All posts tagged Clinical Research Network

Conference to educate…

The conference as an education, I have never quite been sure whether that was really true or not at least until recently. I have learnt some ‘things’ at different conferences in the past but I hadn’t really experienced the ‘end to end’ learning experience that was the Gartner Business Intelligence and Analytics Summit in London… Read More

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 More

Two heads are better than one…

Two heads are better than one, many hands make light work, and a plethora of similar phrases and sayings spring to mind when considering how to set about a new task that is simply too big for one human being to tackle. We consider technology as labour saving devices, and yes we do “ask Google’… Read More

1931 – The year of the 1st mobile BI Application

In today’s world we need insight into complicated questions whilst we are on the move. The phrase, ‘ask Google’ has become common parlance for “I don’t know” or “I can’t remember” and therefore need to ask for immediate insight. This got me thinking about examples of mobile business intelligence. The UK government not only has… Read More

Featured artists, the blended delivery team approach.

Some of my favourite songs last year were when a band had a special guest artist that they ‘featured’. This oddity launched a quite a few careers that I think will be big names in 2014, John Newman and Sam Smith to drop just two of those names, not to mention the number one song… Read More

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 More

Guest Blog – The Oracle Supermarket

Gareth Baxendale is the head of Technical Services at the NIHR CRN, he has a unique view as to the technology and solutions deployed in our organisation. He provides business ownership for the strategic infrastructure in our organisation and knows his onions! When you think of Oracle, the first thing you likely think of is… Read More

To Make Things Better, Try Making Them Worse.

The headline on the New Scientist the second week in January grabbed my attention that’s for sure.  To make things better try to make them worse, it wasn’t a direction, more a comment on a phenomenon that has been growing for many years, the concept of the under dog achieving against all the odds. The… Read More

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 More

Rosetta reborn

If a sleeping space traveller can awake after so long asleep and immediately spring to life all systems go then what lessons can we apply from that to the implementation and reconfiguration of information systems across the clinical research network? You know the feeling before you go on holiday, early flight to Ibiza is booked,… Read More

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