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The Stakeholder Benefits of EHR eSource in Clinical Trials

Efficiencies for sites & sponsors

At OpenClinica, we frequently write about the benefits of eSource EHR integration. That’s because it’s been, and continues to be, a game changer.

Just ask the clinical research coordinator and project director of an adaptive platform trial of repurposed therapeutics for patients hospitalized with a severe infectious disease

In our recent case study, How EHR eSource drives efficiencies across sites and sponsors, we detail the time and cost savings of EHR eSource integration. For example, Amy MK Rovitelli, Critical Care Research Coordinator at the University of Rochester, demonstrated that 60 minutes of manual entry decreased to five minutes of downloading source data.

That’s 60 minutes of manual transcription reduced to five minutes of downloading data.

The project director emphasized:

“Our study team loves the ease of clicking on a link and then a few more clicks to complete the data collection process – a process that formerly was all manual and very time consuming. Getting the data directly from the EHR has eliminated the data entry errors.”

More specifically, EHR to EDC integration delivered

Without a doubt, the work life of clinical research coordinators like Amy MK Rovitelli is much improved by EHR eSource integration. There are benefits that accrue to other stakeholders too.

From a strategic vantage point, the seamless integration of source data directly into the study’s case report forms and database offers a range of compelling advantages:

  1. Uninterrupted flow of timely data: eSource integration facilitates a consistent inflow of accurate data, empowering swift decision-making in the initial stages and expediting the path to market launch.
  2. Prompt identification of safety signals: By enabling early detection of potential safety indicators, this approach enhances patient well-being and safeguards their safety.
  3. Enhanced site-level efficiency: With reduced data entry tasks, research sites can allocate more resources to patient care and scientific exploration, optimizing their contributions to the study.
  4. Elevated morale among research staff: Automatic source data capture lessens the burden on research staff, mitigating burnout and ultimately fostering higher staff satisfaction and retention rates.

The overwhelming benefits to all clinical trial stakeholders are why we are calling 2024 the year of EHR eSource.

To download the OpenClinica case study, How EHR eSource drives efficiencies across sites and sponsors, click here.

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