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01 Oct 2020
realtime ctms scrs global site solutions summit 2020

RealTime is Making an Impact at SCRS 2020

This October, RealTime Software Solutions is proud to partake in SCRS Virtual Global Site Solutions Summit! With a full virtual events and workshops schedule, we wanted to share the sessions we are most excited about.

Tuesday, October 6, 2020 | 2:45 – 3:45 EST

Site Business Health: Withstanding Disruption During a Pandemic

Many clinical research sites know their finances and take the necessary steps to prepare for disruptions. In this session, we will hear from business owners what strategies they practiced before and during the pandemic. We will hear from several speakers, including Kay Scroggins, RN, President & CEO, Clinical Trials of Texas, and William Smith, MD, MBA, CEO, Alliance for Multispecialty Research.

Thursday, October 8, 2020  1:30 – 3:45 EST

Breakout Session: Risk-Based, Centralized, Remote Monitoring, Say What? Quality Control, Explained

If centralized and remote site monitoring (RSM) wasn’t yet on your radar, the COVID-19 pandemic brought it to you. But what exactly is RSM and what do they mean for sites? We are eager to hear speakers including Beenu Kapoor, MBA, MS, Vice-President, IQVIA and Summer Iverson, MSHS, CCRA, Process & Standards Lead Global Site and Study Operations, Pfizer discuss more on this crucial topic.

Friday, October 16, 2020 | 12:15 – 1:15 EST

Mater Workshop: The Transition to Paperless Technology in Clinical Trials

As a result of Covid-19, the industry has rapidly adopted paperless systems to allow for electronic source, paperless regulatory site files, remote monitoring, virtual visits and more. This webinar will explore the great benefits these systems have brought to our industry during this challenging time and address the opportunities that have arisen. We will also openly discuss these systems’ long-term impacts for sponsors, CROs, and sites as we move into a completely paperless world. Our very own Rick Greenfield BBA-IS, CEO, RealTime CTMS, and Nathan Levens, Director of Virtual Solutions & Technology, RealTime CTMS, will be presenting the workshop.

RealTime Software Solutions Global Site Solutions 2020 Video

We are excited to be presenting a breakout video during the virtual conference. You can view the entire video here: https://youtu.be/8TFzGv3QpIM.


RealTime is excited and proud to be a sponsor of SCRS Global Site Solutions Summit. To view the full agenda for the summit, click HERE. To learn more about RealTime and our innovative software solutions, visit realtime-ctms.com. Schedule a demo with one of our product specialists by filling out a contact form or call 210-852-4310.

07 Aug 2020

Transition and Adaptation of Clinical Research in 2020

Wow… 2020 has been a year of adaptation on a level that none of us could have predicted.  As we celebrated last New Year’s Eve with the excitement of what 2020 would bring, none of us knew what we were in for!

But here we are, proving that we are even more resilient than we ever thought we were.  I am sure we all had thoughts in April/May of “are we going to get through this?”, and yet we have!  But what is even more interesting is that, in many cases, I think we have thrived!  This has been a time to tap into innovation and adaptation to find new, different, and better ways to get things done.

I am excited about how we will have grown when we are fully on the other side of this pandemic.  I think that not only will we be able to reflect on our own businesses and see vast process improvements, increased efficiencies, and innovative new tools that will ultimately make us much more profitable; but we will be able to see industry-wide changes that are going to transform how research gets done permanently.

Perhaps we could even say that Covid-19 was the kick in the rear that we all needed to accelerate long-overdue changes.  The paperless systems that we are all scared to adopt are now being adopted almost as a new standard.  The acceptance of these systems by Sponsors and CROs is widespread, with a wonderful side effect of actually loving how these systems provide for greater oversight, risk-based monitoring, reduced monitoring costs at least as it relates to travel, and more.  Sites are finding that these systems allow for more efficient data collection, regulatory processes, investigator oversight, staff communication, remote operations, and improved data and process quality control.

It’s almost sad to think that it took a global pandemic to make our industry innovate and transition into systems that were already readily available that were waiting to provide the value that we are all experiencing only months later. Still, perhaps we can be happy that we have come this far and hope that we have learned from the experience. Maybe now we will all seek these opportunities to adopt technology and innovation faster and more openly.

RealTime is not going to stop innovating.  We will continue to look into the future and build systems that will help us get there.  We will be listening to our customers today and customers to-be to understand their challenges, and we will be here to solve them.

While 2020 has been a crazy year and emotions have been high, perhaps there are at least a few reasons to appreciate what we are working to overcome and how much stronger we will be when it is over.

Here’s to 2020!

Rick Greenfield, CEO