University of Michigan Health System Chooses eThority

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Academic Medical Center Plans to Use Clinical Trials eXtension to Build Budgets and Track Billing

“eThority’s Clinical Trials software will help our investigators create more timely and more accurate budgets for clinical studies, as well as build comprehensive billing calendars to ensure items and services are appropriately billed,” said Silver.

eThority, a provider of user-obvious enterprise performance and productivity solutions, announced today that the University of Michigan Health System (UMHS), one of the country's premier academic medical centers, has selected eThority's Clinical Trials eXtension for budgeting, billing, reporting and analysis for all clinical trials activity.

"eThority's Clinical Trials software will help our investigators create more timely and more accurate budgets for clinical studies, as well as build comprehensive billing calendars to ensure items and services are appropriately billed," said Samuel M. Silver, M.D., Ph.D., the Assistant Dean for Research and a professor in the Department of Internal Medicine, who is also the project lead.

eThority's Clinical Trials functionality integrates seamlessly with its core business intelligence platform, eThority Enterprise, to deliver an end-to-end data management and analysis solution. Clinical Trials empowers study coordinators and principal investigators to quickly and accurately build trial budgets in order to ensure effective negotiations with sponsors. In addition, the application helps users develop robust billing calendars, making it easier to monitor research billing.

"We chose eThority Clinical Trials for its ease of use and the company's successful track record with other projects at UMHS," said Silver. "Our investigative teams range from large groups of experienced researchers with several support staff, to individual junior investigators. That means we need an application that individuals with varying levels of administrative proficiency can use," he explained.

"We are pleased that UMHS has elected to expand on the relationship both organizations have benefited from over the past five years," said Mike Psenka, CEO of eThority. "Due to the highly complex nature of an academic health care institution, accurately and quickly budgeting for clinical trials and maintaining accurate and appropriate billing practices is critically important. We're thrilled about the opportunity to help UMHS continue its thought leadership in clinical research administration."

About the University of Michigan Health System:
The University of Michigan Health System includes three hospitals (University Hospital, founded in 1869 as the first university-owned hospital in the U.S, C.S. Mott Children's Hospital, and Women's Hospital), approximately 30 health centers and 120 outpatient clinics, the U-M Medical School and its Faculty Group Practice, the U-M School of Nursing and the Michigan Health Corp. This is the 15th year in a row that the University of Michigan has been named to the honor roll of "America's Best Hospitals," as compiled by U.S. News & World Report. In 2009 UMHS was ranked 14th overall and received recognition for excellence in 14 areas of specialized care. It has also been recognized by U.S. News as having one of the nation's top children's hospitals and one of the top medical schools. For details see http://www.med.umich.edu.

About eThority:
Founded in 1992, eThority is provider of "user-obvious" enterprise performance and productivity software that empowers end users and offers IT an easily maintainable solution. In addition to eThority Enterprise, the company's flagship business analytics and reporting platform, eThority offers eXtensions: industry-specific modules design to fill critical gaps in existing systems. Organizations choose eThority Enterprise because it provides real time end-user interaction with data in a secure, state-of-the-art platform capable of scaling from a single department to thousands of users. eThority's solutions are in use around the globe at major research universities and leading corporations. For more information, please visit http://www.eThority.com.

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