10 challenges faced by medical writers – and how PleaseReview overcomes them
27 June 2022
During our recent webinar with the American Medical Writers Association (AMWA), we heard from Kim Norris, Director of Medical Writing at UniQure. Kim explained how she uses our real-time review platform, PleaseReview, to enhance the quality, transparency and focus of document reviews.
When a complex document is being created, many people will be involved in the writing, editing and approvals process. As more and more people become involved, the challenges of producing a fully version-controlled and auditable document are amplified.
Using PleaseReview allows you to take control and manage all aspects of document collaboration by addressing these challenges to create an efficient and secure software solution.
Here are Kim’s top 10 challenges and how they were solved. Can you relate?
Challenge 1: Lost and/or duplicated work
Solution: Secure version control protects your documents.
Challenge 2: Accepted changes lost or overwritten
Solution: All comments and changes are recorded and east to accept or reject.
Challenge 3: Crashing of the review platform
Solution: A stable platform which accommodates 50+ reviewers who can co-author, edit and review the document at the same time.
Challenge 4: Difficult to keep track of activity for audits
Solution: The review report gives a full audit trail.
Challenge 5: Tight deadlines
Solution: The process is quick and helps facilitate getting to market more quickly.
Challenge 6: Manually chasing colleagues across platforms and consolidating feedback
Solution: Reminders can be scheduled to be sent automatically when something is due, then easily accept or reject documents within a single version of the document.
Challenge 7: Disputes on decisions made within the document
Solution: Reconciliation report makes it easy to say who made what change when, where and why
Challenge 8: Colleagues unsure if their feedback is seen
Solution: Because PleaseReview displays everyone’s comments in the same place, none are prioritised or missed.
Challenge 9: Reviewers comment on areas they don’t need to
Solution: The ability to lock-in sections of text for editing ensures reviewers focus on the sections they need to.
Challenge 10: Difficult to make reviewers accountable
Solution: Review details page makes it easy to see who has and hasn’t started.
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