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Xtalks Webinars

July 14, 2016 07:00 ET

Upcoming Webinar to Examine Digital Health and the Emerging Vital Role of Electronic Data Capture (EDC)

TORONTO, ON--(Marketwired - July 14, 2016) - On Thursday, July 28, 2016, at 11am EDT (4pm BST/UK), Xtalks will host a complimentary webinar featuring Ken Light, EVP of Transformation and Professional Services at OmniComm Systems and Jennifer Plumer, Pharma/CRO Lead at Validic, as the keynote speakers.

As technology continues to advance at an increasingly rapid pace, the clinical research industry has been more conservative in the adoption of new tools and innovations. However, mass adoption of technologies in favor of the transformative value proposition that such advances provide ultimately occurs. One such example in clinical research is with electronic data capture (EDC). First developed in the late 1980s, it took 20 years for EDC to truly take hold and become the standard approach to collecting patient CRF data. Since then, it has continued to evolve through methods like electronic patient-reported outcomes (ePROs) and has delivered tremendous value to research organizations by enabling a more accelerated review of higher-quality data, with significant resource efficiencies gained as well.

Another newer example of an innovation that stands to revolutionize clinical trial processes is digital health technologies. These technologies, including wearable fitness devices, in-home clinical-grade devices, sensors and health applications, collect meaningful patient-generated health data (PGHD) directly from trial participants at home and as they go about their daily activities. Today, sponsors are beginning to utilize digital health technologies to enable sponsors to streamline subject recruitment, remote patient monitoring, medication adherence and post-marketing research. However, given the transformative potential that these devices provide for clinical research and the robust infrastructure and services already in place to enable effective collection and management of PGHD, broader adoption of digital health technologies is occurring quickly.

In this webinar, Jennifer Plumer from Validic and Ken Light from OmniComm will discuss in greater detail the digital health market and the tremendous positive impact it can have for clinical research right now and in the coming years. The speakers will also explore EDC's vital role as the industry continues to move away from a traditional "manual data transcription" paradigm into the emerging "electronic direct source capture" paradigm, and help the audience assess to what extent their EDC provider is positioned to address the new landscape.

For more information or to register for this free webinar visit: Digital Health and the Emerging Vital Role of EDC

To learn more about OmniComm, visit, and to learn more about Validic, the industry's leading digital health platform, visit or follow @validic on Twitter.

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