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Reducing Study Team Burden With Shorter Training

Reducing Study Team Burden With Shorter Training

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Shorter training is an ever-present item near the top of nearly all clinical research site wish lists. The time and ...
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3 Barriers Preventing Clinical Trial Innovation

3 Barriers Preventing Clinical Trial Innovation

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Although adoption of clinical trial innovations have seen a rapid adoption in the world over the last decade, organizations that ...
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Pro-ficiency’s Commitment to Customer Service

Pro-ficiency’s Commitment to Customer Service

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Good customer service starts with a great product. Without that foundation—a product that is reliable and meets client needs precisely—it ...
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Reducing Study Team Burden with Targeted Training

Reducing Study Team Burden with Targeted Training

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Booming administrative tasks, customized technology systems and redundant certification and training requirements are among the primary factors that clinical research ...
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Pro-ficiency Acquires Fugitive Labs

Pro-ficiency Acquires Fugitive Labs

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Durham, North Carolina, July 12th, 2022 - Pro-ficiency announces the acquisition of all life sciences intellectual property and the associated ...
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Jeanne Hecht Joins Pro-ficiency Board of Directors

Jeanne Hecht Joins Pro-ficiency Board of Directors

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Durham, North Carolina, June 23rd, 2022 - Pro-ficiency completes its strategic board expansion initiative with the appointment of Jeanne Hecht ...
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Robin Newman Joins Pro-ficiency Board of Directors

Robin Newman Joins Pro-ficiency Board of Directors

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Pro-ficiency continues to expand its thought leadership representation on their Board of Directors with the addition of Robin Newman, RN, ...
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Dr. Jeffrey Kasher Joins Pro-ficiency Board of Directors

Dr. Jeffrey Kasher Joins Pro-ficiency Board of Directors

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Pro-ficiency, a pioneer in the field of simulation-based training in clinical trials, has opened up a select number of seats ...
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Mitigating Study Risk With Performance Analytics

Mitigating Study Risk With Performance Analytics

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Research sites are turning to various types of performance metrics to support risk-based management of clinical trials. “The first step ...
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Correcting Site Enrollment In 3 Steps

Correcting Site Enrollment In 3 Steps

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Patient enrollment is a common subject of discussion among both sponsors and research sites. Challenges to enrollment can be myriad, ...
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Reducing Protocol Deviations With Training-Based Metrics

Reducing Protocol Deviations With Training-Based Metrics

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Protocol deviations can have a detrimental effect on new drug development, adding to costs and time to clinical trials and ...
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Telling Ain't Training

Telling Ain’t Training

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Whether ensuring GCP compliance or the correct application of a study protocol, training is a critical part of any clinical ...
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SIVs: Identify Skill Gaps Before Retraining

SIVs: Identify Skill Gaps Before Retraining

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As a former CRA, I have spent the better part of my career mentoring, teaching, and helping CRAs become competent ...
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Preventing Protocol Deviations With Simulation-Based Training

Preventing Protocol Deviations With Simulation-Based Training

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Protocol deviations can have a devastating impact on the quality and integrity of key study data and potentially affect patient ...
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Maximizing Site Enrollment with Improved Protocol Comprehension

Maximizing Site Enrollment with Improved Protocol Comprehension

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Sponsors and CROs trying to achieve better enrollment in clinical trials often overlook the most essential stakeholder in the process ...
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Behavior Should Drive Clinical Trial Training, Not Test Scores

Behavior Should Drive Clinical Trial Training, Not Test Scores

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Behavior Should Drive Clinical Trial Training, Not Test Scores Applying analytics that focus heavily on measuring changes to research staff ...
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The Fallacy of Footnotes Within Clinical Protocols

The Fallacy of Footnotes Within Clinical Protocols

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As part of our series covering all the do's and don'ts surrounding protocols, I wanted to call attention to one ...
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Increasing Diversity in Clinical Research with High-Quality Training

Increasing Diversity in Clinical Research with High-Quality Training

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Over the last several years, the pharma industry, along with the world at large, has become increasingly focused on issues ...
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150 Things That Could Go Wrong if You Don’t Get Your Training Right

150 Things That Could Go Wrong if You Don’t Get Your Training Right

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Although it can be tricky to acquire proper clinical site training, inadequate planning for a research study's training needs will ...
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Pro-ficiency Selected as Participant in DPharm Idol Disrupt

Pro-ficiency Selected as Participant in DPharm Idol Disrupt

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Pro-ficiency was selected as a participant in the DPharm Idol Disrupt program, hosted at the Disruptive Innovations conference September 28-29, ...
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Stop the SIV Madness

