Clinical trials are critical to developing new and better therapies for patients with chronic diseases. However, clinical trials are expensive and time-consuming and can often be cumbersome for researchers and patients.
People opt to use Software as a Service (SaaS) tools that help with data management, data collection and analysis methods. Using Saas increases clinical trial efficiency and benefits in the following ways.
Automation in Healthcare
In clinical trials, automation can help with data collection and processing and ensure that all protocol requirements are met. For example, automation can speed up trial completion in vaccine trials by allowing for greater sample throughput using fewer resources than traditional manual methods.
As per experts at Medable, decentralized vaccine trials(or DCV) refers to a design where the main trial sites are not located at one central location but spread across multiple locations (e.g., hospitals). This approach has some distinct advantages over centralized trials:
- It reduces costs because there are fewer study sites needed
- It allows more patients access to participation in research studies
- It makes it easier for physicians who may have never worked on these studies before to participate.
Data Management and Analysis
Big data is a term used to describe the large volume of information generated by people, organizations and technology. For example, it can be anything from customer transaction-level data to social media interactions and sensor readings. However, the amount of data collected today is growing exponentially, making it difficult for businesses to manage their information effectively.
AI can help with this issue by automating tedious tasks like data collection and analysis so that you can spend more time on other areas, such as training models or improving algorithms to create better prediction models for future events based on past experiences.
Blockchain technology has also had some positive impacts on clinical trials because it provides transparency into what’s happening behind the scenes during each step of a trial process without compromising patient privacy rights.
Prioritize Problem Solving Systematically
The problem-solving process is the inverse of the planning process. In the planning phase, you determine what you will do and how to execute it. For example, you do not have a plan in the problem-solving phase. Instead, it would be best if you decided what needs to be done to achieve your goal.
The first step in this stage is prioritization: figuring out where you should begin solving problems based on their importance and impact on achieving objectives. You can use any number of tools or techniques for prioritization (e.g., cost/benefit analysis). Once those critical issues have been identified, then it’s time for testing solutions.
SaaS is a perfect solution for clinical trials. It helps you organize and manage your data, improve patient care, and make better decisions about clinical trial design. The real benefit of SaaS is that it allows you to focus on what matters most, i.e., improving patients’ health.