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Patient compliance is key in clinical trials, so
technology that improves compliance rates - for
example, gathering data quickly using wearables
instead of requiring the patient to visit a clinic - is a
win-win.
Today, as a director, I'm responsible for aligning
information from multiple sources, linking other
systems into our CTMS, and integrating and
managing all the data going in and out of the
system.
In the time I've been with Covance, we've
merged with many other companies, so I've
been involved in a lot of back-end efforts to
merge their CTMS systems with ours. Data is
data is data, but the data today is so much more
complicated than it used to be, with more
workflows that have to be brought into the new
environment.

Pharma's response to digital
disruption

The entire industry is realizing that it's on the
precipice of having to do everything differently.
A big part of that change is the expectation that
everything will be done as quickly and
conveniently as possible without sacrificing
quality. In the case of Covance, which conducts
clinical trials for pharmaceutical, biotech, and
medical device companies, our employees and
clients want to be able to access the CTMS via
their laptop, their smartphone, their tablet, even
their watch.
The industry is also conducting assessments of
emerging technologies so that we might take
advantage of what they can do. For example,
blockchain technology will let us track all
auditable data and see every bit of activity that
takes place, but we have to make sure all our
systems can handle it.

We're also discussing how to improve patient
recruitment and increase our focus on wearable
sensors.
Clinical trials in particular require a carefully
thought out technology road map. Trials can't
be changed quickly just to keep up with
changing technologies. Patient safety could be
compromised. So the areas in which digital
technologies currently have the greatest impact
on how Covance performs clinical research
include making the patient recruitment
experience as seamless as possible and making
it as easy as possible for patients to participate
in clinical trials. Patient compliance is key in
clinical trials, so a technology or multiple
technologies that improve compliance rates -
for example, gathering data using wearables
instead of requiring the patient to visit a clinic -
is a win-win.

Managing the evolution of CTMS

As technology changes, we're expanding our
CTMS both in terms of what we track and how
we track it.
The ability to import data from and share data
with other systems has completely changed the
game. In the past, a clinical research assistant,
working from a Word document, had to actually
retype data about trial subjects from each clinic
site into a tracking and approval system before
filing a report. Today, we track the core CTMS
data around each site visit. Every night, the
CTMS automatically pulls in information from
the electronic data system.

Data is data is data, but the data today is so much more
complicated than it used to be.
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