Norwich, VT (PRWEB) February 10, 2010
ConsentSolutions, Inc., a provider of electronic informed consent software for clinical research trials, has named Susan Brink DrPH, President & Chief Executive Officer.
“We are pleased that Dr. Brink has taken up the leadership ConsentSolutions,” reports Carrie Delente, Chairman of the Board. “Her experience in the development of patient, consumer and organization electronic solutions in the medical arena will create added value for ConsentSolutions, Inc. as we enter a time of expansion of our product offerings.”
Brink says. "I am excited to be leading ConsentSolutions at this key moment for clinical trials. Momentum is growing for adoption of new approaches to addressing important component of the process. ConsentSolutions is well positioned to take the informed consent process to a new level for research candidates and sponsors. Our solutions provide research candidates with trial information in a format that enhances understanding, while giving trial staff a completed consent with robust audit trail and EDC compatibility."
Dr. Brink founded ConsentSolutions, Inc in 2005 to further the development of media-based approaches to informed consent for clinical trials. The company grew out of Phase II SBIR National Cancer Institute funding for the development of an online informed consent process for clinical trials. Dr. Brink served as the PI on that grant. ConsentSolutions, Inc was recognized as providing the "Best Technological Development in Planning and Education Tools in Clinical Trials" by the Good Clinical Practice Journal Awards in 2007. The award recognized ConsentSolutions' online informed consent software for clinical trials – SecureConsent. This award category emphasizes the growing importance of use of emerging technology in clinical trials and recognizes those firms that have launched new technology for trial planning and candidate education within the past year.
Susan has over 25 years experience in research and development in the area of patient and consumer health information and software. Dr Brink has served as the Principal Investigator on numerous NIH grants exploring technology approaches to engaging patients, consumers and organizations in health care decision-making. Dr Brink holds a DrPH from the University of Texas School of Public Health and a MS in Health Administration from the University of Colorado.
About ConsentSolutions, Inc
Founded in 2005 and based in Frederick, Maryland, with offices in Gaithersburg, ConsentSolutions is focused on adding value to the consenting process through the development of interactive, user-friendly software to effectively deliver clinical trial information electronically, both allowing study candidates to make important decisions about clinical trial participation and enabling sponsors to maintain robust audit trails of the consent process by candidate. With decades of combined experience developing educational multimedia applications, ConsentSolutions, Inc. senior management team is dedicated to the goals of shared decision making for trial participation among study candidates, clinical trial coordinators, investigators, and physicians and risk management for sponsors through robust audit trail requirements.