CBI's Annual Forum on Clinical Trial Management Systems

Mar. 18, 2010-Mar. 19, 2010
Crowne Plaza
Philadelphia, PA,


Gary Tyson, Senior Vice President, Clinical Development Practice, will present a session on the key learnings of CTMS implementation derived from the experiences of several organizations that have undergone implementation.


CTMS Implementation: Do’s and Don’ts from Practical Experiences
In order to streamline clinical development operations, pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies are increasingly turning to clinical trial management systems (CTMSs). Although a CTMS can effectively manage and track data for multiple ongoing trials, the challenges associated with implementing a CTMS are significant given the complexity of the technology and the broad range of information being collected. The varying number of stakeholders across multiple functions who must agree on the approach and strategy further complicates CTMS implementation. To truly benefit from a CTMS, a strong implementation plan that focuses on achieving buy in, linking benefits, and targeting the right people is key. Equally important is learning from and avoiding the mistakes of many other organizations that have implemented CTMS, such as failing to discuss the pace of implementation or identify targets of system training.
During this session, clinical development leaders will discuss the major do’s and don’ts of CTMS implementation derived from the experiences of several organizations that have undergone implementation. Delegates will also learn the critical elements of CTMS implementation including how to


  • Develop a thorough strategy that clearly lays out the vision and approach for successful implementation
  • Create a cross-functional strategy that establishes a path for making highly detailed system decisions
  • Plan an organizatoin-wide rollout including training programs for internal and clinical site staff

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