of study startup. And with PROPEL, unlike paper or a CTMS, both pre- and post-award milestones can be tracked in the system by central teams or individual sites as trials progress.  

1. Site Selection

Successful trials depend on sourcing the right-fit sites for study opportunities. Sponsors prioritize the identification of site locations with abundant resources, including staff expertise, facilities, and accessibility to the target subject population. 

PRO TIP: To eliminate time spent on identifying sites with the relevant experience and resources, PROPEL’s query feature limits your search to only those sites matching the trial’s specific qualifications and capabilities. Opportunities and site responses are also centralized and tracked all in a single platform, simplifying oversight. 

2. Confidential Disclosure Agreements (CDA)

CDAs are essential to ensuring the protection of sensitive information shared during the early stage of a clinical trial. A sponsor may choose to forward a protocol to the Principal Investigator (PI) for their consideration regarding trial participation. To protect confidential information within the protocol, the sponsor may issue a CDA.  

PRO TIP: Using PROPEL, sites can organize CDAs by attaching them directly to a trial. This allows for easy access and reference. With the inclusion of Master CDAs by the sponsor or CRO, the process becomes even more efficient, enabling quick retrieval and comparison of key information.  

PROPEL also tracks CDA status and completion by site, providing a comprehensive overview of the progress at each research site. This capability allows for effective monitoring of the CDA execution process, ensuring that all necessary parties have completed the required steps.   

3. Feasibility

Sites are tasked with filling out and returning site feasibility questionnaires to aid in the selection process and uncover potential participation opportunities in new studies.  

PRO TIP: PROPEL organizes this process by directly linking feasibility questionnaires to a trial and tracking completion by site. And with PROPEL’s Survey Feature, central teams can also create their own custom surveys and questionnaires, from feasibility and CSAT, to PI onboarding and equipment management. Surveys can be as general or specific as you want and for just about any use case.  

4. Pre-Selection Visit (PSV)

A PSV is a meeting with a sponsor representative to assess if your site is capable and equipped to conduct a specific trial. During this critical step, sites that do not meet the necessary requirements for conducting the trial will be excluded.  

PRO TIP: PROPEL enables sites to monitor PSV progress from requested to completed. For transparency and increased collaboration, users can share updates or missing items with the broader team for more support.  

5. Award Letter

The next stage in the startup process centers around managing awards, particularly if you’re running a site network. An award letter triggers another series of intricate processes that includes reviewing or establishing accounts and providing documentation of deliverables stipulated in award documents.   

PRO TIP: PROPEL uniquely streamlines this process, organizing which sites have been green lit for a study, and which are still working through pre-award milestones.    

6. Contracts & Budgets

Contracts and budgets must be established prior to the initiation of a study at your clinical research site. Beyond managing the various contracts, including CDAs and Clinical Trial Agreements (CTAs), sites are tasked with developing a comprehensive budget outlining all expenses related to conducting a clinical trial. These tasks ensure compliance with regulatory requirements and promote responsible fiscal management for both the PI and the site.  

PRO TIP: Rather than relying on traditional methods for managing this task, PROPEL is an innovative task manager that tracks the contract and budget progress, uploads relevant documents, and communicates updates and revisions. Leveraging PROPEL, sites can experience a reduction of up to 76% in contract and budget turnaround time.   

7. Regulatory

Gathering and sharing essential documents during study startup is another stage where teams commonly face challenges that slow down the process.  

PRO TIP: PROPEL effectively manages crucial regulatory milestones including Institutional Review Board (IRB) submissions, Informed Consent Form (ICF) preparations, and Site Initiation Visit (SIV) arrangements.  

With PROPEL, sites can track completion dates for each milestone, allowing for a clear overview of progress and ensuring timely follow-ups when necessary. Sites can seamlessly upload and organize pertinent documents, creating a centralized repository that simplifies accessibility and enhances regulatory compliance. The system also facilitates seamless communication and collaboration through chat conversation threads that enable efficient information sharing. 

Optimize Operations

PROPEL Enrollment Dashboard.

Once study startup is complete and the trial begins running at a site, PROPEL’s seamless integrations with leading CTMS such as RealTime, CRIO, and Clinical Conductor take over to track patient recruitment and enrollment. After the trial is completed, PROPEL further provides holistic trial performance metrics for site activities, enrollment, indications, and more.   

