CIOs short-staffed to implement clinical apps; Training industry holds key to better clinical trial software;

> More than 70 percent of surveyed CIOs say they have inadequate IT staff to implement clinical application software. Article

> Electronic CRF design affects every further data processing step in a clinical study; follow these four design steps. Column

> To improve clinical trial software, IT developers can borrow from the work of the training industry to build more practical and effective solutions. Column

> The Mobile Clinical Results software from PatientKeeper, which gives doctors access to patient medical records, now supports the Google Android operating system. Article

> Novartis has extended an agreement with Adesso for trade planning and execution, check request processing, and deduction management software solutions. Release

> BioClinica has signed a five-year deal with a large pharma company for its trial supply forecasting solution, Optimizer. Article

> PharmaVigilant has taken the wraps an enhanced multi-language version of its InSpire EDC system. Article

> The European Medicines Agency has signed a four-year, $9.1 million deal with Kinapse for data management services for the EudraVigilance pharmacovigilance system. Release

> Olympus has unveiled LabSens, a documentation package for clinical and research imaging. Release

> Surescripts plans to support the exchange of clinical information over its national electronic prescribing network. Article