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November 10, 2014 07:05 ET

Electronic by Default: Why Paper Is No Longer the Gold Standard of Data Capture in Clinical Trials, Live Webinar Hosted by Xtalks

TORONTO, ON--(Marketwired - November 10, 2014) - The webinar will argue that it is time for the industry to move beyond this mind-set. Not only do the electronic media match the capabilities of paper, but there are capabilities unique to electronic media which allow data capture to be engineered in ways that are not possible using pen and paper. Join speakers Paul O'Donohoe, Director of Health Outcomes at CRF Health and Paul Margerison, Lead User Experience Designer at CRF Health, for a live broadcast on Tuesday, November 18, 2014 at 11am EST (4pm GMT).

Clinical Trials have traditionally collected data from patients by using the most ubiquitous technology of all: the pen and paper. While the use of electronic patient reported outcomes (ePROs) is becoming widespread, and ePROs are seemingly well accepted by regulators and the industry as a whole, there still seems to be an implicit sense of paper being the gold-standard when it comes to questionnaire design. Consequently questionnaires continue to be written with the unique properties, and limitations, of pen and paper in mind.

The speakers will argue that it is time for the industry to move beyond this mind-set. Not only do the electronic media match the capabilities of paper, but there are capabilities unique to electronic media which allow data capture to be engineered in ways that are not possible using pen and paper.

Embracing the new media actually changes the type and quality of data that can be gathered, while improving the quality of data captured under existing paradigms. The new media offer a chance to think creatively. New research territory is opening up, and it falls to the disciplines of study design and instrument design to explore it. By treating electronic media as the primary platform, and looking afresh at how data capture is devised and executed, the industry will likely see trials harvesting more complex data, more reliably, and faster than was ever possible before.

To learn more about this event visit: Electronic By Default: Why Paper is No Longer the Gold Standard of Data Capture in Clinical Trials.

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