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TOPAZ Technologies Releases Conflict Disclosures Software for Medical Research

Friday, March 26, 2010 News on IT in Healthcare J E 4
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New conflict of interest solution for managing the review process will help meet National Institutes of Health (NIH) expectations

AUSTIN, Texas, March 25 /PRNewswire/ -- TOPAZ Technologies, a leading provider of medical research management software for the Life Sciences industry, today announced the release of Conflict Disclosures software, its newest edition to the TOPAZ Enterprise Product Suite aimed at providing a mechanism for research administration to manage Conflicts of Interest (COI) at their institutions.

A rich Internet application developed to address the research administration needs of institutions, TOPAZ Technologies' Conflict Disclosures software automates COI management and addresses 42CFR Part 50 Subpart F and 45CFR Part 94 compliance requirements.

Equipped with many of the same features as TOPAZ Enterprise Protocol modules, it is enhanced with functionality to allow institutions to manage the conflict of interest review process within a single application.  Enabling 24/7 remote, online access from across the globe, TOPAZ Technologies' conflict of interest solution creates a collaborative work environment for the research administration, the Institutional Review Board (IRB) and other institutional committees or personnel responsible for COI management.

Created with the flexibility to integrate with the variety of institutional review mechanisms for conflict of interest disclosure, the Conflict Disclosures software consists of three components: Disclosures, Meetings and Reviews.  Features of the conflict of interest solution include: customizable disclosure form builder with version compare; automated alerts for COI management, monitoring and tracking; management plan selection, role-based access control; meeting agenda scheduler and electronic filing of meeting minutes; electronic disclosure submission, review, approval and storage; amendment and renewal submission tracking; on-demand reporting capabilities; and comprehensive audit trails.

"TOPAZ Technologies continues to take a proactive approach to helping research institutions further streamline operations by providing rich Internet applications designed to increase efficiency, improve operational insight and reduce compliance risks," said J. Patrick Guider, Jr., president and chief executive officer of TOPAZ Technologies. "Our new Conflict Disclosures software does exactly that, enabling institutions to automate their conflict of interest review process, significantly simplifying the steps involved, and ultimately, reducing the risk of oversights."

For more information on our conflict of interest solution for COI management, visit http://www.topazti.com/products/conflict-disclosures

About TOPAZ Technologies

TOPAZ Technologies is a market-leading medical research software and services provider addressing the complex business, operational and compliance needs of the Life Sciences industry. Founded in 1980 and operating internationally, TOPAZ Technologies automated solutions help all segments of the medical research market transform operations for improved efficiency, compliance protection and operational insight. With a keen focus on customer service and unmatched product depth, TOPAZ Technologies has earned an expansive customer list which includes many of the largest medical testing organizations around the globe, including Pfizer, Wyeth, Emory, Duke, CDC and NIH. For more information, visit http://www.topazti.com

SOURCE TOPAZ Technologies

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