It started in 2006 with the creation of a pharmacoeconomic research company, Health Econometrix, that provided services to the pharmaceutical industry in South Africa. Today, TCD Outcomes Research (TCD OR) is a fully fledged, full service, outcomes research company providing services globally and forms part of the TCD group.
When you seek a dedicated, local partner in creating a competitive product portfolio of real world evidence, we offer an adaptable, flexible, customised approach to provide real world research solutions with a personal touch. Our spirited team of talented individuals, devote ourselves to you by searching for the truth through honest science. Backed by our solid data capabilities and knowledge of the industry, we will provide you with high-quality solutions that ultimately aim to improve the health and well-being of society.
Our core competency revolves around our people, our data capabilities and our robust scientific approach. This is seen in everything we do. We believe in building partnerships: we analyse, adapt and customise our services to suit your ongoing needs. We will put you first, every step of the way, always treating you as our biggest client.
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HOW WE WORK
A highly skilled team dedicated to your success
Our dynamic, enthusiastic team is serious about delivering research solutions that put you first. We bring together a vast collection of experts from various fields, with collective experience in industrialised, middle- and low-income countries.
Expert advice â€“ no matter where you are
To help you grow a superior product portfolio, we have a global network of consulting experts in healthÂ & research institutions and individual consultants who bring together a broad spectrum of expertise in health, policy, economics, development and operational research.
Scientifically robust research solutions with a personal touch
Our personal approach means that you can talk to us at any time. We will guide you through every step of the process. You will gain a clear understanding of the full potential value of your healthcare technologies supported by a robust scientific approach.
On time, within scope and within budget
Project management is a key component of our commitment to you. To facilitate timeous projectÂ completion, all projects are mapped out on a web-based project management tool. This allowsÂ you to follow progress, view responsibilities, and engage in all project related communications.
Our project leaders are adept at managing multi-country projects that involve skilled coordination and guidance. To guarantee on-going quality control, each project is carefully strategised and mapped againstÂ a defined time-line. For major assignments, an advisory committee of independent experts convene to provide guidance. No matter how big or small the project, our work guarantees quality.
WHAT SETS US APART?
THE TCD-OR TREE
We chose the image of a tree to represent us. Why? Because trees benefit humanity in many ways and we aspire to do the same.
Our passionate people form the base of our business. We are grounded by common values, which are: passion for people, integrity, robust science, quality and innovation and passion for a sustainable future through a new world company. By holding hands, we partner with you to provide a solid foundation for your product portfolio. You can find shelter in our personal approach and peace of mind in our knowledge of the industry. Together we are empowered to base healthcare decisions on what benefits humanity; let our work and actions support this cause!
LATEST NEWS & RESOURCES
Mark is diagnosed with stage III colon cancer and is informed of several treatment options by his doctor. As Mark is not medically-trained, he does not have the medical knowledge or knowledge of new trends in treatment to decide what treatment option is the best for his specific circumstances (family history of colon cancer, 55 […]
Consider the following scenario. Before entering your career, you probably took a course or two, studied for a few years and obtained a degree or even a post-graduate degree. That qualification provided you with a sound theoretical background. However, the real learning only took place when you finally started working in the industry. There is […]
Due to popular demand, TCD Outcomes ResearchÂ has decided to present a Training Session as a follow up to the Workshop we held in July. We are honoured to invite you toÂ this full day Training Session. The Funder Mindset: Insight into the funder’s world – Training Session.Â Date: Thursday,Â 12Â October 2017 Time: 09:00 â€“ 16:00 Venue:Â Radisson Blu […]
At the foot of the Paardeberg Mountain, where the early morning mist hovers between the oak trees and vineyards until the sun appears, youâ€™ll hear the bustling sounds of eager hands working to create handmade paper embedded with seeds. On the farm, Wyngaardt, the Growing Paper Company team creates a beautiful collection of seed-paper products. […]
The question is often raised, as to why medical schemes do not pay for certain benefits. Members pay their contributions, but where does this go? What is risk pooling or cross subsidisation? TCD Outcomes Research (OR) realised that indeed there is a gap in understanding this concept and so an idea was born â€“ to […]
John received chemotherapy for colon cancer. The chemotherapy drug that he used, however, was not effective for him. He also experienced severe nausea and diarrhoea when using this chemotherapy. He speaks to another patient treated at the same hospital, who has the same type of colon cancer and who received the same chemotherapy. For this […]
Responsibilities: Manage all Internal & external communications â€“ Ensure all messages are communicated internally & externally through the best media. Create, implement and/or oversee internal and external communications programmes, that describe and promote the organisation and its products. Writing/producing press releases. Managing & compiling internal and external newsletters. Manage, create and implement all marketing material […]
TCD Outcomes Research will be hosting a number of workshops over the next few months. The first in the series will be focused on the Medical Scheme Perspective. We are honoured to invite you to the first of this series of workshops, titled: The Funder Mindset: Insight into the funder’s world.Â Date: Thursday,Â 13 July 2017 […]
The inauguration of the Center for Research and Education in Women’s Health (CREWH) took place in Erbil, Iraq â€“ Kurdistan on the 24th of May 2017 under the patronage of Hawler Medical University and the ministry of health (MoH). The CREWH is part of Hawler Medical University and works towards improving women’s health across the […]
Following from our previous blog â€œHow data influences decision-making in the health care industryâ€, we are relooking the scenario of John. John is diagnosed with stage III colon cancer and is informed of several treatment options by his doctor. As John is not medically-trained, he does not have the medical knowledge or knowledge of new […]
THE TCD GROUP
Founded in February 2000, initially as a niche African CRO focused primarily on regulatory and monitoring services, our services broadened with the addition of contract auditing in 2008 followed by integration of previously outsourced medical advisory, clinical data management and biostatistical services, enabling an in-house full-service offering since early 2013.
TCD eClinical Solutions (Pty) Ltd is an eClinical Solutions Company conceptually launched in 2012 to provide EMR (Electronic Medical Records) & EDC (Electronic Data Capture) solutions within clinical research, eliminating the problems inherent to paper-based data collection methods.