Cochrane is a global independent network of researchers, professionals, patients, carers and people interested in health. They are a not-for-profit organisation with contributors from more than 120 countries working together to produce credible, accessible health information that is free from commercial sponsorship and other conflicts of interest. They do this by producing reviews that summarize the best available evidence generated through research to inform decisions about health.
They were looking for a board software that could help them to see if it is possible to improve the systems they have in place at present, with an emphasis on improving the management of board papers.
Before the implementation, they had a manual, labour intensive system of producing board document packages, which involved stitching together all the individual board papers to create a master document, which is a single PDF.
They investigated options for board portal software and their cost to see whether there was value in adopting it for the Cochrane board.
After evaluating different board portals, they chose Convene because it works across all devices, it has the best offline usage on native apps which are available for Mac, Windows, iOS and Android, and it has a nice function for adding actions by creating sticky notes in documents.
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