In the past several decades, Electronic Health Record (EHR) systems have become the standard in documenting clinical care in the United States and many other countries, while Electronic Data Capture (EDC) systems have become standard in global pharmaceutical trials. Naturally, the industry has been highly focused on the tantalizing possibility of integrating EHR into EDC.
However, integration has been difficult, costly, and elusive, often involving long and protracted implementations at the health care provider level to connect the EHR to the EDC. These point-to-point integrations are very difficult to scale given the highly fragmented provider market and numerous EDC solutions, resulting in a nearly infinite combination of EHR-to-EDC integration possibilities.
Not only that, but EHR data is usually too inaccurate and incomplete to flow directly into the EDC. Instead, study teams often have to perform extensive curation of the data before entering into the EDC. Therefore, an EHR-to-EDC pipeline, by itself, is not a complete solution since it does not permit the Principal Investigator (PI) to perform the necessary reconciliation, and therefore cannot provide complete traceability between the two systems.
CRIO, in partnership with Pluto Health, has solved these two problems. Together, the two companies have developed a scalable program that integrates care support and research at the PI level, with EHR and care data flowing into the CRIO eSource system.
“Health Information & Clinical Research Integration: The Challenge” unpacks CRIO’s cutting-edge solution, an innovative Medical Records API developed through a partnership with Pluto Health. Download the full white paper to learn more.