Clinical Trial Management Software or CTMS has become a common feature of clinical trials. It is a centralized software system that helps researchers plan and manage a clinical trial. It also has integrated reporting and participant information management systems to help with result tracking, analysis, and follow-up.
Since its introduction in 2014, CTMS has quickly become an essential part of the research process, enhancing trial accuracy, efficiency, and overall process effectiveness. Hence, it isn’t easy to imagine what it would be like to return to researching without CTMS support.
Can Clinical Studies be Reliable without CTMS?
Knowing the answer to this question requires us to know how CTMS supports clinical trials. A pure CTMS is heavily concerned with the management of the trial itself. Therefore, it primarily involves timeline creation, tracking, financial management, billing compliance, etc.
It also contains integrative properties that transfer patient data from the trial to the CTMS for protocol review and monitoring.
Therefore, it would be inaccurate to claim that removing a pure CTMS based system from clinical trials would reduce reliability. The more realistic claim would be that removal would increase the clinical trial duration and make the trial more complicated.
When CTMS Affects Reliability
While we mentioned that removing CMS may not always reduce trial reliability, there are exceptions. Several modern CTMS systems can achieve far more than clinical trial management. For example, Clinical PURSUIT’s Intelligent EDC (Electronic Data Collection) system is an evolved technology that includes components of both EDC and CTMS.
Since EDC influences data accuracy and management protocols can improve its data collection, removing the software from the trial will make the research less reliable. Hence, you can also consider our systems the perfect research tool to improve your research reliability and efficiency.
A pure CTMS system may not always affect trial reliability, but hybrid versions of EDC and CTMS improve data accuracy and affect reliability scores. If you want to know more about our Clinical Trial Data Management Solutions, please contact our team.
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