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Study Startup: The Last Major Frontier In Automating Clinical Operations

Source: Oracle Health Sciences
Study Startup: The Last Major Frontier In Automating Clinical Operations

The industry has stepped up with various cloud-based solutions such as clinical trial management systems (CTMS), electronic data capture (EDC), and the electronic trial master file (eTMF)—all quantum leaps—yet lengthy cycle times, lasting nearly seven years,1 are still commonplace. A key reason is that they do not address the one part of a study’s lifecycle that strongly impacts the overall timeline of clinical trial conduct—study startup (SSU). As more stakeholders acknowledge that better SSU processes are essential for shorter clinical trial timelines, SSU has become the last major frontier in clinical trial automation, the final holdout where spreadsheet methodology still looms large, and where innovation is making a resounding difference.