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Market-leading eDiary provider first to market with cost-effective training solution
CHARLESTOWN, Mass. and PHILADELPHIA, Penn. - June 23, 2005 -- PHT Corporation, the leading provider of electronic patient reported outcome (ePRO) solutions used in over 160 trials worldwide, and ePharmaLearning, the leading provider of eCollaboration tools for clinical development, are partnering to offer advanced eTraining solutions to improve site satisfaction.Through the agreement, ePharmaLearning is collaborating with PHT to deliver a cost-effective online training offering for sites on PHT's eSource applications including LogPad, StudyPad" and StudyWorks".
The eLearning modules, which address topics ranging from setting up a LogPad to running subject compliance reports in StudyWorks, are fully animated and narrated. They are always available on-demand throughout the study to supplement the training sessions delivered at the initial Investigator Meeting. The interactive online modules include simulation exercises, a training certification test and complete training records for each user that completes the online tutorial.
"Our experience shows that effective training is an essential component of a successful ePRO solution," said Phil Lee, PHT President and CEO. "Our partnership with ePharmaLearning adds value to customers through supplemental eLearning solutions which are scaleable, cost effective and easy to use."
ePharmaLearning's customized training educates site personnel on the details of the LogPad or StudyPad system and improves the site coordinators' ability to help subjects unfamiliar with eDiaries enabling sponsors to better leverage their investment in ePRO. ePharmaLearning CEO Lance Converse states that clients also benefit from the added efficiency of online training, which is typically 80% less than the cost of traditional in-person training. In addition, it can be delivered in one-third of the time, with equivalent learning outcomes.
"PHT and ePharmaLearning share a number of top pharmaceutical clients, which makes the partnership a natural fit," said Converse. "By delivering high quality, scalable training, we are able to help leading biopharmaceutical companies improve efficiencies and site satisfaction. This can in turn, reduce trial timelines and increase subject compliance. We are excited to be working with PHT as the first ePRO solution provider to provide advanced online training services to their clients."
Lee and Converse agree that the already high customer demand for electronic training methods will only increase over time, citing the growing trend of hosting Investigator Meetings online as an example.
ePharmaLearning, Inc. (www.epharmalearning.com) is a leading provider of clinical services that improves the way sites are selected, trained and activated to commence clinical trials. By incorporating more effective site recruitment and enrollment feasibility processes with adult-learning enriched protocol and procedure training, ePharmaLearning has helped improve sitequality and performance to over 40,000 clinical researchers in 50 countries for 18 of the top 20 pharmaceutical companies in the world. ePharmaLearning is headquartered in Philadelphia with offices in London. For more information call 610-832-9915.
About PHT Corporation
PHT Corporation is the market-leading provider of electronic patient reported outcome (ePRO) solutions used in over 160 trials worldwide. Approximately 60 biopharmaceutical and medical device companies, including 13 of the top 15 drug development firms in the world, rely on PHT's innovative and comprehensive ePRO solutions for their Phase I-IV clinical studies. PHT's integrated Product Suite enables successful clinical trials by improving data quality, reducing data variance, and providing real-time access and analysis of the data collected. PHT has experience with more than 70,000 subjects at 8,000 clinical sites in 48 countries and 46 languages around the globe. PHT, a pioneer in developing innovative technology to meet clinical research's evolving needs, is headquartered in Charlestown, MA, and Geneva, Switzerland. For more information, please visit www.phtcorp.com.