Sr. Communications Manager
Society for Clinical Research Sites
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Hanover, MD, December 3, 2019 – The Society for Clinical Research Sites (SCRS) announced today that Circle of Sustainability Partner, VirTrial, has made a commitment to become a funding sponsor of the SCRS Diversity Program, Site Awareness and Best Practices for Inclusion of Diverse Populations in Research. The program is aimed at developing a better understanding of the knowledge, expertise and best practices required for clinical research sites to meet the needs of an increasingly diverse population, and to provide knowledge and solutions to aide sites in more successfully including diverse populations in clinical research.
“VirTrial understands the importance of diversity in clinical trials, and believes that increasing access for patients is a fundamental element to forward movement,” said VirTrial VP of Business Development, Amanda Rangel. “Introducing virtual visits will allow sites to reach a wider demographic and extend access to clinical trials to underrepresented populations. We look forward to collaborating with SCRS on this important initiative.”
“The addition of VirTrial to the SCRS Diversity Program provides an opportunity to include a new perspective related to approaching diverse populations,” said VP of Strategy and Special Projects, Diana Foster. “The recent HHS guidance speaks to considering methodology in reaching diverse populations, which SCRS will be able to explore more fully with Virtrial’s involvement.”
VirTrial is a technology company using a stable, long-standing telehealth platform to transform the clinical trials industry. The platform offers a Virtual Care Management (VCM) program that combines video, text, and email allowing pharmaceutical companies and CROs to create patient-centric trials by replacing some study visits with virtual visits. The vision is for 25-50% of the visits to be conducted virtually creating a hybrid model. This model is ideally suited for Phase III/Phase IV trials where patient compliance can be assessed from any location. Our Virtual Care Management (VCM) program allows sites to review and assess patient compliance. The VirTrial app is supported on any device (Apple, Android, tablet and/or computer) and can be used by any site. It is hosted in a secure, cloud-based, environment and is HIPAA compliant.
VirTrial enables greater accessibility to trials for patients, higher performance by clinical trial sites, and improved outcomes for pharmaceutical companies. Working together we can bring better medications to market more quickly. To learn more about VirTrial, visit https://www.virtrial.com.
Founded in 2012, SCRS is a global organization that unifies the voice of the clinical research site community to create greater site sustainability. Representing over 9,500 sites in 47 countries, SCRS membership provides sites with a community dedicated to advocacy, education, mentorship and connectivity. SCRS is an influential voice for sites and an active partner in industry-wide initiatives and dialogues focused on improving the clinical research enterprise. Our Voice. Our Community. Your Success. Join the community. Visit MySCRS.org