NGMC Partners with Huron to Catalyze Research Growth
NGMC sees financial improvement, faster turnaround times and enhanced service after implementing Huron Research Office.
"As we move ahead, we look forward to continued collaboration with the Huron team and view them as an extension of our internal research department." - Dr. Holly Carpenter, PhD, Director, NGMC Department of Research Administration
Northeast Georgia Medical Center (NGMC) recently chose to outsource its research administrative operations, allowing internal resources to focus on conducting quality research, enhancing research capabilities, increasing community awareness and growing their research program.
The organization selected Huron to deliver the administrative support, helping the medical center improve ROI and achieve its goal of magnifying research operations in the following areas:
- Improved understanding of their comprehensive research portfolio
- More efficient and standardized study startup processes
- Increased accuracy and reduced compliance risk through the development of coverage analyses and clearly defined billing processes
- Greater job satisfaction and retention of skilled research staff so that they could focus on conducting research versus administrative functions
- Increased revenue by optimizing study budgets and implementing sponsor invoicing processes
In collaboration with NGMC's leadership and study teams, Huron was able to build on the organization's existing expertise and hit the ground running to identify and prioritize studies that needed new coverage analyses. This provided a springboard for the Research Office team to negotiate budgets and contracts, conduct claims review and segregation, and maximize sponsor invoicing.
"We were truly impressed by the level of experience, professionalism, organization, clear communication and credentials of each team member at Huron. The Huron team went above-and-beyond our expectations. We are energized, and we feel confident about moving forward with new clinical trials now that an excellent team is in place. As we move ahead, we look forward to continued collaboration with the Huron team and view them as an extension of our internal research department." - Dr. Holly Carpenter, PhD, Director, NGMC Department of Research Administration
The organization sees financial improvement, faster turnaround times and enhanced service after implementing Huron Research Office. With the Huron team now in place, NGMC is now ideally positioned to open new studies and grow their research program.