Target Health Featured in Profile Magazine


Below is an extract of an article in Profile Magazine that featured Target Health. The article in its entirety can be found at ( Notice Malcom Furlow’s Armani Indian in the background picture of the article.


Champion of Paperless Health Care: Independent thinking has paid off for Target Health’s Jules Mitchel, whose company has revolutionized the clinical trial process –By Amy Martino in Profile Magazine

Target Health is not your average contract research organization. In fact, it’s an “e-CRO.“ Key to becoming a player in the brave new e-world was Target Health’s development of its own suite of patented software and its championing of the paperless clinical trial. “I was always an independent thinker, but it was not always appreciated within large organizations,“ says president and cofounder Jules Mitchel. “No matter where I worked, even in smaller companies, I had a gut feeling I could do it better.“

Mitchel’s pharmaceutical industry experience includes work at Wyeth and Pfizer, as well as a background in research, which has informed his current role. “Basic research allowed me to express my passion for learning and to develop problem-solving and analytical skills, no matter what the problem,“ Mitchel says. “It also taught me how to experiment and to appreciate serendipitous findings, and not to be fearful of new knowledge and changing direction once there is an ?aha’ moment.“

The most important skill Mitchel honed in his early years, however, was patience. “I used to do aging studies that took three years to do,“ he says. “Things take time. A lot of people in business are not patient enough, so they make silly decisions.“

Patience came in handy when Target Health was cofounded in 1993 by Mitchel and his wife and CEO, Joyce Hays. “I have an MBA and a PhD and all that stuff, but it’s not the same as the real world of actually running a company,“ Mitchel says of the “reality check“ involved in guiding a company. In addition to generating business and hiring the right people, Mitchel had to adapt his leadership style. “When you have your own company, you have to balance empathy and concern about your employees, but also demonstrate a level of firmness, and you have to develop that,“ Mitchel says. “Not easy.“


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ON TARGET is the newsletter of Target Health Inc., a NYC-based, full-service, contract research organization (eCRO), providing strategic planning, regulatory affairs, clinical research, data management, biostatistics, medical writing and software services to the pharmaceutical and device industries, including the paperless clinical trial.


For more information about Target Health contact Warren Pearlson (212-681-2100 ext. 104). 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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