Posted on 4/22/2016 9:51 AM
Comprehensive Data Transparency & Anonymization Support
In 2013, a top 5 pharmaceutical company was introducing a corporate initiative for greater data transparency to the external world, allowing clinical trial data to be available to the public domain with the challenge of maintaining patient anonymity yet preserving data integrity. Patient data transparency and anonymization was a brand new area in industry with limited guidance or precedence for how to implement a solution. The pharma company approached MMS based on a history of providing high quality SAS programming resources.
Planning, Technical Expertise, & Implementation by Skilled SAS Programmers
MMS provided 3 FTE SAS programmers to support patient data anonymization for clinical study data across corporate divisions. MMS was instrumental in working across divisions at this organization to create data anonymization standards, build consensus across a wide variety of divisional/organizational needs, create a process that would allow anonymization to be conducted quickly and routinely for a large volume of studies, and provide the technical/SAS programming expertise to build the anonymization program itself. The MMS team immersed themselves in the policy requirements, reviewed what other pharma companies were doing to address the issues, and utilized their experience to come up with customized innovative solutions to best meet the client needs. MMS contributions provided a great deal of value and innovation, including the below accomplishments of the team:
Innovative & Customized Long-Term Solution to Clinical Data Transparency
The MMS team was flexible in their approach, utilized a variety of sources to create customized and innovative solutions, and understood that clear communication of ideas and process was the most effective way to ensure the proposed solutions truly meet the demands of the project, as well as to ensure that consensus was reached more quickly. By working in this way, MMS champions innovative solutions that are sustainable, adaptable, and continue to meet changing project needs. As a result of the great effort by MMS, the team has grown by 3 additional FTEs, has been established as long term client solution, and remains in place in 2016.
For further information about Data Transparency and Anonymization programming leadership and support, please contact MMS at firstname.lastname@example.org.