If you are working in clinical trials in any capacity, you know the way we do studies has changed dramatically over the last few years. Technology that allows us to collect data from a list of sources that continues to grow every day means we are swimming in huge amounts of data. Some might argue they are drowning in data, so much data that they can’t possibly mine value from all of it. Why is this the case for many research teams? Poor interoperability between technologies and their associated software.
It seems like every new or innovative method for data collection comes with its own specialized software application or platform. If you picture a large, late-phase, global clinical trial designed to pull data from a combination of site-based and remote collection strategies, you could easily find researchers having to interact with 20-plus different applications. Most of these applications were built to work seamlessly with a companion data collection technology. Few of these were built with any consideration at all for how their software would work with the multitude of other applications that could be used.
The Cost of Low Interoperability
Research teams are stressed enough managing patients and analyzing study data. They don’t have time to spare trying to manually pull data from multiple sources and apply standardized formatting. They need to be able to focus on higher value tasks like engaging with patients to prevent dropouts. The lack of interoperability between systems also adds time to the study itself – any time spent fighting with technology just pushes database lock further out.
One System to Rule Them All
When designing a platform that would provide the best possible experience for users, we knew that it 1) had to be feature-rich so that users could accomplish as much as possible within the platform and, 2) it had to be able to grab data from any source without adding burden. That is how we built TrialKit.
Do a Lot, and Do It Simply
TrialKit helps researchers address the full gamut of study performance. With solutions for all clinical trial stakeholders, the platform provides comprehensive, end-to-end solutions. The value of keeping everything on one platform cannot be overstated. It ensures that all data is up-to-date, regardless of the role of the person viewing it. This eliminates the need for manual updates or emails letting everyone know that changes have been made. Not only is this a significant time savings, it also removes problems that could pop up when those important update emails are missed. TrialKit, because of its flexibility and ease of use, allows researchers to quickly and cost-effectively mobilize a top-tier, cloud-based platform for all of its study needs, including EDC, eSource, eCOA, eConsent, eTMF, CTMS, RTSM, Medical Coding, virtual visits and more. Creating reports is simple using the platform’s library of standard reports and the easy-to-read performance metrics make project management and executive oversight convenient.
TrialKit also adopts a low-or-no-code approach to study design. This makes it easy for you to build out your study and scale it from one data source to as many as you want. Quickly build a system that can pull data from the broadest possible array of sources (EDCs, EHRs, disease databases, ePROs, wearable devices, etc.) and distills everything into a format you can use right away, all in one place. Save time and money both on the front end – there’s no need for deep coding expertise as you build your study out – and on data management.
Playing Well with Others
Open API architecture makes interoperability happen with TrialKit. While some vendors might offer restrictive tools to try to keep customers within their little universe of tech and support, we built TrialKit to set researchers free. It is your data – you should be able to access all of it as easily as possible. Further, TrialKit helps you overcome interoperability challenges while maintaining complete control over your data. You don’t have to buy into an additional service agreement, or contract with an additional third party to access your data.
Making Strong Choices
Selecting eClinical technology partners is not easy. The platform you choose needs to give you the flexibility to select any study design and any data capture strategy, as well as allow you to easily make changes to your studies when needed. This means you can more easily scale your technologies across all of your studies. We believe that the most valuable eClinical platform providers are focused on giving users an easy path to scale their studies however they like while maximizing interoperability. Choosing a system that does these things well means that researchers no longer need to settle for using multiple, disparate systems.
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