SOURCE: MedStar Health Research Institute

MedStar Health Research Institute

February 29, 2016 13:32 ET

MedStar to Collaborate With Clinical Research Software Company Forte Research Systems, Inc.

COLUMBIA, MD--(Marketwired - February 29, 2016) - MedStar Health is pleased to announce a new collaboration with Forte Research Systems, a leading provider of clinical research software solutions. Through this collaboration, MedStar and its academic partner, Georgetown University, will implement Forte's clinical trial management system (CTMS) software solution, OnCore.®

Stephen R.T. Evans, MD, executive vice president, Medical Affairs and chief medical officer for MedStar Health, and Edward B. Healton, MD, MPH, executive vice president for health sciences and executive dean of the School of Medicine, Georgetown University, recently announced the partnership with Forte in support of the institutions' investigators and clinical research teams.

"Georgetown University and MedStar Health are continuing to build on our synergistic partnership by strengthening our clinical research infrastructure to advance the health of our community. We are excited to embark on this partnership with Forte, a market leader in clinical research management software," Evans said.

"OnCore® will be a wonderful tool for our researchers, supporting them as they design and execute clinical trials to discover cures for a wide range of prevalent diseases and disorders," Healton said. "I'm so pleased to be collaborating with our clinical partner, MedStar Health, in this exciting endeavor."

The implementation of a single CTMS across both institutions will provide a unified infrastructure for clinical research. Specifically, the clinical research management module in the OnCore® Enterprise Research system will provide MedStar Health Research Institute investigators and teams with centralized management of protocols and research participants. The OnCore® software solution will enable the institutions to:

  • Set up and manage all protocols and participants in one place
  • Manage clinical research billing compliance
  • Simplify data management and monitoring
  • Improve patient recruitment and track outcomes
  • Automate the flow of information between systems

The partnership with Forte was the result of a year-long CTMS selection process led by project management office, EY. Forte's collaborative approach and standards-based system, combined with its presence at 42 cancer centers, 25 academic medical centers and eight healthcare systems across the country, helped the organization emerge as the leading CTMS partner under consideration.

About MedStar Health
MedStar Health is a not-for-profit health system dedicated to caring for people in Maryland and the Washington, D.C., region, while advancing the practice of medicine through education, innovation and research. MedStar's 30,000 associates, 6,000 affiliated physicians, 10 hospitals, ambulatory care and urgent care centers, and the MedStar Health Research Institute are recognized regionally and nationally for excellence in medical care. As the medical education and clinical partner of Georgetown University, MedStar trains more than 1,100 medical residents annually. MedStar Health's patient-first philosophy combines care, compassion and clinical excellence with an emphasis on customer service. For more information, visit MedStarHealth.org.

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