ShareFEST – ‘SharePoint as an Enabling Platform for Next Generation Clinical Solutions at BioClinica’

Peter Benton of BioClinica presents at ShareFESTMy ShareFEST case study of the day today was BioClinica's Peter Benton's presentation discussing the success that BioClinica has seen with SharePoint as an enabling platform for next generation clinical solutions.  Peter began his presentation with a recognition that, pre-SharePoint, the problem was that "there's too much work and we don't have modern tools to manage it." 

Peter's analogy of choice was that commonplace desktop accessory of yore, the in basket.  As Peter observed, in today's electronic workspace, instead of a single in basket, we have multiple ones, and they take many forms.  And as a result of not having that single in basket to quickly gauge one's outstanding workload, "people walk into and out of the office every day not knowing everything that's on their plate."  Peter feels this is because, "you can't manage what you can't see," and we can't "see" so much of our work today because, being digital, it's invisible.

Peter explained that in a pharma firm, it's especially important to control these processes (clinical processes), and that  variability in the performance of processes needs to be eliminated, new processes need to be measured, and processes need to be customer-facing and collaborative.  In other words, to be successful in today's clinical workplace, a company needs one process, one system, one to-do list and, as Peter testified, "I believe the answer is SharePoint, [and] more importantly, workflow."  As an evangelist, Peter certainly has the lingo down, outright proclaiming, "I'm passionate [about SharePoint] … I've got the religion."

Peter provided several examples of how BioClinica is using SharePoint, and especially its native workflow functionality, internally.  Examples shown included: using NextDocs' SharePoint solution in their product development process; defining, assessing, and tracking product development work lists (essentially requirements management); test case and results administration; burn-down charts; study team sites; investigator portals; and executive dashboards.  As well, returning to his in basket analogy, Peter noted that today, "Outlook is my inbox … and it works with SharePoint."

In the final remarks of his formal presentation before opening it up for questions, Peter's closing statement was, "We want to be able to serve the data up to our customers and [by continuing to use SharePoint], we believe we'll be able to make significant advances in how fast we do our work and deliver our services to our customers."

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SharePoint

Applications

SharePoint apps are stand-alone applications that perform specific tasks on a SharePoint site. Apps can perform functions such as managing a discussion board or knowledge base, performing project management or time tracking tasks, or doing other workflow operations.

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Product Suites

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Essentials


Essentials Plus


Bamboo Premier


Project Management Suite


Knowledge Management Suite


External User Manager


SharePoint

Web Parts

Extend SharePoint beyond its out-of-the-box capabilities by tailoring it to your requirements with Bamboo Solution’s growing portfolio of Web Parts. Web Parts are the building blocks of pages on a SharePoint site that can be used to customize the user interface and content of a site page. 

SharePoint

Product Suites

Experience greater power and savings by bundling our SharePoint apps and web parts.


Essentials


Essentials Plus


Bamboo Premier


Project Management Suite


Knowledge Management Suite


External User Manager


Office 365

Cloud Parts

Cloud Parts are functional components that extend your SharePoint environment whether it’s hosted, on-premises, or part of Microsoft Office 365. More than mere ports of existing software to the cloud, our Cloud Parts have been built from the ground up to take advantage of the best that the cloud has to offer.

SharePoint

Product Suites

Experience greater power and savings by bundling our SharePoint apps and web parts.


Cloud Parts Suite for O365/SP Onl.


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