OpenClinica’s Enterprise EDC Selected to Drive Clinical Trials Research Pharmacist (CTRP) Service

Press Release | Center Point Clinical Services, OpenClinica | March 11, 2015

Center Point Clinical Services leverages OpenClinica EDC as the data foundation for their pharmacist-led trial services, which are proven to generate greater patient engagement, retention, and compliance.

Waltham, MA (PRWEB) March 11, 2015--OpenClinica, a provider of cloud-based electronic data capture (EDC) for clinical research, announced today that Center Point Clinical Services has selected OpenClinica to support their team of licensed pharmacists in the counseling of clinical trial patients. Known as Clinical Trials Research Pharmacists (or CTRPs), Center Point's pharmacists reinforce trial requirements for patients, helping to ensure proper dosing and storage of trial drugs and providing one-on-one, 24/7 patient counseling on concomitant medications, medical device use, dietary and lifestyle issues, as well as answer questions or concerns patients have about the trial.

"For our clients, it is critical that our pharmacists be able to capture patient information and share it with the trial staff promptly, whether at the site level or directly with the sponsor. This rapid sharing of information between all parties has a profound effect on patient compliance and retention in clinical trials. OpenClinica enables us to document each call and share patient counseling details in real time,” said Tina Schlecht, president of Center Point. "The ease of use that OpenClinica offers, coupled with its sophisticated data security, allows us to concentrate on what matters most: our patients and their needs."

About Center Point Clinical Services

Center Point Clinical Services is a specialty contract research organization (CRO) serving companies conducting Phase II-IV clinical trials. The company’s innovative Clinical Trials Research Pharmacist (CTRP) service pairs patients enrolled in clinical trials with specially trained pharmacists. The pharmacists provide each patient with professional counseling and education, and work to ensure the best possible trial experience, leading to dramatic increases in overall patient satisfaction, retention, and compliance.

About OpenClinica, LLC

OpenClinica is the world’s leading open source platform and community for clinical research data capture and management. With thousands of implementations at biopharmaceutical companies, contract research organizations, academic, and government organizations worldwide, the OpenClinica software facilitates electronic data capture and data management, increasing the speed of collection and quality of data in clinical trials. OpenClinica supports HIPAA, 21 CFR Part 11, and other regulatory guidelines and is designed as a standards-based, extensible, and modular platform. For more information, visit