Vendor Oversight: Five Best Practices in Optimizing Limited Resources

Life Sciences, Clinical Trials, Drug Discovery & Development,
  • Wednesday, October 18, 2017

As the clinical trial landscape evolves, the development of new products grows ever more complex. Sponsors are hard-pressed to scale their clinical trial operations when resources are fully tapped, protocols expand beyond the borders of any single country, and the web of external resources becomes challenging to manage.

Comprehend is partnering with Halloran Consulting Group to share industry trends in optimizing internal resources, and five best practices to maximize productivity, manage time and budget, and achieve actionable, accurate clinical Intelligence when working with internal and external teams.

Laurie Halloran, President and CEO of Halloran Consulting Group, will present the challenges and opportunities sponsors face when managing with limited resources. Sponsors must create strategic oversight capabilities and limit the redundancies from internal teams and vendors to achieve quality outcomes.

Julie Peacock of Comprehend will follow with five best practices based on a real-world case study of how a sponsor was able to increase trials and optimize their CRO relationship, without adding staff. We will provide a live demonstration of the technology that enabled this customer to:

1) See, act on, and share metrics across internal and external teams
2) Proactively identify and mitigate risk
3) Manage site and CRA performance
4) Empower teams through collaboration and workflow

This sponsor now monitors insights and issue resolution in real-time, and collaborates online with their CROs through automation.


Julie Peacock, Client Services, Comprehend

Closely aligned with customers and the sales organization, Julie focuses on enabling prospects and customers on Comprehend’s Clinical Intelligence solutions. She manages go to market strategy, sales enablement, and product marketing.

Prior to Comprehend, Julie spent 18 years at Oracle Corporation in the enterprise application space where she managed strategy, field enablement and launch activities for a series of BtoB solutions. Julie holds a bachelor’s degree in Marketing from Auburn University.

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Laurie Halloran, Founder, Halloran Consulting Group

Laurie founded Halloran Consulting Group in 1998. Her vision in forming the company was Life Science that Works: Product, Process and People. She has built a successful consultancy dedicated to the idea that every company deserves the best practices and know-how in the life science world, regardless of its size, its name or its financial situation. She is recognized as an industry expert in improving the organizational effectiveness of those companies.

Selected in 2010 as one of the 100 Most Inspiring People in Life Science by PharmaVoice, Laurie currently lectures at Boston University Medical School and the Tufts Center for Drug Development Post-Graduate program. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Russell Sage College and a Master of Science in Management from Leslie University. Laurie is also a Prosci Certified Change Practitioner.

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Who Should Attend?

CROs, Clinical Operations and Data Management Professionals

  • Clinical Trial/Clinical Study Management
  • Clinical Data/Informatics/IT
  • Clinical Outsourcing

Clinical Research, Technology and Business Professionals

  • Biometrics/Biostatistics
  • Business Technology/Applications/Solutions
  • Business Analyst
  • CTO
  • Project Management

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Comprehend offers a suite of Clinical Intelligence applications that enables ClinOps Execs, Data Managers and Medical Monitors to significantly improve the speed, safety and quality of a portfolio of clinical trials. Across studies, sites, systems and CROs, Comprehend’s Clinical Intelligence Suite is particularly effective for centralized monitoring, risk monitoring, CRO oversight and collaboration, and medical monitoring initiatives. Comprehend gives life sciences companies a new source of competitiveness and the confidence to deliver high quality trial submissions at a new speed. Comprehend: the speed to quality results. Learn more at


Halloran Consulting Group makes life science companies better at what they do.  We give you the direction and expertise needed to transform your company into a more efficient organization, and we stick by your side when things get tough by helping to identify and fix problems within your organization. We’ve been there. We can find a solution.

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