By Piero Bindi, Associate Director eCOA Library, IQVIA eCOA
When an individual or organization develops a clinical outcomes assessment (COA) it is usually intended for a specific application at a specific time. However, these assessments can hold significant long-term value – for both authors and patients.
Electronic clinical outcome assessments (eCOAs) are an important part of the clinical research environment. eCOAs provide investigators with a way to gather more data from the unique perspectives of patients, caregivers and site staff, which gives them deeper insight into their care journeys. And as sponsors shift to decentralized clinical trials (DCTs), eCOAs will become an effective way to capture data remotely throughout the trial.
This has created a unique opportunity for authors who want their assessments to impact a broader patient population. At IQVIA, we host a library that features more than 1300 assessments created by some of the greatest minds in the clinical landscape.