Company News & Publications

Please use the links below for recent company news about Attest Open Payments™, as well as published articles and studies by Jeffrey J. DiFrancesco and Dr. Mark L. Labovitz.

Caveat User, Caveat Emptor - Issues from the Soft Under Belly of The CMS Data Sets

August 2, 2016
While the goals of Open Payments and transparency are arguably good public policy, the usefulness of Open Payments depends entirely on the quality of the underlying data. This paper explores some of challenges found in the 2015 data set that negatively impact that usefulness.
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Detecting the "Sham" in Speaker Programs

June 2, 2016

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“Open Payments – A New Source of Clinical Site Intelligence”

February 15, 2016
Global Forum, Drug Information Association
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Workshop Speaker, "Demonstrating Compliance to the Department of Justice"

May 14, 2015
Life Sciences Investigation & Internal Audits Forum, eXL, Philadelphia PA
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Coauthor, “Are Phase 3 Clinical Trials Really Becoming More Complex?”

January 15, 2015
Therapeutic Innovation & Regulatory Science (TIRS)
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Coauthor, “ClinicalTrials.gov: An Underutilized Source of Research Data About the Design and Conduct of Commercial Clinical Trials”

February 15, 2014
Therapeutic Innovation & Regulatory Science (TIRS)
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Speaker, “Clinical Trial Data Transparency”

February 6, 2013
Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS2013 Annual Conference); New Orleans, LA
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Keynote Speaker, “Healthcare Consulting Forum”

February 15, 2012
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD
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Speaker, “Selecting High Performing Sites"

February 15, 2009
Clinical Trials Congress, IIR; Philadelphia, PA
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Coauthored, “Understanding Site Performance Differences in Multinational Phase III Clinical Trials”

February 14, 2008
International Journal of Pharmaceutical Medicine
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Speaker, “Factors Influencing the Speed of Clinical Trial Study Completion”

February 13, 2007
DIA Annual Meeting; Atlanta, GA
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Speaker, “Using Dynamic Enrollment Management to Reduce Enrollment Cycle Time Variance”

February 11, 2007
Drug Information Association Webinar
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Panelist and Keynote Speaker, “Improving Pharmaceutical Performance with Metrics”

February 9, 2007
6th Annual Pharmaceutical Performance Metrics Event; Cambridge MA
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Speaker, “Clinical Trial Delays – Assuring Predictable and Timely Completion of Patient Enrollment”

February 6, 2006
Drug Information Association Webinar
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Blog Articles

Caveat User, Caveat Emptor - Issues from the Soft Under Belly of The CMS Data Sets
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Detecting the "Sham" in Speaker Programs
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“Open Payments – A New Source of Clinical Site Intelligence”
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Workshop Speaker, "Demonstrating Compliance to the Department of Justice"
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Coauthor, “Are Phase 3 Clinical Trials Really Becoming More Complex?”
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