With full oversight into real-time trial milestones and site activity, central teams can leverage key startup metrics and trial performance reports to identify bottlenecks – allowing them to quickly act to help struggling sites.    

Key Benefits: 

  • Consolidate all your trial data, documents, and communication in one place. 
  • Keep central team members and site-based staff on the same page with powerful collaboration tools, eliminating needless emails, phone calls, and meetings inquiring about trial stages or updates.  
  • Centralize oversight of how trials are progressing.  
  • Share documents, tag users, and set custom alerts and reminders to keep tasks on track.  
  • By eliminating repetitive tasks and accelerating standard workflows with PROPEL, staff can spend more time on specialized tasks and patient-centric duties. Discover why the industry’s leading site networks have already adopted PROPEL. Startup up more studies faster and become a more competitive site organization with PROPEL.  

Devana Solutions  

Devana Solutions is an innovative cloud-based clinical trial software company that supports real-time collaboration between central research operations professionals and decentralized clinicians serving patients in diverse communities. Devana Solutions even bridges the technology access and data divide by seamlessly and securely connecting decentralized researchers to other mission-critical clinical trials systems.   

Let us show you in more detail what Better Data, Better Decisions, Better Outcomes could do for your clinical trial processes. Book a demo with Devana Solutions today to learn about our cloud-based data analytics clinical trial software for the clinical trials industry that integrates seamlessly with CTMS and other key systems to keep success in the crosshairs.  

Speed Up Your Research Site Organization’s Turnaround Times 

Regardless of size and type, clinical research site organizations compete for trial opportunities from CROs and sponsors. There are many factors that can make a site stand out amongst the crowd, but turnaround times for key items may be one of the larger deciding factors. CROs and sponsors want to get trials up and running as quickly as possible and demonstrating that your organization has a history of turning things around quickly can make you stand out.

Designed specifically for the clinical trial industry, PROPEL accelerates workflows and automatically captures and records turnaround timing and performance metrics along the way.

Accelerated Workflows 

Speed matters in clinical trials. That’s why PROPEL accelerates every step of the clinical trial process – from pipeline management to study startup and beyond. Optimize execution with standardized processes that offer full visibility into current and next steps across your organization, saving time and reducing the risk of things slipping through the cracks or getting delayed.  

Once a trial begins enrollment, it’s hard to speed things up. That’s why it’s important to accelerate those tasks which can be sped up, saving time and manpower for other critical areas of focus such as patient recruitment and enrollment. Designed to streamline every process possible, PROPEL eliminates many repetitive tasks, including data entry into a myriad of systems or sending countless emails to update sites. Instead, PROPEL’s seamless integrations allow you to enter data only once, while real-time collaboration tools foster easy communication with sites. Tracking trial milestones is also made easier, allowing sites and central teams alike to update progress, share key documents, and alert others to any roadblocks or questions.  

And, as trials move through the system, PROPEL automatically tracks turnaround times for activities such as business development, study startup, site-based milestones, and moreallowing you to see patterns and make informed decisions.  

Process and Performance Transparency 

PROPEL Site Activity Dashboard 

Data transparency is critical to effective clinical trial management. PROPEL was engineered with proprietary algorithms that automatically capture hundreds of process and performance metrics by indication, site, PI, trial, and more. In fact, every data point within PROPEL is reportable – allowing users to create custom dashboards and reports to analyze and share with key stakeholders.  

PROPEL’s cloud-based platform allows central teams to collaborate with site-based study teams in real time. Gain insight into your entire organization’s trial process and data from start to finish as it happens, allowing you to drive buy-in and accountability across the board. Effortlessly monitor the latest metrics on trial status, site activity, patient enrollment, and more – allowing central team members to take swift action based on the most up-to-date site activities and enrollment data, leading to faster decision-making and improved trial outcomes. This data can then improve the overall trial process by matching the right sites and investigators with the trials that best suit their capabilities and location. Once the proper teams are aligned, you’ll experience an increase in trial performance, reducing cycle times and allowing you to better predict future performance. 

Improve turnaround times and stand out to CROs and sponsors with PROPEL’s powerful workflow improvements and data analytics. Easily show both real-time and historic reports based on site activity, enrollment, indications, and more – helping win more trials that suit your organization’s strengths.  

