DURHAM, N.C., June 3, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- IDG's CIO Magazine today announced Health Decisions, Inc. as a winner of the 2013 CIO 100 Award. The award recognizes organizations around the world that exemplify the highest level of operational and strategic excellence in information technology.
CIO honored Health Decisions for its Adaptive Monitoring solution, which simultaneously increases the quality of data collected during clinical trials and reduces the cost and effort involved in verifying such data.
"The award represents independent validation of our technology-leveraged approach to running clinical trials based on immediate, actionable information from the field," said Michael Rosenberg, MD, MPH, Health Decisions' CEO. "That principle makes our adaptive monitoring solution possible and consistently enables us to reduce timelines, cost and risk for drug and medical device companies."
Rosenberg stated that adaptive monitoring is one element of Agile Clinical Development, Health Decisions' comprehensive IT-driven approach to managing and executing clinical trials. "For the drug and device industries, Agile Clinical Development provides a way to get new products to market faster and at lower cost," Rosenberg said. "For the public, Agile Clinical Development means earlier access to improved treatments at more affordable prices."
"With previous systems, I spent most of my time gathering and analyzing information to determine what I needed to do that day," said Darcy Forman, Health Decisions' Director of Project Management. "At Health Decisions, project managers and monitors know exactly what they need to do the moment they log in to our trial management system. That enables us to reduce timelines and costs while maintaining high quality."
"For 26 years now, the CIO 100 awards have honored the innovative use of technology to deliver genuine business value," said Maryfran Johnson, Editor in Chief of CIO magazine & events. "Our 2013 winners are an outstanding example of the transformative power of IT to drive everything from revenue growth to competitive advantage."
CIO will honor executives from winners of the 2013 CIO 100 Award at the CIO 100 Symposium & Awards Ceremony on Aug. 13th at The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Previous recipients of the CIO 100 Award include Intel, IBM, Boeing, Pfizer and Thermo Fisher Scientific.
About the CIO 100
The recipients of this year's CIO 100 award were selected through a three-step process. First, companies filled out an online application form detailing their innovative IT and business initiatives. Next, a team of judges reviewed the applications in depth, looking for unique practices and substantial results. Finally, CIO editors reviewed the judges' recommendations and voted on the final 100.
Complete coverage of the 2013 CIO 100 Awards will be online at http://www.cio100.com on August 1, 2013 and in the August 1st issue of CIO magazine.
About Health Decisions
Health Decisions is the leading clinical research organization (CRO) in Agile Clinical Development, providing proactive trial management based on real-time actionable information, enabling decisions that reduce timelines, accelerate access to new medicines and medical devices and allow biopharmaceutical and device companies to seize market opportunities. Founded in 1989, Health Decisions has conducted a range of successful clinical trials involving tens of thousands of patients, consistently reducing sponsors' financial risk and time to market. Health Decisions is headquartered in Durham, NC and operates on all five continents.
About CIO Magazine
CIO is the premier content and community resource for information technology executives and leaders thriving and prospering in this fast-paced era of IT transformation in the enterprise. The award-winning CIO portfolio—CIO.com, CIO magazine (launched in 1987), CIO executive programs, CIO custom solutions, CIO Forum on LinkedIn, CIO Executive Council and CIO primary research—provides business technology leaders with analysis and insight on information technology trends and a keen understanding of IT's role in achieving business goals. Additionally, CIO provides opportunities for IT solution providers to reach this executive IT audience. The CIO Executive Council is a professional organization of CIOs created to serve as an unbiased and trusted peer advisory group. CIO is published by IDG Enterprise, a subsidiary of International Data Group (IDG), the world's leading media, events, and research company. Company information is available at http://www.idgenterprise.com/.
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