New Technology Brings EHR Data to the Forefront of Clinical Research

“This technology will change the landscape of how we store – and more importantly – how we retrieve clinical research information…”

Crucial Data Solutions, Inc.™, together with strategic partner Zircon Technologies™, announce the official release of a software solution to accelerate the clinical trials process. Zircon Technologies’ platform, AccelEDC™, parses unstructured data from any EHR (Electronic Health Record) format or lab data from an existing eSource and populates it via web service in Crucial Data Solutions’ Clinical Studio® EDC (Electronic Data Capture) system as clean, structured data. Both AccelEDC and Clinical Studio provide users with a 21 CFR Part 11 and HIPAA compliant environment.

Oncotherapeutics, a contract research organization (CRO), has joined in the efforts to pioneer the use of this ground-breaking technology and experience first-hand how it will improve the time spent on data review. The oncology-specific CRO will be implementing AccelEDC at one of its sites in a pilot study in early 2018.

AccelEDC was created to conquer an ongoing challenge for clinical research coordinators (CRCs): source data verification. CRCs simply export PDF files containing data, text notes, and adverse events from an EHR system, and then anonymize them with the AccelEDC desktop app before uploading to Clinical Studio. CRCs can then view, edit, verify, and submit the rendered eCRF (electronic case report form).

This process, with minimal disruption to workflow, quickens the data verification and cleaning process at least tenfold and decreases possibility of errors. AccelEDC is particularly appealing to research teams who use several EHR systems; the application is capable of digesting data from most platforms used today, without any integration needed.

CRCs are also able to upload scanned or faxed documents to the application – a feature that is entirely unique to AccelEDC. The application allows study monitors to easily identify which line on the eCRF was filled out from the source document and make a direct comparison. Monitors can do this data verification completely remote. A difficult job requiring various site visits is now much easier without the need to verify data physically at study sites.

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