The extreme workload of research coordinators is well documented in the clinical research industry. Clinical Research Coordinators (CRCs) are often tasked with clinical care and administrative duties – like budget negotiation and data entry into electronic databases. This intense workload frequently impacts the timeliness of data entry and safety reporting.
Rachel Silver-Kessler, Director of Clinical Support Services for IMARC Research, has published a new whitepaper on how remote clinical research coordinator support for data entry could potentially decrease costly delays in data submission, increase compliance, and increase safety event reporting, ultimately helping to bring innovative products to market sooner.
The impact of decreased timeliness of data reporting is a well-documented issue. Sites that fall behind in this area effectively hold data hostage from the sponsor/CRO. Delayed data entry can lead to a host of issues that require extra resources to manage and may increase study costs. To date, leveraging electronic health records to remotely input data into electronic data capture systems to reduce the data entry responsibilities of clinical research coordinators has not been adequately assessed.
Please take time to review IMARC’s newest whitepaper and share your thoughts on how remote CRC support might be a viable solution to help offset the workload of busy research coordinators and improve research timelines.