HealthMark Multimedia & Enforme Interactive Announce ConsentSolutions: Online Informed Consent for Clinical Trials

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HealthMark Multimedia LLC and Enforme Interactive, Inc., announce the formation of ConsentSolutions™. This new firm has been opened to provide media-enhanced, interactive online informed consent documents and patient information for clinical trials. ConsentSolutions™ facilitates investigators in the development of clinical trial informed consent documents and provides qualified potential clinical trial subjects with an online, interactive informed consent that is supplemented with media-enhanced medical explanations, self-assessment questions to test understanding, and values assessment and decision-making tools.

HealthMark Multimedia LLC, and Enforme Interactive, Inc. announce ConsentSolutions™ : online informed consent for clinical trials

Washington, DC, March 11, 2005 - HealthMark Multimedia LLC and Enforme Interactive, Inc., announce the formation of ConsentSolutions™. This new firm has been opened to provide media-enhanced, interactive online informed consent documents and patient information for clinical trials.

ConsentSolutions™ facilitates investigators in the development of clinical trial informed consent documents and provides qualified potential clinical trial subjects with an online, interactive informed consent that is supplemented with media-enhanced medical explanations, self-assessment questions to test understanding, and values assessment and decision-making tools.

ConsentSolutions™ provides:

•    customized approaches for the production of multimedia consent documents for approval by IRBs

•    enhanced multimedia information for the education and information needs of potential clinical trial subjects

•    changes, updates, and subject approvals for ongoing clinical trial protocols in an efficient and timely manner

•    audio-visual presentations in multiple languages

•    tracking and verification of subjects' date, time, and use data

•    text and narrative in multiple languages

•    consistent presentation of information across the entire subject base

•    email links between investigator and subjects for updates and questions

Studies indicate that multimedia-enhanced informed consent increase enrollment by 50%, increase participant retention by 35%, increase subject understanding by 40%, and require significantly less researcher time per enrolled subject.

About HealthMark Multimedia

HealthMark Multimedia, LLC, a certified woman-owned business, combines graphics, audio, video and text to develop award-winning interactive, user-friendly software and Web sites for:

•    patient treatment and self-care decisions

•    continuing education for health care professionals

•    disease prevention and health promotion materials for parents and children

HealthMark Multimedia uses an established network of medical experts, as well as patients and lay caregivers to review and test products for accuracy, relevance, and usefulness.

Since 1997 HealthMark Multimedia has been funded by the National Cancer Institute, Centers for Disease Control, American Psychological Association, and other public and private organizations needing specialized health communications.

About Enforme Interactive

Enforme Interactive, Inc., a woman-owned firm, is a cutting-edge electronic presence developer focusing on the delivery of sound, constructive messages appropriate to the medium and target audience. The principals have more than 21 years of technical project management, interactive design and programming, and writing for a variety of media, including video, interactive videodisc, computer-based training, CD-I, CD-ROM, and Web applications. The company provides a wide range of digital data and media services.

For further information about ConsentSolutions™ , its products and services, contact: Susan Brink, DrPH, ConsentSolutions™, 1828 L Street NW, Suite 250, Washington, DC 20036, Tel #: 202-448-6150, email: sbrink@consentsolutions.com.

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