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Andrew Chapman
New Jersey
Senior Enterprise Software Development Professional
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Posted Dec 31, 2018 at Lewis Chapman
I've been working in the Clinical Trials space for long enough that things are starting to make sense but not so long that I cannot remember how confusing the concepts can be. The articles below attempt to put into plain English some general informatics-centric areas of interest. Enjoy: Clinical Research Informatics 101 - A Basic Definition Why do we refute the null hypothesis rather than prove a primary hypothesis? Risk-based Monitoring Mobile Health (as it relates to Clinical Trials) The Lifecycle of a Risk Continue reading
Posted Feb 5, 2017 at
Why do we start with the null hypothesis? It could be that saying “reject the null hypothesis” makes you feel really smart and a little bit rebellious. Continue reading
Posted Feb 5, 2017 at
Welcome to a series of articles focused on Informatics in Clinical Trial execution; each article contains 500 words or fewer on the topic of choice (not including the précis and the rambling footnotes). Précis When a clinical trial is underway, patients are given drugs or placebos by doctors (we call them “investigators” in a trial) for a period of time. The patients visit the investigator’s office (a site) periodically where they are examined to measure their general health, to ensure that they are not having any adverse reactions to the drug, and to see if the drug is effective. The... Continue reading
Posted Aug 22, 2016 at
Those initial few weeks when starting a new project create a unique opportunity to capture definitions of what it is you are doing before you are too familiar with the acronyms, industry nomenclature or just the general concepts. To that end, here’s my definition of my new field of product management: “Clinical Research Informatics”. I think that the best way to understand this is to break it down into “Clinical Research” and then “Informatics” before reassembling them. Clinical Research When a company wants to bring a new drug, or a clinical device, to market they need to go through an... Continue reading
Posted Mar 14, 2016 at
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Feb 28, 2016
It’s been a while since I’ve have something of great interest to blog about and I know that’s probably left a huge void in your lives; for that, I apologize unreservedly. The news that’s brought me back to my faithful Blog is that I am leaving CA Technologies’ Mainframe group and will be joining Covance to head up a new product management team tasked with working on their Informatics Platform “Xcellerate”. Changing jobs is always both exciting and unnerving. I remember reading an article that espoused making sure that you were not running away from an opportunity but that you... Continue reading
Posted Feb 28, 2016 at
Agile go to Market Preparation What motivates people to buy enterprise software. I remember Mark Lewis from EMC asserting that there are only three reasons: To make money To save money To stay out of jail I am a huge fan of this assertion; it keeps you focused on what is really important but note what is intentionally missing from the list…sex and sizzle, glitz and glam, shiny new stuff, etc. Consumer software often sells on this basis and it will get people in the enterprise to sit up and listen, it might get you through the customer’s door but... Continue reading
Posted May 2, 2014 at
I was reading a great Gartner article today about delivery of IT operations management tools and it has some very interesting observations related to the perception of SaaS vs. the Cloud. The question that got my attention related to whether SaaS and Cloud were the same thing. Of the respondents almost exactly one third selected yes, one third selected no and the remaining third went for “sometimes”. It’s rare that you see quite such an even distribution in any survey and it got me to wondering why it’s so ambiguous. The answer, it turns out, is actually found within the... Continue reading
Posted Apr 21, 2013 at
I’ve spent over 20 years developing software, most of the time I’ve used some derivative of the waterfall methodology (aka, light the blue touch paper, stand back and then hope and pray). In my previous professional incarnation we started to use what we called an “Agile Methodology”. With hindsight what we really did was empower just the project management team to adjust our delivery and review cadence. Engineering and Product Management didn’t really materially change their approach to development. I suspect that this is because we saw Agile as just a modification of the waterfall approach’s scheduling to include risk... Continue reading
Posted Mar 31, 2013 at