CRF Health, a global provider of eCOA solutions for the life sciences industry based in Plymouth Meeting, Pa., has inked an agreement with EuroQol to launch the EQ-5D web system on its TrialMax Web software platform. CRF Health has become the first eCOA provider to be granted permission to host the EQ-5D web version for use in clinical trials. CRF Health now is uniquely positioned to provide a single solution for eCOA that combines the benefits of EQ-5D to make data collection faster and optimize the valuation of health outcomes.
CRF Health now can implement the various EQ-5D products across its complete set of eCOA software solutions, including TrialMax Touch, TrialMax Slate and TrialMax Web, creating advanced and flexible systems that deliver the highest quality insights into respondents' health status. The EQ-5D was developed as a standardized, non-disease specific instrument for describing and valuing health-related quality of life, generating the most useful insights into overall changes in health. CRF Health now will be able to offer its customers these unique benefits in a single solution, saving time and improving the usability of implementing both these solutions in a trial for patients.
Karl McEvoy, manager, Health Outcomes, CRF Health, said, "We have developed our portfolio to deliver single solutions that offer the greatest flexibility for our customers in adapting to different study requirements. The inclusion of the EQ-5D web version into our systems takes this to the next level and ensures that customers are provided with a standalone resource that makes the EQ-5D instrument more accessible and contributes considerable time-saving efficiencies. This not only will help to streamline data collection in clinical trials, but provides a means for researchers to collect and process data quickly, accurately and reliably in one place."