October 29, 2015

More than 550 Global Clinical Research Sites Share their Capabilities, Attitudes and Expectations for Technology Systems in the 2015 DrugDev Site Survey

KING OF PRUSSIA, PA and LONDON, UK (PRWEB) October 29, 2015 – Clinical trial investigators worldwide want technologies that make it faster, easier and less expensive to find patients and conduct clinical trials, reports an annual survey conducted by DrugDev. 572 investigators from nine countries (Argentina, Australia, Brazil, France, Germany, India, South Africa, the United Kingdom and the United States) provided detailed answers regarding the current use and future expectations for clinical technologies. Results were published in the October issue of the DIA Global Forum. Click here to read the entire report.

Highlights from the survey:

  • Globally, 80% of investigators reported that all staff had access to a computer for clinical data collection though WiFi was available in exam rooms for less than 80% of sites.
  • Sites most frequently use a desktop computer for data collection (85%); use of mobile/tablets was significantly lower (<15%).
  • Investigators rated e-signature as the technological advancement most likely to become Gold Standard in the next 3 years and offer a decrease in investigator burden.
  • Use of electronic medical records (EMR) varied greatly between countries (21% in South Africa, to 67% in the US). The market for EMR systems was extremely fragmented, thus posing potential challenges for consistent use of EMR in clinical operations. Survey co-authors Elisa Cascade, President of DrugDev Data Solutions, and Claire Sears PhD, DrugDev Director of Investigator Engagement, report, “Adopting new technology is crucial if the pharmaceutical industry is to make measurable improvements in speeding study start-up, streamlining clinical trial data transmission, and overhauling how studies are monitored, but it also is crucial that sites are seen as partners in the development and implementation of new trial technology.” The survey responses contain insights into the level of communication, effort and investment needed by sponsors, CROs and sites to achieve mainstream adoption of clinical technologies. In addition to DIA Global Forum, leading pharma industry magazines have written about the DrugDev Site Survey, including:

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