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eClinical Forum releases eSource-Readiness Assessment (eSRA) V2019
We are happy to announce an updated release of the eSRA (eSource Readiness Assessment) Handbook and Assessment Form. This 2019 version is an update, based on updates to FDA, EMA, PMDA and ICH regulatory documents. We encourage all Sponsors to use this assessment to assist in determining if data that originated in an investigator site system is suitable for inclusion in a clinical trial. We encourage all Investigator Sites to use this assessment tool and provide the resulting report to all Sponsors they are working with, thus avoiding the need to complete different assessments for each Sponsor. Full details of what this valuable tool provides can be found in the eSRA Handbook.
Click on the tab in the top-right of this website (www.eclinicalforum.org) "eSource Readiness Assessment (eSRA)".
Birds-of-a-Feather Webinar: Patient Engagement: Techniques, Tools and Technologies
Facilitator: David Stein, D. Bartley Consulting
Opening Statements: Jeff Lee, President, eCOA & Patient Engagement, CRF Bracket and Martin Collyer, “Patient Engagement” Consultant
Duration: one hour (offered at UTC 1300 and UTC 1900) Note: Sydney AU will be at 6am local time on 28-March.
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eCF North America Spring Meeting 2019
The North American Spring Meeting was held at Boehringer-Ingelheim in Ridgefield CT on April 8-10 2019. Attendees were from Actigraph, Allergan, Astellas, Bioverativ, Boehringer-Ingelheim, Bristol-Myers Squibb, BSI Business Systems Integration, Cardinal Solutions, Cenduit, CRF Bracket, CSL Behring, Diligent Pharma, eClinical Solutions, Eli Lilly, ERT, Health Quest, ICON, Merck & Co., Neptunus Data, Novartis, Pfizer, Target Health, Veeva and West Connecticut Health Network. The meeting was rated by the attendees as 4.8/5.0 with comments "Great Forum again! Relevant topics and participants are SMEs or at least willing to share experiences.", "You get better every year! This was a STELLAR meeting -- Great faciliticies, events and attendees/presenters!", "Excellent meeting. It was my first eCF meeting but I hope to attend many more. Great group. I learned a great deal.", :Awesome meeting!" Slides and meeting output are available to members -- please contact email@example.com.
See you at our next meeting hosted by Pfizer in Peapack, NJ on Oct 14-16 2019!
BoF Round-Table Discussion Webinar: ePRO Data Changes
Facilitator: Tom Haag, Cardinal Solutions Consulting
The use of ePRO in clinical studies presents an interesting challenge when data recorded by patients and site staff needs to change from initial entry. To the uninitiated, it would be logical to assume that once data is entered, it is never changed. Or at the very least, the data is cumulatively recorded in 21 CRF Part 11-compliant audit trails. This interactive discussion will focus on the data integrity and custody controls required by regulators, for changes that occur more often that we might think.
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Birds-of-a-Feather Round Table Discussion: U.S. National Patient Identifier (NPI) and its Impact to Clinical Trials
Presenter/Facilitator: Ken Light, Clinscape
In 1996, HIPAA legislation called for the development of a national patient identifier system that would give each person in the United States a permanently assigned, unique number to be used across the entire spectrum of the national healthcare system. That project was never funded by congress, but just last year (June, 2019) Congress voted to appropriate $99 billion dollars to an HHS bill that included creation of a National Patient Identifier.
Ken will review this topic, and oversee a group dialog around the benefits, challenges, and impact related to healthcare and clinical trials.
eCF Autumn 2020 Virtual Workshop Planned
Following the success of our Spring Virtual Workshop (see article below), we are now planning for an Autumn 2020 Virtual Workshop. This will replace face-to-face meetings in Asia, Europe and North America due to continued concern for our members safety during the Covid-19 pandemic. It is our hope that we will be able to resume face-to-face workshops in 2021 as our members have expressed their desire to get back to "getting together" in person once it is appropriate to do that, as they say "nothing can replace the networking and comeraderie of an eCF face-to-face meeting".
The Autumn 2020 Virtual Workshop will build on our success, learnings, and suggestions for improvement from the Spring Virtual Workshop. We plan to have more interactive sessions, more sessions that are regional-based to allow a better time-of-day for most participants, have some global sessions to allow for the valuable global interaction, and spread it over a full week with a few hours/day. We are currently in the planning stage and welcome suggestions to discussion topics via firstname.lastname@example.org as well as considering all suggestions submitted with the Spring workshop evaluations.
Please mark your calendars for Oct 12-16 2020 ... and stay tuned for more detailed information as we develop it!