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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 More

Frameworks and Fans

Does the NHS need another Information Systems framework to work within? I hope so as we have just published one! The Local Portfolio Management System, Systems of Choice, or LPMS SoC for short. A nice neat short name and matching acronym, so it fits with other frameworks from that point of view! The analogy of… Read More

Why our IT implementation is going to be different to the norm!

Having spent many months defining a set of detailed requirements for the building of a new Central Portfolio Management System (CPMS), then many more months creating a specification which, through the hard work of our supplier (Tribal Education Ltd), has slowly become our new Information System we are now on the verge of entering the… Read More

Last Call for Datatopia … Boarding Now!

‘Imagine a world’ is a phrase we are using quite a deal at the moment as we try to tell the story of how our information systems will come together in April 2014 to deliver an integrated solution for the performance management of clinical research. In two years time it will be the year that… Read More

Implementing Information Governance and Security – A Piece of Cake

The National Institute for Clinical Research (NIHR) Clinical Research Network (CRN) is the clinical research delivery arm of the Department of Health. Today the organisation is governed through around 70 hosting contracts across the NHS, in April 2014 this will reduce to 15 as the CRN implements a transition programme that will simplify the structures… Read More

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