Patients First

Our services enable you to focus on patient care, getting you out from behind a computer and in front of your patients.

Bright Ideas

For making your research projects more profitable by improving efficiency and increasing throughput. We do this by taking regulatory, administrative, and business hassles off of your hands.

Save Time

Your time is valuable. Let us show you how a different approach can increase revenue and better utilize clinical staff.

What is Expert Research Solutions?

Study Metrix, LLC. is now offering consultation services through Expert Research Solutions (ERS). ERS provides turn key outsourcing options for research administration, designed and developed specifically for Physician Investigators and their research staff members.

Dr. Timothy R. Smith and Mitzi Sutton have spent a combined 38 years performing sponsored clinical trials for over 100 pharmaceutical companies as members of one of the largest health systems in the United States. They have now made their experience and expertise available to your investigative sites and are ready to go to work for you. Their specialty is in providing expert business and regulatory support programming as an external resource to relieve research administrative burdens. The team can can help you:

  • Improve efficiency of your research operations

  • Increase throughput for your research programs

  • Reduce regulatory risk by improving compliance and audit readiness

  • Expand your research volume and grown new business

  • Improve your research bottom line

Their business model is flexible; allowing each investigative site to contract only for the services they need. Our pricing strategies are very reasonable, making it much more cost effective to outsource your business office support than to hire, train, and maintain your own full time staff.

The Expert Team

Timothy R. Smith, MD, RPh

Timothy R. Smith, MD, RPh

  • 34 years experience in healthcare (pharmacist, physician, researcher, medical director, corporate healthcare officer)

  • Principal Investigator or Sub-Investigator for more than 590 clinical trials and original research projects over his career

  • Experienced in all aspects of research business management and regulatory compliance

  • Extensive leadership in team building, healthcare innovation development, and grant seeking

  • Recognized and awarded for healthcare and research excellence, leadership, and lifetime achievement

Mitzi Sutton, CHRC

Mitzi Sutton, CHRC

  • Over 25 years of healthcare experience (practice manager, research administrator, executive director)
  • Led and managed all business office functions for over 720 clinical trials in her career
  • Certified in Research Regulatory Compliance
  • Expertise in research SOP development and implementation, research contract and budget completion, research revenue cycle management, coverage analysis, and proposal development
  • Experience in audit readiness, successfully hosting FDA audits for 8 clinical trials with no adverse findings (no 483’s or warnings)

What Expert Research Solutions can do for you

Business Consulting

  • Budget negotiations

  • Contract negotiation and legal review

  • Invoicing

  • Revenue cycle management

  • Coverage analysis

  • SOC billing support

  • Standard operating procedure development, training, and deployment

  • IRB submission training

  • New clinical trial business development support

  • Marketing/branding/networking opportunities

Regulatory Compliance

  • Investigator and research related personnel training in 21 CFR part 11, COFI, GCP/ICH guidelines and HIPAA
  • Research misconduct mitigation
  • Audit readiness support

  • Compliance metrics improvement

Operations Consulting

  • Research methods
  • Investigator initiated protocol development support
  • Observational study support
  • Consortia participation
  • Research publication development support
  • Statistical/technical/data consultations

Hire Expert Research Solutions today!

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