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Sean Whitaker

Sean Whitaker joined Health Catalyst in January 2015 as an Engagement Lead. He comes to Health Catalyst from Valence Health where he worked as a Solutions Delivery Manager and then as Director of Program Management. Prior to Valence, Sean worked for Northwestern University Medical School in project and program management with a primary focus on creating tools to support clinical research.

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The 3 Challenges of Translational and Clinical Research Data Management and a Strategy to Succeed

Researchers are facing problems with clinical research data management. These challenges include: 1. Accessing healthcare data due to technology barriers, regulatory barriers, and organizational barriers; 2. Inefficient use of time and resources when working with the data because of poor study recruitment, data cobbling with Excel and Access databases, and materials waste when samples can’t be found.; and 3. Translating research discovery into clinical practice because systems aren’t in place to move new best practices into everyday clinical care.

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