Devana Solutions  

Devana Solutions is an innovative cloud-based clinical trial software company that supports real-time collaboration between central research operations professionals and decentralized clinicians serving patients in diverse communities. Devana Solutions even bridges the technology access and data divide by seamlessly and securely connecting decentralized researchers to other mission-critical clinical trials systems.  

Let us show you in more detail what Better Data, Better Decisions, Better Outcomes could do for your clinical trial processes. Book a demo with Devana Solutions today to learn about our cloud-based data analytics clinical trial software for the clinical trials industry that integrates seamlessly with CTMS and other key systems to keep success in the crosshairs.  

2023 SCRS Global Site Solutions Summit: Forging Stronger Sites

The SCRS Global Site Solutions Summit is almost upon us. By design, the Summit aims to help make sites of all sizes and structures more competitive and successful. This year, topics range from strategies for improving retention rates, to contract and budget help. As a Premier Sponsor of the Summit, Devana Solutions is proud to be part of these annual discussions around expanding site capabilities and resources.  

Become a More Competitive Site

Want your site organization to stand out more during feasibility? Be sure to attend Breakout Session IV: How to Stand Out as a Site and Be Selected for Studies on Saturday, October 7 at 4:15pm. 

Join Devana Solutions’ CEO and Co-Founder Barry Lake as he facilitates a panel of successful sites and sponsors as they discuss how to become a partner site of choice. Understand the key elements of the study startup process and get tips and metrics from sponsors and CROs to help improve your site’s visibility. Featured panelists include Jillian Agnew, Senior Clinical Research Nurse, St. Johns Center for Clinical Research, Karen McIntyre, Global Site Alliances, Parexel, Lindsey Morales, Associate Director of Clinical Operations, Gilead, and Karen Pypniowski, Vice President of Feasibility & Site Operations, Circuit Clinical. 

And don’t forget to visit Team Devana at Booth 507 in the Expo Hall for a demo of PROPEL, our comprehensive clinical trial data management software. Let us show you how workflow automation and advanced data analytics can transform your organization’s clinical trial process end-to-end and give you a leading edge on winning trial opportunities.  

Devana Solutions

Devana Solutions is an innovative cloud-based clinical trial software company that supports real-time collaboration between central research operations professionals and decentralized clinicians serving patients in diverse communities. Our platform bridges the technology access and data divide by seamlessly and securely connecting decentralized researchers to other mission-critical clinical trial systems. 

Let us show you in more detail what Better Data, Better Decisions, and Better Outcomes could do for your clinical trial processes. Book a demo with Devana Solutions today to learn about our cloud-based data analytics clinical trial software for the clinical trials industry that integrates seamlessly with CTMS and other key systems to keep success in the crosshairs. 

2023 SCRS Global Site Solutions Summit: The Power of Clinical Trial Software

This year’s SCRS Global Site Solutions Summit will soon be upon us. Like many others in the clinical trial industry, Devana Solutions is looking forward to networking with everyone in person and attending informative panel discussions.  

In between the exciting agenda items, remember to take some time and explore the exhibition hall. Stop by Booth 507 and learn how you can join the ranks of the top site organizations in the world with PROPEL, our ground-breaking clinical trial software. 

Join the Ranks of the Best

Did you know PROPEL is the go-to platform for the industry’s top site networks? But what sets PROPEL apart and makes it the ultimate game-changer for the clinical trials industry? The secret lies in its purpose-built design. PROPEL was tailor-made to cater exclusively to the needs of the clinical trials industry, meaning it understands the challenges and intricacies like no other platform out there.  

Don’t settle for mediocrity when it comes to managing your clinical trials. Join the ranks of those who have already unlocked the full potential of PROPEL! Experience the transformation for yourself and discover why PROPEL is the platform of choice in the industry. Stay competitive and transform your organization’s trial performance end-to-end:   

  • Clinical Trial Pipeline Administration 
  • Study Startup Automation 
  • Trial Management and Monitoring 
  • Performance Metrics Capture and Analytics 

Ready to take your site organization to the next level? Visit Booth 507 to learn how we can propel your organization forward. 

