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Direct Data Capture (DDC) and Paperless Clinical Trials

March 25, 2019

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There is a lot of buzz about telemedicine and virtual clinical trials, as well as the elimination of the requirement to maintain source records for clinical trials in paper format; and yes, replacing this requirement with source records maintained in electronic format. Separate from the integration of mobile devices with the clinical trial enterprise, for which we have several active programs, there is still the need to collect clinical trial data at the time of the patient encounter.

Our patented web-based solution “System and method for collecting, processing, and storing discrete data records based upon a single data input,“ was first issued in 2011. Currently, FDA, EMA and Australian regulators have approved marketing applications for products using this web-based (BYOD), direct data capture (DDC) solution. Target e*CTR® (eClinical Trial Record), allows the clinical sites to maintain study specific electronic source records based on patient encounters, as well as those sourced from the electronic medical/health records. Operationally, these records can now reside in one database under the exclusive control of the clinical investigator, even across studies and sponsors.

There are no paper records when we do modern day banking, so why not clinical research.

Just give it a try and there will be no going back.

Direct Data Capture (DDC) and Paperless Clinical Trials

For more information about Target Health, contact Warren Pearlson (212-681-2100 ext. 165). For additional information about software tools for paperless clinical trials, please also feel free to contact Dr. Jules T. Mitchel. The Target Health software tools are designed to partner with both CROs and Sponsors. Also visit the Target Health Eating Website to see all of the fantastic recipes since 2012.

Joyce Hays, Founder and Editor in Chief of On Target

Jules Mitchel, Editor

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