Evolving Clinical Trials: Continuing the Journey from Paper to Digital

A Free CenterWatch Webinar  |  Sponsored by Optum


Thursday, May 27, 2021 |  11:00 AM-12:00 PM EDT
Location: Your office or conference room (no need to travel!)

The world of clinical trials is evolving and you need to change with it.

The traditional clinical trial method was burdensome, bogged down with paper-based interactions and slow procedures. These manual processes are expensive, time-consuming, inflexible and unable to meet the full needs of providers and patient populations. Now, clinical professionals are turning to digital technology and data tools to modernize and accelerate their research.

Are you prepared to grow your studies and adopt these new digital practices?

While technological advances, like electronic data capture (EDC), have moved things forward, it hasn’t been enough. Optum is working to address the continued issues by streamlining and automating key actions through a digitized solution known as the Digital Research Network.

This free webinar will detail how Optum is working to address the complicated issues of digitizing clinical trials by streamlining and automating key processes through its Digital Research Network. You’ll discuss the historical challenges of clinical research, review how Optum’s approach can combat these struggles, and hear about a case study around a fully digital trial.

Optum experts Peter Payne and Tracy Ohrt will discuss how moving to a technology-centered practice can help you achieve better results and cover how the Digital Research Network can make that transition smoother and more effective.

Webinar Takeaways:

  • Key clinical research challenges
  • New approaches to addressing clinical research struggles
  • Examples of how a technology-focused approach can impact the research process, including:
    • Identification of eligible patients
    • Patient enrollment
    • Data sourcing
    • Automated data transcription
Get the information you need to streamline and automate your clinical trial processes. Join us by registering for this free webinar today.

Who Will Benefit:

  • Life sciences organizations
  • Pharmaceutical teams
  • Medical device teams
  • Biotechnology teams
  • Healthcare organizations
  • Medical groups
  • Integrated delivery networks
  • Hospital teams
  • Clinical operations staff
  • Therapeutic area heads
  • Clinical program leads
  • Clinical trial leads
  • Clinical trial managers
  • Data management leadership
  • Biometrics management
Meet Your PresenterS:



Peter Payne
Vice President
Optum Digital Research Network

Peter Payne, vice president and head of Optum Digital Research Network, leads the strategy and development of the organization’s unique integrated network and data platform, which supports patient enrollment and the conduct of clinical studies using real-world data.



Tracy Ohrt
Clinical Operations Manager
Optum Digital Research Network

Tracy Ohrt, clinical operations manager for Optum Digital Research Network, provides oversight and management of clinical research projects within the Network. She works with life sciences customers supporting study feasibility and site identification and acts as a liaison with site staff from healthcare organizations and participating vendors.