In the past 50 years, since the onset of the digital age, the world has been transformed by technology. In the last decade, we’ve seen technology further disrupt the way we shop, communicate, and get from point A to point B.
There’s no question that technology is continuously becoming more embedded throughout the clinical development process. The use of electronic data sources is no exception. More systems, processes, files, storage, and approvals are moving away from paper-based methods and toward applications that utilize electronic sources of data.
329 respondents from sponsor organizations were asked to share their thoughts about a variety of current trends in the clinical development space. Responses were analyzed by company size to understand how perspectives of respondents at large sponsors (those spending over $1B annually on R&D) differ from those at non-large organizations.
For this study, Industry Standard Research (ISR) collected both qualitative and quantitative data. Qualitative telephone interviews were used to gain insight into mHealth expert viewpoints, while a quantitative, internet-based survey was used to collect hard data on familiarity with mHealth, anticipated implementation, and usage rates in recent or soon-to-be conducted clinical trials.