Electronic data capture (EDC) is helping CROs as well as pharmaceutical companies accomplish maximum efficiency when it comes to conducting analysis, structuring a database, and managing data for clinical trials. Such digital tools can substantially reduce the time that would be spent if done with a paper-based or traditional method. On average, it’s found that EDC cuts 41% of pre-study preparation time – time that would otherwise be spent on producing and designing paper CRFs.
Here, we discuss some of the most important benefits of EDC clinical trial systems.
Every modern EDC has a number of tools to ensure data quality. For example:
- Numerical data validation
- Remote monitoring
- Medical coding
- Auto checks
Thanks to the electronic trial data collection system, auditing the clinical study process online through computers have become possible. Thus, it’s easy to identify bottlenecks at various stages of clinical data gathering.
Cost Saving of Electronic Data Capture in Clinical Trials
On-site monitoring is a costly process in clinical trials. The more sites and countries engage in the trial, the more CRAs are required for monitoring. Every CRA requires payment per hour – and don’t forget about the travel expenses. Consequently, the total cost of the project increases by a huge margin.
Most of the clinical trial procedures are automated by an electronic trial data capture system. Thus, the total cost of a clinical trial is far lower compared to conducting a study without an EDC system.
Using EDC, the main part of the monitoring process can be completed remotely. CRA oversees every completed CRFs in the system. If there’s a problem, the CRA reports it to the investigator.
In addition, remote monitoring takes around two hours and doesn’t require any business trips. In addition, don’t forget about the profits companies lose as a result of drug development prolongation. Since qualified data management makes market authorization faster, companies can avoid this loss while speeding up the return on investment.
Use an EDC system if you’re looking to save time. Once all the data has been collected, preparation and refinement for statistical processing don’t take a lot of time. Although paper-based initiation is fast, the main delay occurs during structuring, cleaning, and refinement.
ClinicalPURSUIT’s electronic data capture software for clinical trials offers exceptional return on investment
With ClinicalPURSUIT’s EDC clinical data management software, our clients typically see improvement in the following areas:
- Lower ongoing training and support costs
- Lower training and implementation costs
- Improve time to ramp up, and more!
Get in touch with us now for more information on our EDC clinical trials systems!