Meet Team Devana 

While attending the Summit, be sure to come see Team Devana at Booth 507 for a free demo of our clinical trial data management software. Several of our team members will be in attendance, including our CEO and Co-Founder Barry Lake, Executive Vice President of Operations Linda Parks, Executive Vice President of Program Management Deb Bawcom, Executive Director of Strategic Partnerships Michael Bonavilla, Director of Solutions Services Roxanne Shenefield, and Product Designer Meganne Forrestall. 

Be sure to connect with us and add visiting Booth 507 to your to-do list! 

Devana Solutions 

Devana Solutions is an innovative cloud-based clinical trial software company that supports real-time collaboration between central research operations professionals and decentralized clinicians serving patients in diverse communities. Our platform bridges the technology access and data divide by seamlessly and securely connecting decentralized researchers to other mission-critical clinical trial systems. 

Let us show you in more detail what Better Data, Better Decisions, and Better Outcomes could do for your clinical trial processes. Book a demo with Devana Solutions today to learn about our cloud-based data analytics clinical trial software for the clinical trials industry that integrates seamlessly with CTMS and other key systems to keep success in the crosshairs. 

2023 SCRS Global Site Solutions Summit: What to Expect

Each year, the clinical trials industry looks forward to the SCRS Global Site Solutions Summit – a conference where sites, Sponsors, CROs, and regulators come together to share ideas, attend workshops, and enjoy networking events. This year’s theme is Ignite the Possibilities, an exciting prospect in an industry rife with new technologies and partnerships.  

As a Premier Sponsor and frequent Summit exhibitor, Devana Solutions is here to be your guide on all the exciting activities coming in October. 

Must-Attend Events

As you begin to fill out your calendar, here’s a quick look at some of the must-see events on the Summit agenda: 

Friday, October 6 at 5:45pm – Kickoff Networking Reception in Expo Hall 

Be sure to stop by the Devana Solutions Booth 507 and test your skills in our VR archery competition! Devana herself will be present to defend her high score, take photos, and share in the Summit fun. 

Saturday, October 7 at 4:15pm – Breakout Session IV, How to Stand Out as a Site and Be Selected for Studies 

Facilitated by Devana Solutions’ CEO & Co-Founder, Barry Lake, hear from expert panelists as they share advice on how to become a partner site of choice, how to navigate key elements of the study startup process, and get tips and metrics from sponsors and CROs to help improve your site’s viability.  

Featuring Jillian Agnew, Senior Clinical Research Nurse, St. Johns Center for Clinical Research, Karen McIntyre, Global Site Alliances, Parexel, Lindsey Morales, Associate Director of Clinical Operations, Gilead, and Karen Pypniowski, Vice President of Feasibility & Site Operations, Circuit Clinical. 

Saturday, October 7 at 7:15pm – Eagle Award Gala and Awards Dinner 

Enjoy an evening of fine dining and celebrate the best-of-the-best in our industry! Devana Solutions is proud to once again sponsor the Summit Standout Awards, recognizing exhibitors and attendees who bring unique solutions and noteworthy energy to the Summit. 

Expand Your Network

One of the highlights of the Summit is the multitude of networking events. From the moment you step foot into the venue, you will have ample opportunities to meet and mingle with like-minded professionals. These events are carefully planned to create an atmosphere of camaraderie and collaboration, making it easier for you to strike up conversations, exchange business cards, and forge valuable relationships. 

But networking at the SCRS Site Solutions Summit goes beyond simply meeting new people. The speaker sessions are another venue for you to interact with industry veterans and thought leaders. After each session, you have the chance to approach the panelists and engage in meaningful conversations. This is your opportunity to pick their brains, ask burning questions, and gain valuable insights that you can apply to your own work. 

And don’t forget, these connections you make at the Summit may someday lead to exciting business opportunities! Many success stories have emerged from chance encounters at industry events like this. By actively engaging in networking and building relationships, you open yourself up to potential collaborations, partnerships, and even career advancements.

Relax and Enjoy

In comparison to many industry events, the Summit is known for being more laid back and fun. Food and drinks will be in ample supply, as will socializing options. And you can’t beat the Diplomat Hotel’s location right on the beach! 

Throughout the Summit, Devana Solutions will be offering live demos of our revolutionary PROPEL software. Come see how we can help your organization stay competitive by transforming your trial performance end-to-end with improved workflows, automated study startup, and real-time metrics capture and analytics. Sign up for an in-person demo during the Summit and be entered to win a $250 gift card!  

