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FREE DOWNLOAD: Lay Summary Whitepaper

Kasim McLain, et al, May 9, 2019
This whitepaper will explain the ins and outs of lay summary writing, the importance of starting a pilot program, a checklist for lay reviewers, and strategic advice for becoming more transparent.

Being Inclusive, the Open Door Policy, and True Success: A Conversation with Diederik Van Niekerk

by Staff writer, April 11, 2019
In this Expert Insights interview, we sit down with our South African leadership, Diederik Van Niekerk, Operations Manager at MMS in Bloemfontein, South Africa, to discuss his detailed approach for effective team-building, his views on work/life balance, and growth. Diederik’s leadership and excellent insights has strengthened MMS South Africa and he is an award-winning executive business coach in his own right.

PhUSE: Retrospective vs. Proactive Anonymization of Narratives

by PhUSE, March 14, 2019
This White Paper focuses on two approaches to produce anonymized narratives – retrospective and proactive. The retrospective section sheds light on the challenges faced with qualitative methods like redaction and what impact it has on data utility. The second part of this White Paper offers a perspective on proactive anonymization and how to operationalize it.

How #OneMMS Actively Supports Rare Disease Day

by Staff writer, February 28, 2018
Rare diseases are often overlooked, but they affect many individuals. There may be as many as 7,000 rare diseases affecting approximately 25-30 million people in the US alone, according to the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Rare diseases are defined as conditions that affect fewer than 200,000 people…

Writing for Regulatory Agencies vs. Medical Journals: The Differences

by Megan Day, AA, BA, PhD (ABD), January 17, 2019
Whether writing a clinical study report or a journal article, both illustrate the summarization of clinical trial data, serving multiple functions. Regardless of formatting, structure, and organizational limitations, medical writers are tasked with the ultimate goal of communicating complex data clearly and accurately.


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