The Association of Clinical Research Professionals

Webinar Replay—Innovative Approach of Using EHR Data to Improve the Speed, Efficiency, Quality and Costs of Conducting Clinical Trials


  • Tracy Ohrt, MS, CCRA, CCRA, Clinical Project Manager, Optum, Life Sciences, Digital Research Network
  • Stephanie Abbott, Pharm D., Research Director, Western Washington Medical Group

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Session Replay Expires March 25, 2024.

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The intent of this webinar is to describe how a research site’s electronic health record (EHR) data can be used to precisely identify potential subjects from their patient population, reducing the recruitment and screening effort and accelerating the time to completion of enrollment. The presenters will describe how the use of eConsent to enroll patients from their home, the collection of relevant real world data extracted from the EHR, and loading it into the electronic data capture system eliminated the need for scheduled study visits and manual data entry. Additionally, by using the eSource for the study, the need for source data verification was eliminated, thereby reducing the effort and costs associated with conducting clinical trials. An Optum representative and a site principle investigator from Western Washington Medical Group who worked on the study will describe their experience using this innovative approach to clinical research.

Upon completion of this Webinar, attendees should be able to understand and identify:

  1. Understand how EHR data can be used to identify potentially eligible subjects and can be leveraged to collect Real World Evidence (RWE)
  2. To illustrate how patients can be supported through decentralized clinical trials by utilizing the essential care recorded in the EHR
  3. Describe how these processes can reduce the effort and costs associated with conducting clinical trials