Why choose Aurora Health Care for your clinical trials?
Aurora Health Care was developed around the single idea: There is always a better way to provide health care. Physicians and staff of our integrated health care delivery system believe this mission is well served through participation in clinical research and innovation. Aurora's Department of Clinical Research has a strong history of partnering with pharmaceutical companies, device manufacturers, contract research organizations, and government agencies to perform Phase II, Phase III and Investigative Device trials.
As the importance of Aurora's participation in clinical trials has grown, the focus of our efforts have aligned with key service lines.
Aurora's Department of Clinical Research offers:
Rapid recruitment of patients
With over 3,300 affiliated physicians, Aurora offers sponsors the option of multiple physician participation, resulting in rapid recruitment for clinical studies. Aurora Health Care's network of 14 hospitals and 100+ clinics span eastern Wisconsin, and cares for over 1.2 million patients annually.
Gaining access to the appropriate populations is a well-known challenge with clinical studies. Through the geographic span of our facilities and the demographics of eastern Wisconsin, Aurora provides access to a diverse populations. Aurora is committed to community education to alleviate misconceptions about clinical research, and to enhance participation rates.
Central coordination of Clinical Research at Aurora Health Care
The Department of Clinical Research coordinates sponsored research efforts throughout the Aurora Health Care system. Aurora's ability to provide collaboration between multiple investigators for single site research provides study sponsors the opportunity to become partners in productive study participation. Aurora's expansive clinical database allows accurate predictions of study eligible patients by geographic locale, treating physician, and inclusion/exclusion criteria.
Aurora Health Care's Department of Clinical Research provides services that benefit sponsors, including:
- A dedicated team of Clinical Research Coordinators, certified by ACRP
- Three, Local Institutional Review Board committees that each meet monthly, to reduce IRB review timelines
- Contracting services to produce effective and timely Clinical Trial Agreements
- Advertising department committed to working with sponsors for public relations
- Research Compliance Officer working closely with our Medical Auditors in protocol reviews
- Procedures to easily manage accounting and billing concerns
- Consistent internal monitoring and mentoring of our coordinators
- New sponsored research development and investigator recruitment
- Ongoing training for new and established research investigators
- Strategic planning for long-term research opportunities
Adherence to research protocols are crucial to a successful clinical study. Aurora also invests in its research activities by routinely performing internal audits through dedicated staff, and by contracting with external auditors to perform compliance and operational audits on a regular basis.