Accenture Introduces New Analytics Capabilities in the Accenture Life Sciences Cloud for R&D: Collaborates with the Metrics Champion Consortium to develop the Clinical Operations Insights Platform for Improved Visibility into Clinical Trial Performance

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Accenture Introduces New Analytics Capabilities in the Accenture Life Sciences Cloud for R&D: Collaborates with the Metrics Champion Consortium to develop the Clinical Operations Insights Platform for Improved Visibility into Clinical Trial Performance

Monday, June 26, 2017

MCCACCENTURE

NEW YORK; June 26, 2017 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has developed and introduced a new analytics platform to provide real-time insights on the status and performance of clinical trials for the life sciences industry. The platform, known as the Clinical Operations Insights Platform (COIP), is a module of the Accenture Life Sciences Cloud for R&D, an industry platform for running clinical trials that deliver better patient outcomes.

Accenture has joined forces with the Metrics Champion Consortium (MCC) in the development of COIP, using MCC’s industry clinical trial metrics to measure a company’s clinical trial performance. MCC is an open, collaborative organization devoted to the development of standardized metrics to improve clinical trials.

Accenture’s COIP is designed to help life sciences companies leverage descriptive and predictive analytics using operational data to gain real-time insights about the status and performance of a clinical trial. Accenture’s experience has shown that the COIP can help life sciences companies increase the operational efficiency of clinical trials by as much as 30 percent. The platform gives life sciences clinical operations managers greater flexibility to manage clinical trial programs from anywhere, anytime, by consolidating into a single analytics platform internal and external data sources across clinical trial management systems, electronic data capture systems and clinical research organization partners.

“We are excited about our collaboration with MCC and the addition of their clinical operations performance metrics into our Clinical Operations Insights Platform module”, said Kevin Julian, who leads Accenture’s Life Sciences practice in North America “Together we are integrating technology with metrics standards, making it easier for our clients to understand the health of their study portfolio, manage their business more effectively and bring their treatments to patients.”

MCC has also joined the Accenture Life Sciences Cloud Coalition, which includes Eli Lilly, GSK, Merck, Pfizer, and other prominent pharmaceutical companies. As a member of the coalition, MCC will provide input on the use of standardized performance metrics in the Accenture Life Sciences Cloud for R&D. The aim of the Accenture Life Sciences Cloud Coalition is to enable the R&D function, speed up the drug development process while improving quality and cost for the industry.

“We are pleased to build MCC’s standardized metrics into the Accenture Life Sciences Cloud for R&D Clinical Operations Insights Platform and to welcome Accenture as a member of our consortium”, said Linda Sullivan, co-founder, and president of MCC. “Our members are looking for innovative ways to implement and effectively utilize the standardized metric sets and tools developed in our collaborative working groups – having access to MCC standardized performance metrics in the Accenture Life Sciences Cloud for R&D platform is a win-win for current and future users.”

About Accenture

Accenture is a leading global professional services company, providing a broad range of services and solutions in strategy, consulting, digital, technology and operations. Combining unmatched experience and specialized skills across more than 40 industries and all business functions – underpinned by the world’s largest delivery network – Accenture works at the intersection of business and technology to help clients improve their performance and create sustainable value for their stakeholders. With more than 411,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries, Accenture drives innovation to improve the way the world works and lives. Visit us at www.accenture.com

About Metrics Champion Consortium

MCC is a trusted partner in the clinical trials industry to identify what to measure and assess the critical components of what is changing and how the industry is responding to address the changes to make improvements. We continually bring you new insights into the leading trends within the industry. For more information, please visit www.metricschampion.org.

Contacts:

Teresa Holland
Metrics Champion Consortium
+ 1 317 622 0266 ext. 108
tholland@metricschampion.org

Cam Granstra
Accenture
+1 312 693 5992
cameria.l.granstra@accenture.com

Announcing New TMF Metric Toolkit that Improves Inspection Readiness

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Chicago; June 21, 2017 –

Metrics Champion Consortium (MCC) announced today the release of its Trial Master File Metric Toolkit during a poster session at the Drug Information Association Annual Meeting. “The Importance of Measuring TMF Health for Continuous Inspection Readiness” was presented by Dawn Niccum, inSeption Group (formerly Endocyte); Sholeh Ehdaivand, LMK Clinical Research Consulting; and Keith Dorricott, MCC Ambassador.

“Over the last few years, our members have been investing a great deal of resources in updating and improving their TMF filing processes to meet regulatory expectations,” said MCC President, Linda Sullivan. “We are pleased to release the MCC TMF Basic Metric Toolkit which includes a set of core metrics and supporting tools that enables any sized organization to use the widely-adopted Plan-Do-Check-Act iterative management approach to manage and improve TMF inspection readiness.”

The MCC Trial Master File (TMF) Toolkit provides a comprehensive approach to enable organizations to apply Plan/Do/Check/Act to the TMF management process. Specifically, the following are included in the toolkit:

  • MCC TMF Artifacts Mapping Tool (based on the TMF Reference Model v3)
  • MCC TMF Basic Metric Set (includes metric definitions, performance targets and reporting frequencies)
  • MCC TMF Assessment Tool (includes recommended TMF assessment schedule)
  • MCC TMF Implementation Scenario Guide

The toolkit provides sponsors with the means to update their TMF filing and oversight approaches to align with regulatory expectations. Used together, these tools and metrics reinforce the importance of establishing expectations, measuring actual performance and fixing the problems that arise.

“While most organizations utilize the TMF Reference Model as a starting point, the MCC TMF Metrics Work Group participants recognized the need to expand upon the TMF Reference Model to establish role-specific and milestone-/event-based expectations in order to generate meaningful metrics,” explained Sullivan. “This is where the toolkit’s components help by providing a comprehensive way to measure and help manage the TMF.”

For additional information, please visit the TMF Hompage.

About Metrics Champion Consortium (MCC)

MCC—a trusted partner in the clinical trials industry—identifies what to measure, how to assess the crucial components of what is changing and how the industry is responding to address these changes to make improvements. MCC continually brings you new insights into the leading trends within the industry. For more information about MCC metric sets and tools, metric education programs and how you can participate in MCC work groups, please visit http://www.metricschampion.org

Contact:
Linda Sullivan
lsullivan@metricschampion.org
317-622-0266

MCC MetricInsights Newsletter Launch

Friday, June 16, 2017

The MCC recently released a monthly Newsletter. The MetricInsights Newsletter provides professionals with updates on MCC events and key initiatives. It’s all the important news for the month in one place. Sections include Important News, Featured Workgroup, Upcoming Meetings, and More! We are always adding and changing sections so every issue has something new! Read past issues and learn how to subscribe here .