Navigation Links
QualityMetric Announces QM Certified Scoring Program

Company unveils landmark program to help clients avoid costly and

potentially embarrassing mistakes when collecting outcomes data

LINCOLN, R.I., July 15 /PRNewswire/ -- It seems that every month there is a news story questioning the integrity of outcomes data in clinical trials. Just recently, the Ketek(R) controversy has been in the news. The truth is, no matter who is collecting the data or what it is being used for, mistakes are easy to make and difficult to recognize until it is too late.

To address this problem, QualityMetric Incorporated has developed QM Certified Scoring(TM). The program is designed for researchers, clinicians, clinical trial administrators, and other healthcare administrators who insist on high quality and are committed to properly collecting, scoring, and interpreting their health outcomes data.

Over the years, data quality issues have haunted several large-scale outcomes studies in the academic and clinical trial worlds. Several organizations have scored data from the SF-36v2(R) Health Survey using homemade computer programs with scoring algorithms and norms provided by QualityMetric publications. Minor mistakes in the programming code or simple formatting errors have lead to incorrect scores and misinterpreted results, in some cases leading to millions of dollars in lost revenue.

"Unfortunately, the do-it-yourself approach can, and has, resulted in significant data quality problems." says Mark Kosinski, MA, Senior Scientist and Director of QualityMetric's Outcomes Insight Consulting(TM) Group. "There are alarming examples of what can go wrong and the results can be very costly.

Using any of our QM Certified Scoring products will give outcomes professionals peace of mind when it comes to the data they will be using to make important decisions about medical products, the effectiveness of medical interventions, or population health monitoring efforts. QM Certified Scoring is available via the web, at the desktop, or as an enterprise-wide solution residing on client servers. There is also a version that includes further analysis and insight from a member of our Outcomes Insight Consulting Team. Visit for more product details.

About QualityMetric - QualityMetric Incorporated works with the world's largest healthcare and life sciences companies to measure health outcomes. Our products help market new drugs and biologics, track health improvement or decline, screen populations for disease, and identify future health risks. QualityMetric's patient-reported outcome (PRO) surveys provide scientifically valid assessments of both physical and mental health. Our PROs include the SF-36v2(R), SF-12v2(R), and SF-8(TM) Health Surveys, SF-10(TM) Health Survey for Children, Asthma Control Test (ACT(TM)), Pain Impact Questionnaire (PIQ-6(TM)), and DYNHA(R) Dynamic Health Assessments. Our Outcomes Insight Consulting(TM) Group can develop customized PROs and provide in-depth analysis of the results. QualityMetric's founder and CEO, John E. Ware, Jr., PhD is a thought-leader in the field of psychometrics and health outcome measurement. Visit us at

SOURCE QualityMetric Incorporated
Copyright©2008 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related biology technology :

1. Dendreon Announces Publication of Phase 1 Study Highlighting Immunologic and Clinical Activity of Lapuleucel-T (Neuvenge(R)) in Advanced Breast Cancer Patients
3. Emisphere Technologies, Inc. Announces Pricing of Registered Direct Offering
4. BioLife Solutions Announces Exclusive CryoStor(TM) Supply Agreement With the New England Cryogenic Center, Inc.
5. Carrington Announces Nasdaq Communication; Prepares for Shares to Be Quoted on the OTC Bulletin Board and Pink Sheets
6. China Kangtai Cactus Biotech Files 2nd Quarter 2007 10QSB and Announces Unaudited Quarterly Results
7. Cephalon Announces Positive Results from a Pivotal Study of FENTORA in Opioid-tolerant Patients with Non-cancer Breakthrough Pain
8. Advanced Life Sciences Announces Receipt of Nasdaq Staff Letter
9. ADVENTRX Announces Fast Track Designation Granted By the FDA For CoFactor For the Treatment of Metastatic Colorectal Cancer
10. Angiotech announces additional diameters of sutures to further expand its Quill(TM) SRS PDO product line
11. CNS Response Announces Fiscal Third Quarter 2007 Results
Post Your Comments:
(Date:6/27/2016)... Raleigh, NC (PRWEB) , ... June 27, 2016 ... ... have just published their findings on what they believe could be a new ... summary of the new research. Click here to read it now. ...
(Date:6/27/2016)... ... June 27, 2016 , ... ... Amgen, will join the faculty of the University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler ... of strategy and entrepreneurship at UNC Kenan-Flagler, with a focus on the school’s ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... , June 24, 2016  Regular discussions on a range ... place between the two entities said Poloz. Speaking ... Ottawa , he pointed to the country,s inflation ... federal government. "In ... "Both institutions have common economic goals, why not sit down ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... , ... June 24, 2016 , ... Researchers at the ... commonly-identified miRNAs in people with peritoneal or pleural mesothelioma. Their findings are the subject ... it now. , Diagnostic biomarkers are signposts in the blood, lung fluid or ...
Breaking Biology Technology:
(Date:6/2/2016)... 2, 2016 Perimeter Surveillance & ... Systems, Physical Infrastructure, Support & Other Service  ... offers comprehensive analysis of the global Border ... generate revenues of $17.98 billion in 2016. ... a leader in software and hardware technologies for advanced ...
(Date:5/16/2016)...   EyeLock LLC , a market leader of ... an IoT Center of Excellence in Austin, ... of embedded iris biometric applications. EyeLock,s iris ... security with unmatched biometric accuracy, making it the most ... EyeLock,s platform uses video technology to deliver a fast ...
(Date:4/28/2016)... BANGALORE, India , April 28, 2016 ... subsidiary of Infosys (NYSE: INFY ), and Samsung ... global partnership that will provide end customers with a ... and payment services.      (Logo: ... for financial services, but it also plays a fundamental part ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):