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Direct Data Capture

Say Goodbye to SDV Headaches

Clinical research spans every corner of the world and is becoming increasingly digital, yet nearly 50% of the global population is still offline. For sponsors and studies that meet certain criteria, Medrio Direct Data Capture (DDC) paired with our Medrio Electronic Data Capture (EDC), can help teams overcome internet coverage challenges they face in the field. Our mobile tablet app captures data electronically at the source, even when teams are offline. Once you’re back online, sync your data directly to Medrio EDC for a paper-free, error-free, and most importantly, stress-free workflow.

Is DDC Right for Me?

DDC isn’t for every study. However, if you answer “yes” to each of these questions, it might be the right solution for you.

  • Is this your first time collecting study data digitally?
  • Does your data capture workflow require clinicians to move quickly from subject to subject, while capturing the same data for each subject?
  • Do you have the resources to invest in high-end technology?
  • Will your study require a 100% offline workflow in an area where there is truly no internet coverage?
  • Are you prepared to work closely with a Medrio DDC expert throughout the duration of your study?

If you’ve passed this test with flying colors, read on to learn more about how DDC can support your studies! If you’ve answered “no” to any of these questions, don’t worry – Medrio still has the right solution for you. Check out Medrio EDC, which also has offline data capture capabilities while offering the flexibility to handle more complex data capture workflows.

Meet Jack

Jack is responsible for collecting the same data from more than 50 patients at a rural study site with extremely limited wireless internet coverage. What’s more, he does it all manually. Clinicians move from patient to patient, laboriously recording data onto paper forms; then, team members enter it into his organization’s Medrio EDC system. Jack and his team work very hard, but despite their diligence, it’s still easy to make a mistake when transcribing data. To guard against errors, Jack’s colleagues must verify that each data point entered into Medrio EDC matches what originally appeared on the paper form. Jack (and his team) are stressed out and exhausted. They know there has to be a more efficient and accurate way to manage data capture at this research site.

Meet Jill

Jill is responsible for collecting the same data as Jack at a site with no internet coverage, but her team takes advantage of Medrio’s Direct Data Capture (DDC) mobile app. At the site’s remote location, Jill and her team use Medrio-provided tablets that capture data directly while offline, eliminating the use of paper forms. Once the tablets are back online, the data automatically transfers from the app to her organization’s Medrio EDC. That’s it. Jill’s team doesn’t have to worry about transcription errors or validating source data. If clinicians make a mistake, forget to report something, or enter a result outside of the acceptable range, Jill is automatically alerted. She works closely with a Medrio DDC expert to manage workflows and mid-study changes, ensuring that her data is always properly synced and adheres to the latest version of the protocol. Jill has all the data she needs—and then some—to stay on top of regulations and make sure her study is fully compliant. Jill is chill.

Our DDC Helps You (and Jill)

  • Collect data offline in locations with extremely limited or no internet coverage
  • Automatically sync your data to Medrio EDC once DDC is back online
  • Increase the efficiency of data capture with a simple user interface
  • Move quickly from subject-to-subject
  • Save valuable time by reducing headaches associated with source data verification (SDV)
  • Receive automatic alerts about possible data issues
  • Make mid-study changes autonomously and without downtime
  • Use your preferred device – iOS or Android 
  • Save money…and your sanity

A big plus about going live with Direct Data Capture is that multiple people can access patient charts at the same time.

Gina Pierce, Database Builder, Altus Research