We’re looking forward to meeting you at this year’s SCRS Global Site Solutions Summit! Follow us on LinkedIn and we’ll see you soon! 

Devana Solutions 

Devana Solutions is an innovative cloud-based clinical trial software company that supports real-time collaboration between central research operations professionals and decentralized clinicians serving patients in diverse communities. Our platform bridges the technology access and data divide by seamlessly and securely connecting decentralized researchers to other mission-critical clinical trial systems. 

Let us show you in more detail what Better Data, Better Decisions, and Better Outcomes could do for your clinical trial processes. Book a demo with Devana Solutions today to learn about our cloud-based data analytics clinical trial software for the clinical trials industry that integrates seamlessly with CTMS and other key systems to keep success in the crosshairs. 

Accelerate the Clinical Trial Process

Clinical trials are essential for advancing medical research and bringing new treatments to patients. However, the complexity involved in organizing and managing these trials can often result in delays and inefficiencies. To overcome these challenges and accelerate the clinical trial process, it is crucial to focus on streamlining efficiency and collaboration among the multiple teams and tools involved.

Purpose-built specifically for the clinical trial industry, PROPEL empowers organizations to manage the entire clinical trial process easily and efficiently – from pipeline and study startup through trial completion and analysis.

Pipeline Management 

PROPEL offers a robust platform for pipeline management, allowing Business Development team members to easily input and track new trial opportunities from both CROs and sponsors. By logging calls and emails related to these opportunities, PROPEL provides a comprehensive overview of touchpoints and progress. This not only streamlines the process but also improves visibility for leadership and other team members. 

With PROPEL’s powerful dashboards and data management, users can quickly create custom reports and data visualizations to share with key stakeholders. Easily break down past and current trial statistics by indication, site, investigator, and beyond. This powerful data analysis can help your organization win more trial opportunities by showing both historic successes and real-time insights into currently running trials.  

Site Selection and Feasibility 

Selecting the correct sites for any given trial is an important step of the process. You want to ensure the best possible outcome in terms of enrollment, timing, and overall results. PROPEL’s precision query feature allows you to select the most appropriate sites based on both site and investigator criteria, including capabilities, equipment, therapeutic specialties, and more. Once the best sites have been selected, you can send the trial opportunity directly within the platform and receive real-time responses in return. PROPEL’s threaded chat conversations allow central and site-based teams to correspond back and forth – eliminating the need for follow-up calls or emails to field questions and share documents. As sites respond to opportunities and begin the pre-award process, PROPEL automatically records their responses and turnaround timing metrics.  

PROPEL Pre-Award Trialstones 

As the pre-award process begins, PROPEL tracks site milestones as they progress through the stages. Using PROPEL’s Survey Feature, Feasibility team members can create and distribute pre-feasibility and other types of surveys to sites. Once sent, they have real-time visibility into who has completed a survey, who hasn’t, and those who stopped midway. Monitor responses and send custom reminder alerts to prompt sites to complete open surveys. Based on responses, trials can continue to progress at the most suitable sites. 

Study Startup 

Once a trial is awarded to a site, PROPEL makes it easy to follow their progress with improved trial management and monitoring. Track site activity and key post-award milestones including contract, budget, and regulatory stages as sites progress through the study startup process. Central team members can assign custom tasks and alerts to specific users to keep things moving smoothly whenever they see a slowdown or bottleneck.  

To reduce headaches and improve workflow, PROPEL keeps all trial-related documents and communication in one place. Documents such as budget and protocol amendments can be attached to specific trials or site activity records, and central team members can send out updates and alerts directly within the system. Real-time collaboration between central operations and site-based staff is made easy using PROPEL’s chat feed or linked email correspondence. Keep everyone in the loop on the latest updates while also making communication trackable and reportable.  

Screening and Enrollment 

PROPEL Enrollment Dashboard 

Upon site activation and the beginning of patient enrollment, PROPEL continues to track progress by integrating with the leading CTMS solutions to monitor site enrollment. PROPEL works in conjunction with your preferred CTMS to eliminate duplicate data entry and provide total trial oversight. Operations and Enrollment team members can monitor enrollment progress across all sites and trials in real time to see which are enrolling successfully and which are struggling. And unlike using a CTMS alone, PROPEL allows you to drill down into specific metrics with powerful reporting by trial, site, or organization. 

