Since a few years, the medical research field has been experiencing an increased supply and access of medical data. However the large amount of patients and their clinical data has significantly compromised the quality of the data. Take a look at the top four trends in clinical research data that enables high quality of information.
1) Real Time Data Collection:Now a days pharmaceutical and bio technological companies expect to get the data in real time as opposed to paper based case studies that need to be created months before hand. Advancement in technology has now paved way for the medical and pharmaceutical industries to collect vast quantities of real time data. This helps them to react quickly, assure patient’s safety and identify non-performing elements. This saves costs as well as time.
2) Patient-Focused Clinical Trial Trends: Clinical trials and researches require a lot of money because of its expensive infrastructure, resources and time. Experts now believe that we should start relying on patients themselves to provide any new data. This means embarking on off-site monitoring of patients through remote access that reduces the necessity of clinical sites. More technologically advanced device and data exchange through online means can contribute towards a greater and newer data collection.
3) Multiple Sources of Clinical Trial Data: The increasing sources of data and its flow are starting to present potential issues. Large quantity of data means clinical data conversion. The most effective way to convert data is integration and creating gateways between legacy systems that can be enabled through common standards.
4) DIY Trends in Clinical Research Data: The increasing complexity and the cost of vendor selection and implementation have paved the way for a self-service or do-it-yourself clinical research system. Now a days, pharmaceutical, medical and bio technology companies do not need to resort to technology stack. Low costing cloud based systems allow a clinical research services provider to write his own studies, build his own company-specific databases, create their own clinical research libraries and design their own reports and metrics. Clinical research practitioners do not need to make high IT investments to install sophisticated software solutions; now a days, you have access to subscription based software that provide you the “pay as you go” option which are more viable and cost effective.
These new technology has revolutionized the industry of clinical research and enables the systems to become more scalable and accessible from anywhere in real time.