CRANFORD, NJ — February 9, 2011 – Paragon Solutions, a business consulting and information technology services firm, announced that Senior Business Analyst Elaine Lowell will present a model for structured protocol authoring for clinical trials at the 2011 Annual DIA Electronic Document Management Conference. The conference will be held on February 15 – 17, 2011 at The Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center, National Harbor, MD.

Lowell will present as part of the conference track, “Leveraging Standards and Technology to Streamline Content Authoring and Reuse,” led by session chairperson Laura Sherman, managing partner, Distributed Compliance Solutions, Inc. The session will explore drivers for applying information standards, technology advances and business processes to gain efficiencies throughout the drug development continuum.

The presentation, “Building a Model for Structured Authoring of the Clinical Protocol,” will help attendees understand the concept of structured authoring of the clinical protocol within the writing and review processes. A case study will be presented on developing a model for structured authoring of the clinical protocol to create a systematic, standardized approach for rapid protocol development. The model, which was developed by Paragon Solutions, can be used across the Life Sciences industry.

According to Lowell, “The presentation will help participants prepare for the future of authoring of their clinical protocol by presenting a structured authoring model for a clinical protocol template. Structured authoring allows organizations to increase productivity and cut study costs by decreasing the amount of time needed to author, format and review protocols and enabling re-use of protocol components.”

“Building a Model for Structured Authoring of the Clinical Protocol” is scheduled for Tuesday, February 15 from 1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Paragon will also be showcasing its solutions utilizing Microsoft Office and Microsoft SharePoint for Structured Authoring, Clinical Investigator Portals and Electronic Trial Master Files at the conference at booth #103.

About Elaine Lowell

Elaine Lowell is a Senior Consultant for Paragon Solutions with more than 20 years of extensive work experience in information and records management. She has 10 years’ experience in the Life Science industry in the regulated areas of product development, and has more than seven years in business analysis with content and information management technologies, such as Documentum, OmniRIM, SharePoint and Clinical Trial Management Systems. She holds a BA in English and Masters Degree in Library and Information Science from the State University of NY, a Masters in Corporate Communications from Fairleigh Dickinson University, MA and is currently enrolled in the University of Massachusetts graduate certificate program in Healthcare Informatics, Healthcare Management.

About Paragon

Paragon Solutions is a business and technology consulting firm that specializes in enterprise information management to help clients leverage information assets for better business results. The company does this through its industry practices, solution accelerators and specialized technology competencies that help clients achieve operational efficiency, business scalability and regulatory compliance.

Paragon works with businesses that are focused in a few key industries – communications, financial services, healthcare, insurance, and life sciences. The industry-focused strategy consulting and systems integration teams work with Paragon’s competency groups addressing today’s technology concerns in Process Optimization, Information Management and Information Integration.

For more information, please visit the Paragon Web site at, or call 1.800.462.5582.

Erik Raper
Paragon Solutions
(908) 653-3016