Director of Communications
Society for Clinical Research Sites
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
American Health Network Wins SPRIA Award from the Society for Clinical Research Sites
Ellicott City, MD, October 24, 2016 – American Health Network has won the Site Patient Enrollment Innovation Achievement (SPRIA) Award. This award recognizes a research site that has developed and implemented an innovative patient recruitment program. The award was given after the finalists presented their plans at the Global Site Solutions Summit and the judging panel determined the winner.
American Health Network developed a Clinical Trial Alert (CTA) system that works seamlessly with their common Electronic Medical Records (EMR) system to help with patient recruitment. The system provides the tools needed to conduct database searches and identify potential patients with a great deal of accuracy & efficiency. The CTA allows them to alert their providers in real time when patients meeting key inclusion and exclusion criteria are being seen in their office.
“We’re continually learning from our interaction with other sites at events like the Global Site Solutions Summit,” said Mary Schmoll, Director of Clinical Research, American Health Network. “We were privileged to be included in early development discussions on the clinical trial application we use. It is through this open dialogue that we all grow and improve. We’re honored to be recognized for what we’ve accomplished at our organization.”
“Seamless interactions between standard-of-care and research are becoming increasingly important, however, major burdens exist,” said Christine Pierre, President of SCRS. “American Health Network has developed their EMR to be an asset to research rather than a stumbling block. This will serve as an important model for other healthcare systems seeking solutions for the same pain points.”
SCRS is a global trade organization founded in 2012 which represents over 4,000 research sites in 54 countries. SCRS’ mission is to unify the voice of the global clinical research site community for greater site sustainability. SCRS has become an active partner in industry-wide initiatives and dialogues focused on improving the clinical research enterprise. Sites and the companies that sponsor or support the work conducted at clinical research sites will benefit from membership and partnership. Visit MySCRS.org.