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Health Decisions Appoints New CTO to Streamline its HD360° Trial Management Platform

Posted Jul 22 2010 9:30am

Health Decisions
( ), a full-service clinical research organization
(CRO) specializing in adaptive solutions for high-efficiency clinical
development, has appointed Bryan Minihan as Chief Technology Officer.
Minihan will strengthen Health Decisions’ proprietary HD360°
technology platform—the fully integrated CTMS, CDMS and web portal
that powers the company’s Agile Clinical Development methodology. By
expanding the capabilities of HD360°, Health Decisions will provide
its sponsors with extended data capture options; a collaborative and
secure web-based platform to house near real-time data and metrics;
and the ability to acquire timely, actionable insight into operational

“Agile Clinical Development is rooted in the ability to track and
access the key indicators of study efficiency to allow operational
improvements,” said Rick Farris, COO of Health Decisions. “Bryan
will provide the expertise and leadership to optimize HD360°, the
technological backbone responsible for the collection, assembly, and
integration of this constant flow of information. Under his guidance,
HD360° will empower our sponsors and study teams with immediate
insight into the progress of their studies, allowing early detection
and correction of emerging issues before they threaten budget and
timeline. HD360° will also reveal opportunities to reallocate
monitoring resources or otherwise improve efficiency. We are thrilled
to welcome Bryan to the Health Decisions team.”

Minihan brings fifteen years of IT and IS experience to Health
Decisions, specializing in agile and traditional project management;
usability and interface design; web application development; network
engineering; and software architecture. He has built productive,
motivated IT teams as CTO for three Internet startup companies,
directed GlaxoSmithKline’s global intranet usability and web
analytics team, and driven the development of projects and products
for Accenture, Intuit, and Cisco.

“Health Decisions has a twenty-year history of deploying
cutting-edge technologies that empower sponsors and study teams to
take control of their clinical programs,” said Minihan. “I’m
excited to be a part of Agile Clinical Development and its mission to
fulfill the most basic need of the drug development industry:
immediate access to the most accurate, actionable information to make
clinical studies safer and more efficient than has previously been

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