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Reinventing Patient Recruitment

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Historic $10 Million Gift Will Retain and Recruit World-Class Researchers, Educators and Clinicians to UB and Western New York Gift from Mr. and Mrs. Jeremy Jacobs and family is largest in UB history; Will fund creation of research institute BUFFALO, N.Y. (June 11, 2008) - The largest-ever gift to UB by Jeremy M. Jacobs, right, will support the goals of UB 2020 to transform the university while also improving our region's quality of life, according to President John B. Simpson. The University at Buffalo announced today a $10 million gift from Jeremy M. Jacobs, his wife, Margaret, and family to establish the Jacobs ...
Patient enrollment is the most time-consuming aspect of the clinical trial process. The leading cause of missed clinical trial deadlines is patient recruitment, taking up to 30 percent of the clinical timeline. Improving patient recruitment rates offers pharmaceutical and medical device companies one of the biggest opportunities to accelerate the pace of clinical trials – making it possible to reduce time to market . As the number of patients needed for clinical trails rises – as safety and regulatory issues drive trends toward larger and longer trials – the demand for patient recruitment services grows. Clinical trials are ...
Companies and Web 2.0
While performing a search to investigate how companies are using web 2.0, I came upon an excellent source within the librarie’s EBSCO Host database. In a magazine called computerworld, I discovered an article, entitled, “Social Nets,” which addresses the positive side of web 2.0 for the Portland Trailblazers (an American basketball team). It reveals that the team is one of many businesses which are adopting web 2.0 tools, “like blogs, wikis and podcasts to create social networks where customers, partners and others can add content and create virtual communities” (computerworld 2007).  A couple years ... market research, surveys and trends
Reinventing the CNO
Service line development? Financial analysis? Pharmacy services? The role of chief nursing officer has morphed into much more than nursing. When Maureen Swick, RN, PhD, began her job as chief nursing officer at Monmouth Medical Center 10 years ago, she was responsible primarily for nursing services. Then her role began to expand. She soon assumed responsibility for service line development for the Long Branch, NJ, hospital, including behavioral health, cardiology, and oncology. Now in her new role as the CNO and vice president of patient care services at Saint Peter's University Hospital, a 400-staffed-bed facility in New ... market research, surveys and trends


Organizing the Public Purchasing Function: A Survey of Cities and ...
As a number of state and local governments explore new ways to reduce costs, provide flexibility to service delivery managers, and integrate their decision-making processes Presented below is a list of topics on decision-making and decision-making processes: | width="" align="left" valign="top" | | width="" align="left" valign="top" | , many are examining their purchasing function as a potential area for increased efficiency. It is commonly believed that changing the purchasing process Purchasing Purchasing is the formal process of buying goods and services. The ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
Funded over 30,000 research grants through 2003 at the National Science Foundation through a competitive, merit-based process with external peer review; Increased average grant size from $114,000 per year in 2001 to a projected $139,000 per year in 2004; Completed funding for the construction of four major research facilities to support atmospheric research, particle physics, earthquake engineering research, and an integrated network of high-end computers; Initiated construction of three new research facilities for astronomy, astrophysics, and seismic research; and Implemented the research and development investment ... industry trends, business articles and survey research


Reinventing Patient Recruitment. Revolutionary Ideas for Clinical Trial. Success ... Reinventing Patient Recruitment is a definitive ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
Factors contributing to intervention fidelity in a multi-site ...
which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. Disease self-management programs have been a popular approach to reducing morbidity and mortality from chronic disease. Replicating an evidence-based disease management program successfully requires practitioners to ensure fidelity to the original program design. The Florida Health Literacy Study (FHLS) was conducted to investigate the implementation impact of the Pfizer, Inc. Diabetes Mellitus and Hypertension Disease Self-Management Program based on health literacy principles in 14 community health ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
Yale Medicine Spring 2002: Reinventing surgery
Third-year medical student Jennifer Schutzman was acing the middle-of-surgery quiz administered by Robert Udelsman, M.D., M.B.A. She had already correctly described the three causes of primary hyperthyroidism, listed the three veins and two arteries that supply blood to the thyroid gland, and named the two main vocal cord nerves near it—all while holding a retractor steady on either side of a small opening in the patient’s neck. As Udelsman and third-year resident Steven Williams, M.D., probed and cut their way toward the patient’s diseased ...
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