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Strategies for Improving Document Quality

Level:
Advanced
Area:
Professional Techniques
Code:
PTA11
Duration:
03:30:00
Workshop profile:
This workshop is suggested for experienced medical writers, particularly those who are in a supervisory role, or who will soon be taking on that responsibility.
Objective:
This workshop is designed to provide insights into effective policies and procedures that contribute to document quality. On completion of the workshop and class exercises, participants should be better able to apply pragmatic methods and behaviours that enhance awareness of the elements of document quality and lead towards more effective management of the process.
Content:
Improving the process of document preparation is crucial for medical writers. Discussion will include mechanisms for enhancing quality and accountability, and for ensuring adequate time allowances. These are organisational issues around which a medical writing group can build policies aimed at ensuring a higher degree of accountability among those with whom they work and upon whose input they depend. Quality measures established by authoritative standards, as well as those that may be developed internally, are explored. Suggestions for effective management and departmental structure will also be provided.