Featured Research

from universities, journals, and other organizations

Data indicates rising adoption of technology in Canadian clinical trials

Date:
December 18, 2009
Source:
Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario Research Institute
Summary:
A research team led by Dr. Khaled El Emam, the Canada Research Chair in Electronic Health Information at the CHEO Research Institute, evaluated the use of technology in Canadian clinical trials, and found that a significant proportion (41 percent) have moved away from collecting and managing trial data using only paper records.

A research team led by Dr. Khaled El Emam, the Canada Research Chair in Electronic Health Information at the CHEO Research Institute, evaluated the use of technology in Canadian clinical trials, and found that a significant proportion (41%) have moved away from collecting and managing trial data using only paper records.

Related Articles


In his study published in the Journal of Medical Internet Research, Dr. El Emam and his team found that during the 2006 and 2007 calendar years, there were approximately 950 clinical trials registered with sites in Canada. About half of these were funded by the pharmaceutical industry. Industry trials tend to be 3 to 4 times larger, on average, than academic trials. Less than 10% of Canadian trials target a pediatric population, which also tend to be significantly smaller than those targeting adult populations. Industry funded trials were more likely to be using electronic data capture (EDC) tools. There was no difference between pediatric and adult trials in terms of the use of EDC, but pediatric trials were using more sophisticated EDC systems.

Electronic data capture tools allow researchers to complete a trial in less time and with fewer errors than if they were using the old paper method to capture and process data manually before entering it into a computer.

"The adoption of technology to collect and manage data in clinical trials is increasing, but mostly for industry funded trials. Should academic trials continue to move in that direction, they are expected to gain efficiency and quality benefits." explained Dr. El Emam.


Story Source:

The above story is based on materials provided by Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario Research Institute. Note: Materials may be edited for content and length.


Journal Reference:

  1. El Emam et al. The Use of Electronic Data Capture Tools in Clinical Trials: Web-Survey of 259 Canadian Trials. Journal of Medical Internet Research, 2009; 11 (1): e8 DOI: 10.2196/jmir.1120

Cite This Page:

Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario Research Institute. "Data indicates rising adoption of technology in Canadian clinical trials." ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 18 December 2009. <www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2009/12/091218151331.htm>.
Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario Research Institute. (2009, December 18). Data indicates rising adoption of technology in Canadian clinical trials. ScienceDaily. Retrieved December 22, 2014 from www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2009/12/091218151331.htm
Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario Research Institute. "Data indicates rising adoption of technology in Canadian clinical trials." ScienceDaily. www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2009/12/091218151331.htm (accessed December 22, 2014).

Share This


More From ScienceDaily



More Computers & Math News

Monday, December 22, 2014

Featured Research

from universities, journals, and other organizations


Featured Videos

from AP, Reuters, AFP, and other news services

Can Bitcoin Survive 2015?

Can Bitcoin Survive 2015?

Newsy (Dec. 22, 2014) Bitcoin's stock has tumbled significantly this year, but more companies now accept it, leading supporters and critics alike to weigh in on its future. Video provided by Newsy
Powered by NewsLook.com
Touch-Free Smart Phone Empowers Mobility-Impaired

Touch-Free Smart Phone Empowers Mobility-Impaired

Reuters - Innovations Video Online (Dec. 21, 2014) A touch-free phone developed in Israel enables the mobility-impaired to operate smart phones with just a movement of the head. Suzannah Butcher reports. Video provided by Reuters
Powered by NewsLook.com
Building Google Into Cars

Building Google Into Cars

Reuters - Business Video Online (Dec. 19, 2014) Google's next Android version could become the standard that'll power your vehicle's entertainment and navigation features, Reuters has learned. Fred Katayama reports. Video provided by Reuters
Powered by NewsLook.com
After Sony Hack, What's Next?

After Sony Hack, What's Next?

Reuters - US Online Video (Dec. 19, 2014) The hacking attack on Sony Pictures has U.S. government officials weighing their response to the cyber-attack. Linda So reports. Video provided by Reuters
Powered by NewsLook.com

Search ScienceDaily

Number of stories in archives: 140,361

Find with keyword(s):
Enter a keyword or phrase to search ScienceDaily for related topics and research stories.

Save/Print:
Share:

Breaking News:

Strange & Offbeat Stories


Space & Time

Matter & Energy

Computers & Math

In Other News

... from NewsDaily.com

Science News

Health News

Environment News

Technology News



Save/Print:
Share:

Free Subscriptions


Get the latest science news with ScienceDaily's free email newsletters, updated daily and weekly. Or view hourly updated newsfeeds in your RSS reader:

Get Social & Mobile


Keep up to date with the latest news from ScienceDaily via social networks and mobile apps:

Have Feedback?


Tell us what you think of ScienceDaily -- we welcome both positive and negative comments. Have any problems using the site? Questions?
Mobile: iPhone Android Web
Follow: Facebook Twitter Google+
Subscribe: RSS Feeds Email Newsletters
Latest Headlines Health & Medicine Mind & Brain Space & Time Matter & Energy Computers & Math Plants & Animals Earth & Climate Fossils & Ruins