Devana Solutions Welcomes Deb Bawcom as Executive Vice President, Program Management

Devana Solutions is pleased to welcome Deb Bawcom as Executive Vice President, Program Management.

Deb is an accomplished, client-focused software executive with a proven track record of creating high-performing teams from the bottom up with a strong productive culture. She brings years of experience managing end-to-end product and program lifecycles, from innovation to design and delivery, through growth and scale-up phases. Deb has a reputation for successfully guiding challenging change initiatives and for building trusting, lasting connections with customers and colleagues.

Deb joins Devana Solutions with over 25 years of experience in project and risk management in the software, construction, and energy commodities industries. As Executive Vice President, Program Management, Deb will oversee Devana’s product strategy and development, managing product lifecycles and mapping out new features and projects. She will also lead our Product and Solutions Services teams, providing guidance and helping us retain top talent.

“Deb Bawcom’s depth of knowledge in Product Development strategy and, most importantly, execution is a perfect fit for the growth stage Devana Solutions has reached very quickly,” commented Barry Lake, Devana Solutions CEO. “Deb’s skills are going to be critical as we remain on the leading edge of clinical trials industry SaaS innovation.”

Devana Solutions is excited to have Deb join our growing team! With her experience and leadership, we plan to take our product strategy to the next level.

2022 SCRS Site Solutions Summit: The Power of Clinical Trial Software

The 2022 SCRS Site Solutions Summit is nearly here! A big topic this year will be how the industry can continue to extend the reach of clinical trials to new patients and markets. Our continued sponsorship of this event reflects our commitment to improving site solutions through new products and services both now and in the future. 

Join us at Booth 507 for a demo of our transformative software and don’t forget to join us for these other site-focused discussions as well! 

Bringing Clinical Trials to More Patients 

We first want to extend an invitation to Master Workshop III: Innovative Site Models to Bring Clinical Trials to Patients in their Communities on Friday, October 7 at 2:00pm: 

The COVID-19 pandemic and the urgent push for vaccine development and deployment across the U.S. and globally demanded a paradigm shift in how the public and private sectors worked together in Operation Warp Speed to develop effective vaccines in a compressed timeframe. In addition, gaps in access to healthcare and clinical trials across the diverse U.S. landscape required a fundamental rethinking of existing healthcare and clinical trial delivery models.  

Jennifer Byrne, CEO and Founder of Javara,and Josh Rose, VP, Head of Clinical Trial Delivery and Strategy of CVS Health Clinical Trial Services, are leaders of two organizations that were at the forefront of pioneering new delivery models during the pandemic’s most turbulent period. They will be joined by Clare Grace, Chief Patient Officer, of leading global CRO, Parexel, to form an all-star panel to explore how they are now strategically leading initiatives including a Community Alliance Network to address delivering access to clinical trials-as-a-care-option to a wider and more diverse array of patients in the communities at the point-of-care where they access healthcare. The workshop panel will be moderated by Barry Lake, CEO & Co-Founder of Devana Solutions, a leading provider of cloud technology to connect clinical research professionals to clinicians and patients in their communities.       

Win More Trial Opportunities 

Want to be a more competitive site and win more trial opportunities? Be sure to attend Breakout Session III: How to Best Represent Your Site to Sponsors & CROs with Technology on Saturday, October 8 at 4:30pm and learn from industry expert panelists as they share the pro tips and metrics that will have sponsors and CROs looking at your site for more studies.  

Similar to a focus group, this session will be facilitated by FOMAT Medical Research CEO, Nicholas Focil. Featured panelists include Devana Solutions CEO & Co-Founder Barry Lake, Donna Kostandy, Director, Alliance Unit, PPD, part of Thermo Fisher Scientific, Stacie Merritt, Director, Ascension St. John, Al Pacino II, President, HealthCarePoint, and Jean-Marc Tellier, Head, Office of Global Site Partnership, Sanofi 

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. 

2022 SCRS Site Solutions Summit: Clinical Trial Data Management Demo

The SCRS Global Site Solutions Summit is just around the corner. Like many others in the clinical trial industry, Devana Solutions is excited to meet with everyone again face-to-face in Hollywood, Florida. There’s something for everyone at the Summit, from top-notch workshops and panels to the many networking events.  

While you’re at the conference, make time to explore the exhibit hall and stop by Booth 507 for a demo of our clinical trial software. Let us show you how we make study startup stress free! 

Meet Our Team

Several Devana Solutions team members will be in attendance, including our CEO & Co-Founder Barry Lake, Vice President of Operations Linda Parks, Executive Director of Strategic Partnerships Michael Bonavilla, Head of Product Alex Schneider, Director of Solutions Services Roxanne Shenefield, Director of Customer Success Bridget Walsh, and Customer Success Manager Zach Denison. 

Come say hi and tell us what you think of our products. We’d love to meet you! 

Let Us Be Your Guide to Stress-Free Study Startup 

Driven by the core belief that performance data transparency through technology is critical to the selection of top-performing research sites, Devana Solutions developed our technology specifically for the clinical trial industry. From pre-award through trial completion, our platform lets you effortlessly manage all of the data and communications along the way.  