Stop the SIV Madness

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At the outset of this post, I want to make one thing clear. I am a huge fan of and ...
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The Nature vs. Nurture in Developing a Corporate Culture

The Nature vs. Nurture in Developing a Corporate Culture

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I have seen in my own life the power of nature vs. nurture.  I was adopted at birth and recently ...
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PhRMA Alters Their Code on Interactions: How to Prepare

PhRMA Alters Their Code on Interactions: How to Prepare

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PhRMA has adjusted its Code on Interactions, partly in response to the Special Fraud Alert issued by the OIG. Pro-ficiency ...
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Are Your Sites Failing Your Training? If Not, They Should Be!

Are Your Sites Failing Your Training? If Not, They Should Be!

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Are Your Sites Failing Your Training?  If Not, They Should Be!  Did you know that 100% of a seasoned clinical ...
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What Asset Isn’t Listed on Your Balance Sheet?

What Asset Isn’t Listed on Your Balance Sheet?

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SAS CEO Jim Goodnight famously quoted “Ninety-five percent of my assets drive out the gate every evening. It's my job ...
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What Does Pro-ficiency Have in Common With HP, Microsoft, Google and Amazon?

What Does Pro-ficiency Have in Common With HP, Microsoft, Google and Amazon?

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They all started in a garage.   Our founder Dave Hadden is a serial entrepreneur.  He has founded several successful companies ...
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Lessons Learned from Bill Belichick

Lessons Learned from Bill Belichick

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Bill Belichick has won six Super Bowls as a head coach in his storied career.  He also has two Super ...
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Pro-ficiency’s Take On the COVID-19 Delta Variant

Pro-ficiency’s Take On the COVID-19 Delta Variant

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Decisions, Decisions…. Yale Medicine posted the following article on July 15th. Delta is the name for the B.1.617.2. variant, a ...
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Beth Harper named Chief Learning Officer at Pro-ficiency

Beth Harper named Chief Learning Officer at Pro-ficiency

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Beth Harper named Chief Learning Officer at Pro-ficiency RALEIGH N.C. Release Date: [For immediate release]- Pro-ficiency is pleased to announce ...
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Pro-ficiency Launches New Website and Brand Update

Pro-ficiency Launches New Website and Brand Update

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Pro-ficiency Launches New Website and Brand Update RALEIGH N.C. - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: [June 22, 2021] RALEIGH N.C. & DURHAM, ...
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Using Objectives and Key Results (OKRs) To Ensure Success

Using Objectives and Key Results (OKRs) To Ensure Success

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"If you don’t know where you are going, you might not get there."   -Yogi Berra At Pro-ficiency, we are scaling ...
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Opening Back Up: When Will Investigator Meetings Resume?

Opening Back Up: When Will Investigator Meetings Resume?

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The announcement by the CDC on May 13th indicated that vaccinated consumers could fully resume activities that you did prior ...
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Building a Focus Differentiated Company: Success Through Innovation

Building a Focus Differentiated Company: Success Through Innovation

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Pro-ficiency is a Focus Differentiated Company Michael Porter, a Harvard Business Professor, analyzed 1000’s of successful companies and determined that ...
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The Art and Science of Our Solution

The Art and Science of Our Solution

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Pro-ficiency is known for creating the category of simulation training for clinical trials by leveraging our film production skills.  Many ...
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How to Recover From Protocol Deviations in 6 Steps

How to Recover From Protocol Deviations in 6 Steps

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Honesty.   We must acknowledge as an industry that we have an unacceptable waste in the operations of clinical trials. The ...
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Post-COVID Clinical Trial Performance Innovations

Post-COVID Clinical Trial Performance Innovations

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COVID has presented many challenges to the clinical trial industry over the past year.  These challenges have included: Moving from ...
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Learning Is an Experience

Learning Is an Experience

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"Learning is an experience.  Everything else is just information" -Albert Einstein Pro-ficiency is poised to play a key role in ...
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Enrolled Subject Training

Enrolled Subject Training

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Clinical trials are becoming increasingly patient-centric. Pro-ficiency has trained tens of thousand of patients in multiple therapeutic areas using it’s ...
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Make Your Studies More Proficient

Make Your Studies More Proficient

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Pro-ficiency Simulation Training Pro-ficiency is a simulation-based training platform and site-performance management system. Pro-ficiency mirrors site challenges through simulations of ...
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New Standard in GCP Training Announced by ACRP

