All posts tagged Clinical Research Systems

Led by the nose… Business led CIO!

Was it an insult I thought, being congratulated for not being technical? It felt like an insult! Of course it wasn’t but it got me thinking about what it means to be leading a technology team in a large organisation where the best way to get engagement is to take away all references to technology, Read the full article…

One week after deadline day…

The 1st of April meant so much to our organisation this year! A complete change in how we manage the delivery of clinical research in the NHS goes ‘live’. No fuss, no trumpets, it simply comes into being: a change from over 100 contracts across the NHS to just 15, a change that sees a Read the full article…

Guest Blog – And the problem is…

Richard Horton is a Service Delivery Manager at the NIHR CRN, he has responsibility for the service improvement of one of our major systems over the last 18 months, turning around a service described by some as the ‘rotten tomato’ service into one that the service board are now hugely proud of. When organisations look Read the full article…

What is in a name?

When I was a young chap I wanted to be called Troy? What a strange name to pull out of the hat at the age of nine! However it was entirely based on one of the lead characters from Stingray, and I was easily influenced! Some names we are given and some names we choose, Read the full article…

Guest Blog – Farming Business Intelligence: Fields of Possibility

Paul Maslowski is the Information Manager at a Comprehensive Local Research Network and a member of the virtual Business Intelligence Unit at the NIHR CRN. Paul has a unique view of data in the NHS and in particular in the research environment and has provided a guest blog this week that is well worth a Read the full article…

Too Good To Fail?

That frustrating moment when the key piece of advice you hear is, ‘Why can’t they just put more resource on it?’. Managing suppliers when a project has difficulties is the most difficult part of any role I have ever had, and managing the stakeholders around project delays is always the area where the most focus Read the full article…

Right first time and always right…

It almost sounds like a joke from the 1970s; did you hear the one about the wife who was right first time and always right! But, that’s how we want to be in 2014 with our information, right first time so that we can make true and valid predictions and interpretations from the information we Read the full article…

The year that was…

Reviewing the year, something we should all do to reflect on the success and ensure that lessons are learnt from the elements that could be done differently. It has been a really busy year; a year that we had been promising the team will enable us to be more considered and reflective in the future, Read the full article…

What is Business Intelligence in clinical research?

This is the question posed to our organisation as we go live with our App Centre and the next Open Data Platform (ODP) apps as well as a week of promotion regarding our new Central Portfolio Management System (CPMS). We have always held with the concept that Business Intelligence is about the use of the Read the full article…

Achieving an open organisation through cutting-edge systems.

I have been asked to present at a summit of CIOs (http://www.ciouksummit.com/) later this week on the subject above and therefore thought it would be of use, and hopefully of interest to get some of the ideas down on here. What our organisation needs is the ability to provide interoperable systems, link legacy systems to Read the full article…

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