Warren Pearlson Vacationed in Iceland and Wow!

 

Warren Pearlson, our esteemed Director of Business Development, visited Iceland recently and came back with some fantastic photos the he and a colleague took. Fortunately for Target Health, Dr. Mitchel will be presenting on the topic of EHR/EDC integration in Iceland in a few weeks at the Spring meeting of the eClinical Forum. Hope to see you there.

 

Iceland: Seljalandsfoss Waterfall (photo by Warren Pearlson

 

Iceland – Northern Lights (Photo by Tu Duong

 

 

For more information about Target Health contact Warren Pearlson (212-681-2100 ext. 165). For additional information about software tools for paperless clinical trials, please also feel free to contact Dr. Jules T. Mitchel. The Target Health software tools are designed to partner with both CROs and Sponsors. Please visit the Target Health Website.

 

Joyce Hays, Founder and Editor in Chief of On Target

Jules Mitchel, Editor

 

BIOMED 2017 Conference – Tel-Aviv (May 23-25, 2017)

 

Target Health will again be attending the 16th MIXiii-BIOMED 2017 Conference and Exhibition, being held at the David Intercontinental, (May 23-25, 2017) in Tel-Aviv. This is the 16th anniversary of the conference which we have been attending since 2009. We have many clients and friends in Israel, so please let us know if you will be attending. We look forward to getting together and having a coffee.

 

For more information about Target Health contact Warren Pearlson (212-681-2100 ext. 165). For additional information about software tools for paperless clinical trials, please also feel free to contact Dr. Jules T. Mitchel. The Target Health software tools are designed to partner with both CROs and Sponsors. Please visit the Target Health Website.

 

Joyce Hays, Founder and Editor in Chief of On Target

Jules Mitchel, Editor

 

10 Steps to Consider to Fund and Provide Health Care for All

 

By Joyce Hays, MS and Jules Mitchel, MBA, PhD

 

Since we are all going to be a patient at multiple points in our lives, policy makers must support healthcare as a right rather than a choice. Therefore, from a strict business perspective, we must all pay for the right to have healthcare when we need it, and thus be part of the risk pool. It should not matter whether one is 1) working for a company that does or does not provide health insurance; 2) a sole practitioner; 3) unemployed; or 4) for whatever reason unable to work and pay premiums. The issue is, therefore, how to make healthcare universally available, and how to fund healthcare and health insurance premiums. While there are many more issues that must be addressed, here are 10 ideas that could make a difference right away:

  1. All citizens should have the same healthcare benefits provided to all members of congress who work for us. And that all American citizens, through their tax dollars, pay for the insurance that all of the congress enjoys.

 

  1. As taxpayers, we fund the critical research performed and supported by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), as well as other government agencies such as the Department of Defense (DoD). As a result, and as a return on our investment (ROI), a royalty from licenses/sales and any financial transactions related to any pharmaceuticals and devices that received funding from any government agency be allocated directly to healthcare services to all of our citizens.

 

  1. To encourage well educated US citizens, with good jobs that yield tax dollars, we should provide automatic paths to: work visas and to citizenship for any foreign college student graduating with a minimum of a B average, and for any graduate student receiving an advanced degree.

 

  1. As part of attending a medical school, tuition-free PLAN, all physicians must return to their solemn commitment and passion to assure that healthcare is available for those who need it, which is all of us.

 

To accomplish this, physicians should be required to provide services at public clinics in underserved geographical areas 1 day per week, on a salary basis, in return for the free medical school tuition. Additional salaries can be paid to those who want to commit more time to the public clinics, and additional insurance can be bought by patients who want “concierge” medicine, private rooms in hospitals, etc. When I was at Pfizer Pharmaceuticals, all licensed full-time physicians and pharmacists working at the company were allowed, on company time, to provide medical services one half day per week. The Pfizer Medical Director I worked for provided these services at a rheumatology clinic at Elmhurst Hospital in Queens, a city hospital. Similarly, many at Pfizer in Groton CT worked at Yale, Hartford Hospital, and Connecticut Children’s Medical Center at no cost to the institutions.

 

  1. The U.S. should open more medical school slots for future physicians which will allow for more staffing of the public clinics.

 

  1. The U.S. should encourage the use of telemedicine and remote medical devices to reduce patient travel for office visits.

 

  1. The U.S. should allow for more mobility by physicians across state line, all states respect medical and healthcare licenses issued by any other state.