Accelerate study startup by having instant access to all the necessary data required. Duplicate data entry, missing or inaccurate information will become a thing of the past! With Devana, organizations can quickly ramp up and enjoy: 

  • Connecting Decentralized Teams 
  • Strategic Site Selection 
  • Digitized Workflows 
  • Multi-team Startup Collaboration 

 And did we mention that Devana Solutions’ cloud-based data analytics software integrates seamlessly with your CTMS and other key systems? Keep success in the crosshairs with quick and easy integrations and other custom solutions for your organization.  

 Want to learn more? Visit booth 507 for an eye-opening demo of our products. During the demo, we encourage you to ask questions about your own requirements and long-term objectives so we can demonstrate how our technology can bring your vision and goals to life. By providing complete visibility into all aspects of the clinical trial process, Devana Solutions can help your research organization streamline processes, automate workflow, and ultimately gain a competitive advantage.  

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. 

2022 SCRS Site Solutions Summit: What to Expect

It’s time to get excited for the 2022 SCRS Global Site Solutions Summit! Devana Solutions is proud to be a Premier Sponsor of this year’s conference.  

Join us in Hollywood, Florida, October 7-9 at the Diplomat Beach Resort. The Summit is an opportunity for Sponsors, CROs, Sites, and Regulators to share ideas, learn from industry leaders, and make new connections in a relaxing atmosphere. Plus, this year is SCRS’ 10th anniversary!

Must-Attend Events   

It’s time to get serious about planning your schedule. We’ve made it easy by curating events you won’t want to miss during the Summit: 

Friday, October 7 at 2:00pm: Master Workshop III, Innovative Site Models to bring Clinical Trials to Patients in their Communities 

Joined by an all-star panel of industry leaders, Devana Solutions CEO & Co-Founder Barry Lake will lead an interactive discussion about expanding the reach of clinical trials and the possibilities of clinical research as a care option (CRAACO).  

Featuring Jennifer Byrne, CEO & Founder, Javara, Josh Rose, VP, Head of Clinical Trial Delivery and Strategy, CVS Health Clinical Trial Services, and Clare Grace, Chief Patient Officer, Parexel 

 

Friday, October 7 at 6:00pm: Kickoff Networking Reception in Expo Hall 

Looking for a fun way to celebrate SCRS’ 10th anniversary? Come by the Devana Solutions Booth #507 and take a spin on our 360-degree photo booth. Plus keep an eye out for a special appearance from Devana, the Huntress! 

 

Saturday, October 8 at 4:30pm: Breakout Session III, How to Best Represent Your Site to Sponsors & CROs with Technology 

Facilitated by FOMAT Medical Research CEO, Nicholas Focil, join Devana Solutions CEO & Co-Founder Barry Lake and the other panelists as they share pro tips and metrics that will have sponsors and CROs looking at your site for more studies. 

Featuring Donna Kostandy, Director, Alliance Unit, PPD, part of Thermo Fisher ScientificStacie Merritt, Director, Ascension St. John, Al Pacino, II, President, HealthCarePoint, and Jean-Marc Tellier, Head, Office of Global Site Partnership, Sanofi.

Networking and Expanding Your Business  

And now, the best part: Make new professional connections at the Summit. It’s a great place to network and gain useful insights about the industry. From coordinated networking events to interacting with workshop panelists, the Summit will expand your business connections. Many of these relationships evolve into working partnerships. We’ve had the pleasure of meeting several new partner-clients at the Summit over the years. 

There’s no better place to make these connections than the exhibition (expo) hall. The nerve center of any conference, the Summit’s expo hall in particular gives you the chance to meet and interact with a broad range of industry specialists.  

Don’t forget to visit Devana Solutions at Booth 507! 

Relaxation and Fun 

If fun and laid-back feels like your scene, the Summit is definitely the place to be this year. SCRS will be commemorating its milestone anniversary and you can anticipate many opportunities to celebrate! And with the location right on the beach, it really doesn’t get much better than that. 

Throughout the Summit, Devana Solutions will be offering live demos of our technologies to show how we can help accelerate the clinical trial process and make study startup stress free. Sign up for a demo and be entered to win a $250 gift card! 

We’re excited to meet you at this year’s SCRS Global Site Solutions Summit. Connect with Devana Solutions 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. 

Navigating the Great Resignation Within the Clinical Trial Industry

According to the U.S. Department of Labor, a record 4.5 million workers quit their jobs in March 2022—a trend that has continued through the summer. Paired with rising inflation costs, this so-called “Great Resignation” is straining the clinical trial industry like never before. Turnover for both patient-facing and operations staff has been on the rise, causing some trials to come to a screeching halt.  

Clinical trial software such as Devana Solutions PROPEL can help central research operations save time and money by improving workflows and streamlining pipeline management.  

Streamline Processes with Clinical Trial Software 

With high turnover comes frequent regulatory and staff updates, including updating logs, gathering new signatures, and amending databases. Designed specifically for the clinical trial industry, PROPEL provides technological support for various backend workflows, including data entry, reporting, admin support, enrollment, query resolutions, and communications. Say goodbye to duplicate data entry! 

