Survey shows significant adoption of web-based RTSM systems by clinical sites
Perceptive Informatics, an eClinical solutions provider and a subsidiary of Parexel International, has reported results of its Randomization and Trial Supply Management (RTSM) survey, which tracked the evolving use of interactive voice and web response technologies by investigative sites worldwide.
The survey polled professionals at nearly 300 investigative sites across the Americas, Europe and Asia. Results revealed a significant level of adoption of web- over voice-based versions of these technologies.
Used to randomize patients for study enrollment and manage various aspects of trial management, web-based RTSM systems provide investigative sites with the ability to collect and report on study data in real-time. According to the Perceptive Informatics analysis, this increased efficiency has provided a competitive advantage to sites in the selection process of clinical trial sponsors, who are seeking faster patient enrollment and a track record of high performance for global studies.
The Perceptive Informatics analysis showed that 65% of respondents worldwide use web-based RTSM systems to support clinical study execution. The Asia/Pacific region led all other geographies with the highest use of web- over voice-based systems, followed by Europe. In terms of the type of environment, 68% of hospital-based clinics and 61% of physician-based sites prefer web-based systems. According to the Perceptive Informatics survey, the top three reasons cited by respondents for their preference of web-based RTSM technologies include ease of use, speed, and convenience. Main uses of web-based RTSM technologies among investigative sites include drug accountability, identifying missing or damaged medication and making dose adjustments.
Sponsors are seeking to drive continuous process improvement in their clinical trial programs, and we have developed our eClinical solutions to support this goal. The results of this study are consistent with our commitment to advance flexible, web-based RTSM technologies,” said Nick Richards, vice president, product development, Perceptive Informatics. “By harnessing the power of web-based RTSM technology, sites can simplify their workflows and conduct study management activities more efficiently.”