The Association of Clinical Research Professionals

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

This recorded webinar describes 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.

Presenters 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 describe their experience using this innovative approach to clinical research.

Upon completion of this continuing education program, participants should be able to understand and identify:

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

Approved for 1.0 ACRP Contact Hours | Expires March 25, 2024