PROPEL enables users to automate tasks and reminders to expedite study start-up and ensure that nothing is overlooked or forgotten as staffing situations change. Teams can also link multiple contacts, documents, and communications across each clinical trial to save time and improve performance visibility. For end-to-end operational excellence, PROPEL integrates with other mission-critical systems, such as your CTMS and Microsoft Outlook. Instead of hunting for lost communications caused by staff turnover, PROPEL creates threaded conversations and allows users to attach documents, link related calls, and even send emails and messages directly from within the platform. 

Utilizing PROPEL, operations professionals can query site capabilities based on therapeutic expertise, investigator and staff certifications, physical site facilities, and more. This enables teams to efficiently share protocols digitally and distribute trial opportunities and documentation to study teams without the need for external communications or cumbersome old databases, saving both time and money. In addition, PROPEL is entirely cloud-based, which makes it simple for remote and decentralized users to log in and execute. 

Specifically designed for efficiency, PROPEL enables teams impacted by turnover and decreased budgets to accomplish more with less. 

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 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. 

Devana Solutions CEO Barry Lake on Note to File Podcast

Devana Solutions CEO Barry Lake recently sat down with Brad Hightower of the Note to File Podcast to discuss the current state of the industry and the importance of sites tracking their own metrics using clinical trial software like Devana Solutions.

Offering holistic trial analysis and a dynamic site and investigator database, Devana Solution’s enterprise software gives businesses the crucial support and data management they need to focus on their own business efforts and core competencies. We understand the unique challenges of the clinical trials industry and offer comprehensive solutions such as automated data evaluation and communication, freeing teams from repetitive tasks so they can focus on winning more study contracts.

For life-saving therapies and vaccines to reach patients more quickly, leading research organizations turn to Devana Solutions for cutting-edge cloud-based SaaS technology and services in the clinical trial industry.

Check out Barry’s episode of the Note to File Podcast here.

Note to File Podcast

Note to File is a podcast for clinical research sites, featuring interviews, best practices, and candid commentary from host Brad Hightower, founder of Hightower Clinical and clinical research professional. The podcast was born with the hope of providing a resource for research professionals to share their stories and serve as a source for practical advice for the clinical research community.

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.

Devana Solutions Welcomes Michael Bonavilla as Executive Director, Strategic Partnerships

Michael-BonavillaDevana Solutions is pleased to welcome Michael Bonavilla to our transformative cloud-SaaS company as Executive Director, Strategic Partnerships.

Michael comes to Devana Solutions after working with Bio-Optronics since 2007, where he helped launch the Clinical Conductor Clinical Trial Management System (CTMS). Over the last 15 years, including since 2021 when Bio-Optronics was acquired by Advarra, Michael helped expand the system to over 450 research organization clients to help streamline their business. Michael’s focus is working with clinical research sites of all types across the industry – identifying which technology solutions best fit their unique needs.

“I’ve had the pleasure to be part of the overall maturity of the clinical trial management solution market and have helped introduce many new solutions over the years,” says Michael. “I look forward to the opportunity to work with Devana Solutions and bridging the gap to now offer these same organizations a solution that compliments the CTMS and fills the critical need for business development, trial startup automation, metrics capture, and connectivity activity for the clinical research industry.”

As Executive Director, Strategic Partnerships, Michael will play a vital and highly visible role in Devana Solution’s outreach, education, and sales process. He will use his ample experience in the clinical trials and research industry to consult, educate, and ‘connect the dots’ between Devana’s solution and the needs of our prospective customers.

“Michael is someone I have long respected in the industry, and I was thrilled when he reached out about joining Devana,” explains Devana Solutions CEO Barry Lake. “If you had asked me to pick the top clinical trials technology business development professionals, Michael Bonavilla was at the top of my list.”

Devana Solutions is excited to have Michael join our growing team. With this latest addition, our company is more focused than ever and in the best position to serve our valued partner-clients.

Devana Solutions Welcomes Alex Schneider as Head of Product

Alex SchneiderDevana Solutions is excited to welcome Alex Schneider as Head of Product.

Alex comes to Devana Solutions with over 13 years of experience in user experience research and design, competition intelligence, and product management. Alex joins us from Westat, where he spent over five years, most recently as Head of UX.

Alex has spent his career architecting and delivering innovative, intuitive solutions to hundreds of thousands of researchers, participants, and people across the globe. A staunch advocate for users of all kinds, he works with executives and clients to understand and translate problems and needs into actionable, efficient and effective experiences.

As Head of Product, Alex is responsible for determining product strategy, development, execution, and implementation. He will help define Devana Solution’s product roadmap to deliver world-class experiences by driving innovation through data analysis and qualitative customer feedback.

“Alex epitomizes the expertise the Head of Product for a high-growth SaaS solutions provider like Devana Solutions requires going forward. As the point person from product strategy to go-to-market, there are few more qualified than Alex Schneider. He will be a great compliment to our outstanding leadership team,” says Devana Solutions CEO & Co-founder Barry Lake.

Devana Solutions is thrilled to have Alex join our team – we know he’ll help us do great things!