WWORTH Clinical Trials Unit chooses MACRO
InferMed is pleased to announce that MACRO has been selected by the WWORTH (West Wales Organisation for Rigorous Trials in Health and Social care) Clinical Trials Unit as its clinical data management system. The WWORTH CTU is part of the joint research facility at the Swansea University College of Medicine.
The unit will begin using MACRO on the ‘HART’ surgical trial that is studying a HUGHES abdominal repair technique. The aim of the unit will then be to move its entire portfolio of trials onto MACRO, gradually migrating studies as appropriate throughout the course of the coming years.
Sarah Wright, Acting Unit Manager of the WWORTH Clinical Trials Unit, commented, “We selected MACRO because of its reputation as a sophisticated data management system and following the recommendation of other clinical trials units with which we collaborate. We look forward to integrating MACRO into the unit’s systems and procedures over the coming months and to seeing the benefits of introducing the software to our unit.”
Duane Lawrence, InferMed CEO, commented, “We welcome the unit to the growing community of MACRO users and we are pleased to see MACRO selected because of its reputation amongst WWORTH’s peers. We look forward to working in partnership with them over the coming months to integrate MACRO into their working practices.”
The West Wales Organisation for Rigorous Trials in Health and Social Care (WWORTH) has a focus on secondary care trials with a noted interest in Emergency Care, Gastroenterology and trials involving and exploring the use of routine data.
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