Although the role is not explicitly defined by regulators, nearly every clinical trial includes a medical monitor. Most teams can agree on the role’s primary responsibility: to protect patients’ safety throughout the course of a study. Beyond that, the job description varies widely, creating a degree of confusion in the industry—and an opportunity for medical monitors to redefine their role in a new era of tech-enabled, productivity-focused digital data analysis.
We call this redefined role the modern medical monitor. These professionals are able to balance their traditional responsibilities with a highly productive and distinctly modern data review methodology. They succeed by applying skills that weren’t required in their predecessors’ era, like an advanced knowledge of how to collect, structure, and analyze in-flight data using purpose-built software. As the volume and velocity of data generated during a clinical trial increases year over year, these skills have become vitally important in evaluating and advising on patient safety and data integrity. The modern medical monitor has likewise emerged as a vital member of the project team, helping to ensure a successful outcome.
Over the course of this white paper, we’ll explain what distinguishes this emerging role from its more traditional predecessor, and we’ll leave you with a keen sense of how to identify, hire, and empower a modern medical monitor to help your next study proceed toward submission more productively, and with greater data integrity, than ever before.