From Clinical Leader comes a very timely article on the state of interoperability within clinical research
Clinical Trials today can benefit tremendously as a result of the value produced from integration with EMR systems, leveraging Real World Data and Real World Evidence, and the adoption of eSource!
“Three decades ago when I entered the profession of clinical research, our workplace equipment extended to typewriters, white-out, mimeographs, hand-written documents, rubber erasers, pens, label makers, and fax and copy machines. Rows of massive, locked, fire-proof filing cabinets storing millions of papers for a nationally funded research program lined record rooms, hallways, and every spare corner of the offices. Most of us felt rewarded when we could use a typewriter with a correction key despite one’s typing skills being firmly judged by the illegible mistakes in the carbon copies.”