As the clinical research industry evolves and more and more clinical trial processes go electronic, the use of technology is becoming an increasingly large component of the Clinical Data Manager job description. This process started with the advent of electronic data capture (EDC) years ago, and continues today as platforms such as eSource, CTMS, and eTMF - not to mention the much-buzzed-about developments in the mHealth arena - see wider adoption throughout the industry. But while the speed and efficiency that eClinical tools deliver is exciting, they also have day-to-day implications for data managers that have caused growing pains and even some anxiety.
With this in mind, the most essential responsibility of technology providers is to minimize the burden of change for those who use their solutions. Data managers must be able to identify a solution that offers the benefits of clinical trial technology without imposing cumbersome disruption to their processes. That’s why Medrio prioritizes user-friendliness and simplicity above all else, and why regulatory compliance is front-and-center in our operations. Here are three essential things for data managers to look for - and for technology providers like us to deliver - as clinical trial technology becomes more prevalent and diverse.