What is Electronic Data Capture?

By Tommy Jackson on April 1, 2019

When conducting a clinical trial, you know the importance of your data. Not only do you need to design your study well, but you also need to ensure that it is entered correctly and stored securely and that it remains accessible to each member of your study team. Electronic data capture (EDC) has come a long way in the field and now offers more seamless features to reduce human error, save time, and make data more readily accessible.

Electronic Data Capture Ends Transcribing Errors

One of the main issues that arise during a clinical trial is the cumbersome process of entering data correctly. In the past, this meant recording data on paper and eventually entering that information into a database. The process involved a lot of moving parts that could lead to errors during data input or transcribing. It also meant significant delays in accessing data.

Electronic data capture puts those issues in the past and significantly streamlines the process of recording and accessing data. Using an online platform, data is entered and securely stored. This eliminates the added steps associated with transcription, thereby reducing the probability of human error. It also saves your team time, affording you greater focus on the clinical aspects of your study.

The Future of Electronic Data Capture

Prelude Dynamics takes electronic data capture a step further by simplifying and streamlining the process. Using simple online forms that require very little training, all members of your study team can input data into a secure database. Each entry is visible and updated in real time, so you have instant access to your data in its latest form.

Our team stands ready to assist you with the transition to our system. Training and data transfer are simple, and support is always available.

Make your clinical trial data management work for you. You get powerful data management in its simplest form, so your data is reliable and your processes streamlined. 

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