Clinical trial sites, which provide patient care, are at the center of clinical trials. However, a crucial issue at the site level has been missed by technology intended to support trial operations: 75% of clinical research sites keep track of their clinical inventory using spreadsheets and paper.
A labor-intensive process that prevents clinicians from spending more time with their patients or on activities that might enable them to be reimbursed is caused by the fact that research sites lack visibility and control over the supplies sent to them. Ineffective clinical inventory management techniques can also result in supply waste, a lack of supplies when they are required, patient replacements, and regulatory risks.
This white paper aims to clarify this issue and quantify the negative effects of disconnected, manual, and ineffective clinical inventory management processes at research sites.