New Standard in GCP Training Announced by ACRP

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: [March 8, 2021] CONTACT: Jeremy Glunt + 1.703.258.3506 [email protected] New Standard in GCP Training Announced by ACRP Immediately ...
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Seasoned Healthcare Executive Michael Raymer joins Pro-ficiency as CEO

Seasoned Healthcare Executive Michael Raymer joins Pro-ficiency as CEO

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: [March 2, 2021] Seasoned Healthcare Executive Michael Raymer joins Pro-ficiency as CEO RALEIGH N.C. & DURHAM, N.C. Release ...
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Pro-ficiency to Accelerate Growth with Major Investment from NovaQuest Private Equity

Pro-ficiency to Accelerate Growth with Major Investment from NovaQuest Private Equity

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Pro-ficiency to Accelerate Growth with Major Investment from NovaQuest Private Equity NovaQuest acquires majority interest in leading, simulation-based clinical trial ...
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Is Your Trial Training Compliant With FDA and ICH Regulations?

Is Your Trial Training Compliant With FDA and ICH Regulations?

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Are you outsourcing any of your protocol, GCP, or Safety training for investigations and site staff? Training is important for ...
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Do You Identify Your Site Heroes?

Do You Identify Your Site Heroes?

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If a clinical trial was a 747, …then the subjects would be the passengers …and the flight crew the site ...
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Meetings and Slides Are Ineffective for Training Site Staff and Could Increase Patient Risk

Meetings and Slides Are Ineffective for Training Site Staff and Could Increase Patient Risk

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While meetings are an excellent way to network with investigators and study coordinators, they are proven to be the least ...
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Pro-ficiency Appoints Jenna Rouse As VP of Client Success

Pro-ficiency Appoints Jenna Rouse As VP of Client Success

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PRO-FICIENCY APPOINTS JENNA ROUSE AS VP OF CLIENT SUCCESS This year’s most exciting news! Jenna Rouse has joined the team ...
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TissueTech Announces Engagement of Pro-ficiency Virtual Study Trainer™ for Clinical Trials

TissueTech Announces Engagement of Pro-ficiency Virtual Study Trainer™ for Clinical Trials

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE For More Information, Contact: Barbara Getz 305-370-5708 [email protected] TissueTech Announces Engagement of Pro-ficiency Virtual Study Trainer™ for ...
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GCP AND PV TRAINING THAT DOESN’T SUCK

GCP AND PV TRAINING THAT DOESN’T SUCK

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GCP and Pharmacovigilance training is a requirement for all sites that participate in clinical trials. Non- compliance with ICH GCP ...
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Unlearning in Clinical Trials - the cure to repeating our mistakes

Unlearning in Clinical Trials – the cure to repeating our mistakes

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How many stories have you heard where mistakes - made by clinical research sites - caused problems in a study, ...
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When Failure is Not an Option

When Failure is Not an Option

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Air travel is really safe. You have a greater chance of being struck by lightning or attacked by a bear ...
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Pro-ficiency and Scarritt Group Join Forces

Pro-ficiency and Scarritt Group Join Forces

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Pro-ficiency and Scarritt Group Join Forces to Create Comprehensive Solutions for Virtual Investigator Meetings and Site Initiation Visits DURHAM, N.C., ...
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ACRP - Pro-ficiency Partnership

ACRP – Pro-ficiency Partnership

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 11, 2020 CONTACT: Jeremy Glunt + 1.703.258.3506 [email protected] ACRP, Pro-ficiency Partnership Signals New Era in Clinical Research ...
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Source Code in the 21st Century

Source Code in the 21st Century

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Guess what this is. Spirograph? Really complicated Venn Diagram? If you guessed either of those you would have been close ...
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Pro-ficiency Wins the Start-Up Component of VCIC – Venture Capital Investment Competition

Pro-ficiency Wins the Start-Up Component of VCIC – Venture Capital Investment Competition

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DURHAM, N.C., April 5, 2019 (Newswire.com) – Pro-ficiency, a start-up company providing a comprehensive human performance improvement system for clinical trials, ...
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Hidden Risk = Hidden Benefits

Hidden Risk = Hidden Benefits

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Last week I was on a climbing trip in Austria. At the most challenging part of the climb, I found ...
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Research Abstracts to be Presented at the 10th Annual International Meeting on Simulation in Healthcare: Phoenix, Arizona

Research Abstracts to be Presented at the 10th Annual International Meeting on Simulation in Healthcare: Phoenix, Arizona

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An Expert Systems-based Virtual Patient Simulation System for Assessing and Mentoring Clinician Decision Making: Acceptance, Reach and Outcomes D. D ...
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