Get Immediate Information with Direct Data Capture (DDC)

Success in clinical trials is founded in quality and timely data – from any source – for effective insight-based decisions. The only way to get this is by collecting data and information when it happens.

Get Immediate Information with Direct Data Capture (DDC)

Success in clinical trials is founded in quality and timely data – from any source – for effective insight-based decisions. The only way to get this is by collecting data and information when it happens.

The Problems Associated with EDC in Clinical Trials

Electronic Data Capture (EDC) trials make up the vast majority of trials. In these trials, hospital, proxy, and patient data collection, as well as other sources, are initially recorded in an electronic medical record (EMR) or in a paper research chart that includes protocol-specific information. Information from both the EMR and paper record is then manually transcribed into the EDC tool. It is this time-consuming, error-prone, EMR and paper-record transcription step that causes many problems.

Real-Time Data in Clinical Trials

Instant data, increased compliance, and more effective oversight is a departure from how trials have historically processed disparate data. Custom DDC designs improve clinical trial execution, produce cleaner data, and help ensure that documentation complies with regulations.

You get not only the needed case report form analysis data, but you also get audio, video, photos, handwritten notes, and anything you can scan or image. A single application consolidates everything from all sources into one data set, cleaned during the moment that matters (the patient visit), and uploaded to the portal in real time, ready to be reviewed remotely

Why Real-Time Data is Important

You need data in real-time so that you, your team, and your partners can make insight-based decisions.

These decisions can affect a number of areas including:

  • Site Performance
  • Patient Retention and Engagement
  • Anomaly Detection
  • Query Resolution
  • Feeds for your PV safety surveillance
  • Ensuring regulatory compliance

The Importance of Instant Data for Various Stakeholders

Real-time clinical trial data management has different effects on various stakeholders:

  • Gain immediate access to validated data
  • Accelerate recruitment and improve retention
  • Cut out monitoring charges for lower costs
  • Connect better with productive sites
  • Get automated site analytics and reporting
  • Speed up database lock
  • Know devices/wearables are part of the eSource ecosystem
  • Enter data once
  • Use virtual trial tools to recruit and retain patients
  • Validate data as you capture it
  • Use a single tool for eCOA and other trial data
  • Use a familiar document-based solution
  • Connect with patients easily
  • Enact secure televisits with direct data capture
  • Focus on source data review (SDR)
  • Eliminate source data verification (SDV) – one of the biggest burdens of study monitoring
  • Travel 70% less, doing all SDR remotely
  • Review source document audit trails and system logs with ease
  • Review home visit data right away
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