Performance Insights 

Throughout the clinical trial process, PROPEL captures real-time metrics every step of the way, providing full-cycle, wrap-around performance insights and data analytics. Using customizable reports and dashboards, users gain powerful insights into turnaround timing, enrollment progress, and overall performance.  

After a trial is completed, PROPEL enables central operations and leadership teams to dig into past performance to help with future projections and predictions. Report on historical enrollment performance segmented by indication, contract percentage, and other trial characteristics. Use these insights to make future decisions during site selection and share them with CROs and sponsors to help win more trial opportunities.   

Experience time and cost savings, improved efficiency, increased productivity, and full performance transparency throughout the entire clinical trial process with PROPEL. Schedule a personalized demo today to learn how your organization can streamline processes and secure more of the right opportunities.

Devana Solutions  

Devana Solutions is an innovative cloud-based clinical trial software company that supports real-time collaboration between central research operations professionals and decentralized clinicians serving patients in diverse communities. Devana Solutions bridges the technology access and data divide by seamlessly and securely connecting decentralized researchers to other mission-critical clinical trials systems.  

Let us show you in more detail what Better Data, Better Decisions, Better Outcomes could do for your clinical trial processes. Book a demo with Devana Solutions today to learn about our cloud-based data analytics clinical trial software for the clinical trials industry that integrates seamlessly with CTMS and other key systems to keep success in the crosshairs.  

New PROPEL Survey Feature

In the fast-paced world of clinical trials, feasibility surveys have become a crucial step in the process. These surveys help researchers determine the viability of their trials and ensure that all the necessary resources and capabilities are in place. However, it is important to recognize that surveys have the potential to be powerful tools in various other aspects of clinical research. Building relationships, understanding site capabilities, and gathering feedback are just a few of the areas where surveys can prove to be invaluable. 

Surveys are an incredibly powerful tool, allowing researchers to collect feedback and insights from a wide range of recipients. Whether it’s gathering information from sites within your network, potential vendors, patients, or investigators, surveys can provide valuable data that can inform important decisions. 

PROPEL Enterprise’s new Survey Feature is an exciting development for the clinical trial industry. With this innovative tool, researchers can create and distribute surveys directly within the platform, reaching a large audience and gaining valuable data in a streamlined and efficient manner. 

How It Works 

PROPEL Enterprise‘s new Survey Feature functionality (GIF). 

Quickly create and send surveys directly within PROPEL to LYNK users or external email lists. Use pre-built templates, import existing questions, or create a survey from scratch with PROPEL’s easy-to-use interface. For ease of tracking, you can also associate your survey with a specific trial, contact, or account. 

Once a survey is sent, PROPEL will automatically collect all timing and response data in one place for easy monitoring and reporting – giving you real-time visibility into who has completed a survey, who hasn’t, and who stopped part-way through. But the feature doesn’t stop there – eliminate endless follow-up emails with automated alerts and reminders. 

Instead of relying on multiple programs and websites to send and track surveys, PROPEL provides a closed-loop system allowing you to make surveys, send them out, and to get in-depth analytics on responses and timing.  

For Any Kind of Survey 

Survey Feature interface. 

PROPEL’s new feature aims to transform and streamline the survey process – from feasibility and CSAT to PI onboarding, equipment management, and beyond! Surveys can be as general or specific as you want and for any use case under the sun. Want to know what kind of studies sites are looking for? Need to follow-up with a site or PI about a recent onboarding? PROPEL’s new Survey Feature is here to help! 

Ready to see how Devana Solutions continues to revolutionize how clinical research professionals gather and analyze feedback? Schedule a demo today! 

Devana Solutions  

Devana Solutions is an innovative cloud-based clinical trial software company that supports real-time collaboration between central research operations professionals and decentralized clinicians serving patients in diverse communities. Devana Solutions bridges the technology access and data divide by seamlessly and securely connecting decentralized researchers to other mission-critical clinical trials systems.  

Let us show you in more detail what Better Data, Better Decisions, Better Outcomes could do for your clinical trial processes. Book a demo with Devana Solutions today to learn about our cloud-based data analytics clinical trial software for the clinical trials industry that integrates seamlessly with CTMS and other key systems to keep success in the crosshairs.  

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