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Advances in Clinical Trials- ‘Faster and Better’

14 Oct 2021
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm


MedCity and NIHR are organising their inaugural event to promote collaboration between companies and NHS Foundation Trusts to demonstrate ‘the art of the possible’ and to promote shared learning between those sites that are already engaged in novel ways to conduct trials.

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Clinical trials are a fundamental tool used to evaluate the efficacy and safety of new drugs and medical devices and other health system interventions.

The concept of a “digital clinical trial” involves leveraging digital technology to improve participant access, engagement, trial-related measurements, and/or interventions, enable concealed randomized intervention allocation, and has the potential to transform clinical trials and to lower their cost.

This is an opportunity to learn about the advances in technology being used to accelerate trials at hospital sites.

One of the biggest challenges for technology to solve is the immense amount of manual data entry currently required at any hospital involved in clinical research. Huge volumes of patient data need to be transferred between the hospital’s Electronic Patient Record (EPR/EHR) and the Electronic Data Capture (EDC) systems used by the researcher or pharmaceutical company to manage the trial. Currently this process is almost always manual, inefficient and open to transcription errors, which ultimately restricts our ability to trial and launch life-saving treatments for patients.

In this session we will be learning about innovative ways in which the huge burden of manual data entry can be reduced by technology that bridges the hospital’s Electronic Patient Record (EPR/EHR) and Electronic Data Capture (EDC) systems – often known as ‘EHR2EDC’

The symposium will feature perspectives from NHS Foundation Trusts, NIHR, The European Institute for Innovation through Health Data (i~HD),  as well as company case studies exploring the opportunities forEHR2EDC from AstraZeneca, Sanofi and IgniteData.

If you are part of a Research & Development team, join us and the global thought leaders in this space, in a discussion on the opportunities and challenges this presents.

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