Making eCOA Accessible For All Populations

Source: Signant Health, formerly CRF Bracket

It’s an interesting question when people ask, does eCOA support special populations better than paper. Some of the challenges in paper are positional. That if you have the diary and you have to write on it, you have to support it—how do you—where do you put it, how do you write on it, and if you’re out in public how do you prepare a diary. There are certain therapeutic areas where someone might actually be embarrassed or reluctant to perform something with handwriting. Ah, someone with a mobility impairment or a stability impairment—maybe such as Parkinson’s—for them to mark on a diary or to write a number on a diary might be very difficult and might also lead to later interpretation problems for data entry. With an electronic diary, we’re not asking for handwriting. In this video, Jery Grupp, Director Client Relations at CRF Health, discusses why eCOA is preferred by sponsors due to its unique features. 

Signant Health, formerly CRF Bracket