Subjects (also called as patients) form vital link in clinical trials. They send their observations (readings). Major part of the data contained in clinical trials is the data received from the patients. This data observed by the patient himself is sent by him through various available electronic media. This self-reported data is increasingly playing a key part in clinical trials because it is directly received from the source and is cost economic. Different parameters and activities in this area are:
- The efficacy and quality of life assessment
- Patient recruitment
- Safety information
- Medical compliance monitoring
Clinical Biometrics has a suite of softwares called as e-PRO Solutions that caters extensively to this requirement and is successfully used worldwide in major therapeutic areas for supporting clinical trials of all sizes and complexities. The e-PRO Solutions offered by Clinical Biometrics allow collection of data through any available electronic media, such as, IVR, Web, PDA or Tablet and offer complete flexibility to patients for reporting.
IVR (Interactive Voice Response): IVR platform supported by e-PRO Solutions enables data to be delivered by using the subject’s own telephone, making it highly cost-effective and at the same time easy to deploy.
Web / IWR (Interactive Web Response): The e-PRO Solutions allow the patients to use any PC and Internet to send the data.
PDA / Tablet: The devices, such as, PDA or a Tablet can also be best utilized for sending the data by selecting specific characteristics of the protocols supported.
Key features of the electronic media support are:
- Utilising any of the available resources
- User friendly environment
- User training not required
- Real-time access
- No data loss