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Electronic Data Capture From a Paper Past to an Electronic Future

Study Coordinator A is an early adopter of technology on the cutting edge of the next-generation processes who is always eager to try something new. Study Coordinator B is a risk-averse, technological laggard who subscribes to the “if it isn’t broken, don’t fix it” mantra. Herein lies one of the fundamental reasons clinical trials — and, more broadly, the life-sciences industry — have been slow to adopt new technologies. Life-sciences industry experts agree that clinical trials are the largest bottleneck in the new drug development process. Technologies exist to relieve many of these bottlenecks, and yet broad, industrywide adoption of these technologies is still slow. One such technology is electronic data capture (EDC), the computerized collection of clinical study data. Although EDC has promised to be a silver bullet for improving trials for more than 20 years, industry…