Case Study: Transforming Clinical Data Management from Legacy Processes to a Modern EDC Approach

Life Sciences, Clinical Trials,
  • Wednesday, December 02, 2020

In 2017, Smith & Nephew’s data collection and management processes were in need of an upgrade. Smith & Nephew had reached an inflection point with their legacy approach to data management. It was decided that they would move away from a hybrid paper/electronic data capture (EDC) model to a modern EDC approach. Migrating from largely paper-based processes to one of the leading data capture systems provided a host of challenges for Smith & Nephew’s study management teams.

The project scope meant that culture shock would be inevitable since the underlying processes needed to be re-architected, and new technology would need to be implemented. Smith & Nephew searched for a domain expert to help them with this task, and Quartesian was the right match.

Join this webinar to learn about how Quartesian’s flexible global footprint was able to provide Smith & Nephew with the expertise, innovation and efficiency they required to maintain success. The featured speakers will present a case study on how Smith & Nephew was able to bridge the gap between previous processes and a modern digital environment. Quartesian’s data management team helped pave the way for development of global EDC library standards and updated processes that provided Smith & Nephew with greater efficiency throughout the data capture life cycle.


Alan Rossington

Alan Rossington, Senior Director, Head of Global Data Analytics, Smith & Nephew

Alan Rossington is Head of Global Data Analytics for Smith & Nephew and has more than 12 years’ experience in Biostatistics and Data Management. Alan focuses on building and leading cross-functional global teams with effective use of resource planning and governance. He is a transformational leader with an ability to further organizational goals utilizing a combination of internal staff and external staff. Mr. Rossington holds master’s degrees in computer science from the University of Hull, and statistics with medical applications from The University of Sheffield.

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Stephen Boccardo, Quartesian

Stephen Boccardo, SVP Business Development and Commercial Strategy, Quartesian

Mr. Boccardo combines more than 30 years of life science industry experience and dedicated technology expertise with a record of growing startup organizations through sales and marketing leadership. Stephen joined Quartesian from Clinical Ink where he served as Chief Commercial Officer. Prior to that, he was at Bioclinica and Bio-Pharm Clinical Services (OmniCare) and began his career as a clinical data programming manager at SmithKline Beecham. Stephen holds a master’s degree in computer science from Villanova University and a BS in mathematics from Ursinus College.

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Who Should Attend?

  • Clinical Operations Professionals
  • Clinical Leadership
  • Data Management
  • Quality Assurance
  • Clinical Innovation Professionals
  • Clinical Systems Managers

What You Will Learn

In this webinar, participants will learn:

  • Best practices for adopting new clinical data collection and management technology
  • How a harmonized implementation can transform clinical trial execution without breaking existing studies
  • How technological advances support upstream and downstream process benefits
  • Important success factors when eliminating paper source data collection at sites

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