 

  1. The U.S. should extend the patent life of life-saving drugs and devices.

 

  1. Health Insurance should be funded like term Life Insurance in that once the policy is bought, the premiums, which are paid for life, are also fixed for life. Therefore, the younger you are, the less expensive the premiums. Cash value may also accrue as the population becomes healthier.

 

  1. Climate change brings with it more virulent microbes. This is a new challenge to U.S. health agencies and to U.S. security. Common sense tells us that the healthier all Americans are, as a group, the greater chance to keep individuals healthy. When Americans as a group have access to healthcare, we, as a country are better able to handle pandemics, like the Zika virus, from becoming a nationwide disaster. This is the final reason to provide healthcare to all Americans and not just to a few.

 

For more information about Target Health contact Warren Pearlson (212-681-2100 ext. 165). For additional information about software tools for paperless clinical trials, please also feel free to contact Dr. Jules T. Mitchel or Ms. Joyce Hays. The Target Health software tools are designed to partner with both CROs and Sponsors. Please visit the Target Health Website.

 

Joyce Hays, Founder and Editor in Chief of On Target

Jules Mitchel, Editor

Conference: eSource Data in Clinical Investigations – May 2-3, 2017 – Doubletree Center City, Philadelphia, Pa

 

Target Health Inc. is pleased to announce that Dr. Jules Mitchel will be presenting at CBI’s 4th Annual Bootcamp on eSource Data in Clinical Investigations. The conference aims to initiate meaningful dialogues around early successes, failures and pain points through collaborative sessions and investigative case studies so that you can build an eSource adoption business case for senior leadership addressing balance of risk and cost.

 

Dr. Mitchel’s presentation is entitled: “The Future is Now: How to Obtain Stakeholder Buy-in and Initiate the Migration to eSource.” In this case study, you will learn how eSource reduced monitoring and increased overall data quality, as well as how to convince stakeholders to invest in eSource. You will also learn of the current challenges of interoperability between EHR and eSource and what the long-term strategy looks like in moving away from EDC as we know it today.

 

Please Mention Promo Code: NCE547 for a $500 discount when you register at the conference www.cbinet.com/esource.

 

For more information about Target Health contact Warren Pearlson (212-681-2100 ext. 165). For additional information about software tools for paperless clinical trials, please also feel free to contact Dr. Jules T. Mitchel or Ms. Joyce Hays. The Target Health software tools are designed to partner with both CROs and Sponsors. Please visit the Target Health Website.

 

Joyce Hays, Founder and Editor in Chief of On Target

Jules Mitchel, Editor

Conference: eSource Data in Clinical Investigations – May 2-3, 2017 – Doubletree Center City, Philadelphia, Pa

 

Target Health Inc. is pleased to announce that Dr. Jules Mitchel will be presenting at CBI’s 4th Annual Bootcamp on eSource Data in Clinical Investigations. The conference aims to initiate meaningful dialogues, through collaborative sessions and investigative case studies, around early successes, challenges and failures, so that one can build an eSource adoption business case for senior leadership addressing balance of risk and cost.

 

Dr. Mitchel’s presentation is entitled: “The Future is Now: How  to Obtain Stakeholder Buy-in and Initiate the Migration to eSource.” In this case study, you will learn how eSource reduced monitoring and increased overall data quality, as well as how to convince stakeholders to invest in eSource. You will also learn of the current challenges of interoperability between EHR and eSource and what the long-term strategy looks like in moving away from EDC as we know it today.

 

Please Mention Promo Code: NCE547 for a $500 discount when you register at the conference www.cbinet.com/esource.

 

For more information about Target Health contact Warren Pearlson (212-681-2100 ext. 165). For additional information about software tools for paperless clinical trials, please also feel free to contact Dr. Jules T. Mitchel or Ms. Joyce Hays. The Target Health software tools are designed to partner with both CROs and Sponsors. Please visit the Target Health Website.

 

Joyce Hays, Founder and Editor in Chief of On Target

Jules Mitchel, Editor

 

Climate Change: Springtime in NYC: First a Snow Storm, then Sun and Flowers

 

The photo below was taken in the front gardens of our building in NYC showing the crocuses pushing through.

 

On this same morning we had a very cold snow storm, but by the time I was coming home in the afternoon, the sun was out and crocuses blooming.

 

First 2017 crocuses blooming in our front garden. © Joyce Hays, Target Health Inc.

 

For more information about Target Health contact Warren Pearlson (212-681-2100 ext. 165). For additional information about software tools for paperless clinical trials, please also feel free to contact Dr. Jules T. Mitchel or Ms. Joyce Hays. The Target Health software tools are designed to partner with both CROs and Sponsors. Please visit the Target Health Website.

