Worldwide Clinical Trials manages all phases of complex clinical trials for its customers around the globe. Until 2012, it used an in-house clinical development software solution to set up clinical databases to record and analyze trial data. Modifying or updating the system required personnel with coding and development skills. In addition, implementing revisions—amended versions of the clinical database—to trial protocols took time that could interrupt data input and reporting, and slow down trial completion.
Desiring to keep its focus on its core competence, senior management at Worldwide Clinical Trials sought a clinical development solution that would not require a large programming team to manage. It wanted a versatile system that it could use for all trial phases, and for complex, multinational and multisite trials.
Worldwide Clinical Trials found the answer in the IBM Clinical Development solution from Watson Health. In 2012, the company began using the IBM Clinical Development CDMS for electronic data capture (EDC) and all other aspects of clinical data management.