By J.C. Wilson, Product Manager, IQVIA eCOA
Anyone who’s been involved in clinical research knows that hand-written patient assessments can be an important but frustrating part of the data collection and analysis process for both the patient and the sponsor.
Gathering patient reported outcomes through these assessments or diaries ensures the patient perspective is recorded as part of the trial data environment. It also gives sponsors relevant insights into patient behavior as well as the influence and efficacy of the treatment. But the manual methods often used to capture this data are cumbersome and rife with problems.