In this white paper, author Takoda Roland, Associate Director of Clinical Operations at Sitero, a forward-thing CRO, discusses the benefits and implementation of eSource as a study manager for remote monitoring in clinical trials. The author highlights his firsthand experience with eSource, specifically using the CRIO platform, and its ability to streamline processes and increase efficiency for study teams.
Benefits of leveraging eSource
Roland emphasizes the efficiency gains achieved through eSource adoption. eSource significantly reduces the workload for research sites by simplifying data entry and providing a step-by-step process for each visit. eSource also minimizes errors and missed procedures through real-time data validation. This leads to improved patient visit times and reduced reliance on traditional monitoring methods.
Standardization of source data is identified as a key advantage of eSource. This ensures critical data points are captured and facilitates cross-site trend analysis.
Other eSource benefits included the ability for doctors to review patients’ charts remotely, reducing their burden and improving efficiency. Some sites even outsource EDC entry to offsite facilities, further enhancing productivity.
Leveraging eSource for Study Managers
While the advantages of eSource are evident for research sites, Roland argues that it offers even greater benefits CROs. The author recounts their efforts to implement remote monitoring leveraging eSource, which became a necessity due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Remote monitoring resulted in improved monitoring metrics, increased pages monitored per day, enhanced patient safety, and greater efficiency for CRAs who were no longer burdened by travel.
The full potential of eSource in transforming clinical trial monitoring is yet to be fully realized. Roland suggests that remote monitoring should become a standard component of every clinical trial. He also emphasizes the need for continued exploration and utilization of eSource in the future. Download the full case study complete insights.