Seattle, WA (PRWEB) September 05, 2013
Quorum Review, IRB, the industry leader in central IRB services, announces a strategic alliance with Consent Solutions, a developer of internet-based multimedia systems for informed consent in the clinical trials industry. Through the alliance, Quorum Review and Consent Solutions combine and leverage their extensive experience and knowledge to provide an improved informed consent experience.
The alliance demonstrates Quorum Review’s and Consent Solutions’ commitment to enhance the research process, especially as the healthcare industry increasingly adopts electronic data systems. Working together, Quorum Review and Consent Solutions provide an intuitive and effective electronic consent option that meets industry and IRB regulations and standards.
“Quorum Review is excited to work closely with an eConsent provider who understands our industry so well,” says Cami Gearhart, JD, CEO of Quorum Review. “We believe our customers will benefit from this alliance as the healthcare and human research industry move further toward electronic data management.”
"We feel so privileged to be able to work closely with Quorum,” states Susan G. Brink, DrPH, President and CEO of Consent Solutions. “The relationship will allow us to optimize workflows and fine-tune the processes behind electronic consent from the perspective of a leading-edge IRB. Our partnership offers the potential of bringing all of the benefits of eConsent to patients and industry on a much shorter timeline."
About Quorum Review
Quorum Review is an independent institutional review board fully accredited by the Association for the Accreditation of Human Research Protection Programs (AAHRPP), and has been providing IRB review of drug and device trials since 1992. Quorum oversees research in accordance with U.S. and Canadian human subject research protection regulations and guidelines set forth by the International Committee on Harmonisation (ICH), and principles of the Belmont Report.
Quorum’s best-in-class IRB services include 14 Board meetings each week plus expedited review, 24-hour site review turnaround, 36-hour amendment review turnaround, a secure web portal, and Smart Forms for online submissions. Quorum’s IRB service offerings include full study review in the US and Canada, a specialized Phase I team, and unique processes for post-approval and registry studies.
For more information about Quorum Review, visit http://www.quorumreview.com.
About Consent Solutions
Consent Solutions has been spearheading the development and adoption of electronic consent in the clinical space since 2003. The result of extensive and ongoing research with patients, sponsors, regulatory bodies, CROs and IRBs, the Consent Solutions platform, SecureConsent, takes a patient-centered approach that is supported by video and electronic multimedia to facilitate and enhance patient comprehension. Backed by tightly controlled administrative procedures and controls, granular tracking, sophisticated version control and multi-lingual support, the SecureConsent ecosystem tackles many of the problems of paper-based consenting.
For more information about Consent Solutions, visit http://www.consentsolutions.com.