 

Joyce Hays, Founder and Editor in Chief of On Target

Jules Mitchel, Editor

 

New Website Launched

 

Target Health Website has a new look, although the banner designed by CEO Joyce Hays, remains as well as the famous Leaping Dog, a feature of our website from inception. We are also very proud of our publications, many of which are prescient and trailblazing.

 

For more information about Target Health contact Warren Pearlson (212-681-2100 ext. 165). For additional information about software tools for paperless clinical trials, please also feel free to contact Dr. Jules T. Mitchel or Ms. Joyce Hays. The Target Health software tools are designed to partner with both CROs and Sponsors. Please visit the Target Health Website.

 

Joyce Hays, Founder and Editor in Chief of On Target

Jules Mitchel, Editor

 

Orchid Blossoms on the 24th Floor in February

 

Every year or so, an orchid blossoms in the corner office of Target Health Inc. on the 24th Floor at 261 Madison. With the temperature in February reaching 60 degrees in NYC, maybe Biology is telling us something.

 

Orchid Blossoms on 24th Floor  ©Target Health Inc.

 

For more information about Target Health contact Warren Pearlson (212-681-2100 ext. 165). For additional information about software tools for paperless clinical trials, please also feel free to contact Dr. Jules T. Mitchel or Ms. Joyce Hays. The Target Health software tools are designed to partner with both CROs and Sponsors. Please visit the Target Health Website.

 

Joyce Hays, Founder and Editor in Chief of On Target

Jules Mitchel, Editor

JAMA Publishes Results of the First FDA Approved Product that Used eSource (Target e*CTR®) to Collect and Store Real Time Data in the Clinic

 

Many years ago a very senior executive at Pfizer told me (Jules Mitchel, a proud Pfizer alumnus) that if you can just get a product approved that used your paperless solution, we will all jump in. He added that Big Pharma will not take the chance itself, but you guys are “crazy enough to even try, so just do it.“  Well, not only did we do it, but the results of the clinical program was just published in JAMA.

 

On 14 February 2017, JAMA, the Journal of the American Medical Association, (volume 317:606-614) published a paper entitled “Association Between Use of a Scalp Cooling Device and Alopecia After Chemotherapy for Breast Cancer.“ Target is honored to have managed and executed this entire program, and to be co-authors on this ground-breaking treatment for women undergoing breast cancer chemotherapy.

 

From the clinical research operational perspective, this study was executed using Target Health’s patented, web-based, eSource solution, Target eClinical Trial Record (Target e*CTR®), which was fully integrated with Target e*CRF®, Target Health’s proprietary EDC system. Both Target Health and 3 major medical centers were subject to FDA inspections which were passed with no findings related to Target Health’s paperless clinical trial solution, and Target Health’s approach to risk based monitoring and Quality by Design. There was only one minor finding at one of the research sites related to GCP, as nothing is perfect.

 

Related articles include: Regulatory Considerations when Designing and Running 21st Century Paperless Clinical Trials and eSource Records in Clinical Research, and more papers can be found on our website.

 

Sunrise in NYC

 

Every once in a while, the early bird catches the worm. Another spectacular sun rise looking towards Europe.

 

Sunrise of the 24th Floor©Target Health Inc.

 

For more information about Target Health contact Warren Pearlson (212-681-2100 ext. 165). For additional information about software tools for paperless clinical trials, please also feel free to contact Dr. Jules T. Mitchel or Ms. Joyce Hays. The Target Health software tools are designed to partner with both CROs and Sponsors. Please visit the Target Health Website.

 

Joyce Hays, Founder and Editor in Chief of On Target

Jules Mitchel, Editor

Evening View From the Water Club – NYC

 

This week it snowed all morning in NYC followed by a beautiful clear evening. Before sunset, we were joined by our good friend and colleague, Silvana Cappi, VP Biometrics, at Ferring Pharmaceuticals who took this spectacular photo of the East River looking North. Can you see the snow and what looks like a palm tree? Also, if you look carefully, you can see the UN building in the background.

 

View of the East River From the Water Club.©Target Health Inc.

 

For more information about Target Health contact Warren Pearlson (212-681-2100 ext. 165). For additional information about software tools for paperless clinical trials, please also feel free to contact Dr. Jules T. Mitchel or Ms. Joyce Hays. The Target Health software tools are designed to partner with both CROs and Sponsors. Please visit the Target Health Website.

 

Joyce Hays, Founder and Editor in Chief of On Target

Jules Mitchel, Editor

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