As pioneers in DDC technology, see how Clinical ink can eliminate EDC transcriptions and edit checks by capturing source data at the moment of inception.
Trials Powered by Direct Data Capture
The quality and timeliness of data capture drives the success of clinical trials.
Data – from any source, including data capture software – must be accessible, accurate, and traceable for effective insight-based decision making.
Direct Data Capture (DDC) technology is core to the Clinical ink eSource technology.
DDC eliminates paper source documents and transcriptions by recording data in real-time, in an electronic format using specialized data capture software—powering faster, higher quality clinical trial data.
DDC Versus EDC in Clinical Trials
Electronic Data Capture (EDC) trials make up the vast majority of trials. Hospital, proxy, and patient data collection across sources initially recorded in an electronic medical record (EMR) or in a paper research chart that includes protocol-specific information, are then manually transcribed into the EDC tool.
Traditional data capture is time-consuming, error-prone, and often requires Source Data Verification (SDV) that leads to trial delays and disruptions.
Clinical ink designed DDC technology that captures source data at the moment of inception. It eliminates the need for transcriptions and subsequent SDV.
DDC also collects and integrates audio, video, and images to be embedded with the data, delivering immediate, clean, digitized data for effective oversight.
DDC Technology Advantages
Part of Clinical ink’s eSource ecosystem, DDC technology enables ingestion of all incoming electronic data into a unified data platform to support analytics within and across studies.
Workflows simulating the clinician’s assessment process
Intuitive interface with data entry screens mirroring familiar documents
Capture of ad hoc notes, audio, image and video recordings
Automation gathering electronic audit trail
Algorithms preventing omission of fields or entry of incongruent, illogical, or inconsistent data
Functionality to ensure offline data capture when connectivity is unavailable
Prompts guiding through the protocol execution and completion of specific assessments
Configurable for local regulations on data protection to ensure regulatory compliance
Benefits of DDC Across All Stakeholders
Frequently Asked Questions
What is Direct Data Capture?
What is the difference between DDC and EDC?
What are the main benefits of using Direct Data Capture in my clinical research?
The primary benefits of using DDC in clinical research include:
- Real-time access to accurate data, facilitating timely decision-making
- Reduction in data errors through automated validation checks
- Enhanced patient engagement with user-friendly interfaces
- Compliance with regulatory standards
- Cost and time savings by eliminating manual paper processes