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The State of the EDC and ePRO Market - Product Image

The State of the EDC and ePRO Market

  • ID: 2100853
  • April 2011
  • 158 Pages
  • Industry Standard Research (ISR)


  • Almac
  • CRF Inc
  • EDC Vendors:
  • ERT
  • ICOPhone
  • MORE

Market Dynamics and a Service Assessment of the EDC and ePRO Market

The pharmaceutical industry has typically been slow to adopt new data collection technology when it comes to clinical development. And to some degree this is understandable when you are working in a highly regulated industry where patient safety is the highest priority. Why change a proven process?

However, over the past decade we have witnessed the industry's almost total acceptance of electronic data capture (EDC) technology and the growing acceptance of electronic patient reported outcomes (ePRO) applications.

Respondents provided their satisfaction with product attributes like human-machine interface, technical support, EDC page load speed, ePRO reporting portal, and integration capabilities, just to name a few. You may be surprised to find that providers that rate high on brand familiarity and use are not necessarily those that garner the highest satisfaction ratings.
Report Content:

This report contains the following four sections.

1. High-level takeaways and implications - In this section we lay out what the data in this report is telling us and how it could impact your development READ MORE >


  • Almac
  • CRF Inc
  • EDC Vendors:
  • ERT
  • ICOPhone
  • MORE

Copyright and Usage Guidelines
Study Findings
High-level takeaways and implications
Sponsor and CRO organizations
EDC organizations
ePRO organizations
Electronic Data Capture (EDC)
EDC Market Dynamics
Preference for EDC vs. paper CRFs
Negative associations with EDC
EDC systems on-site
Study suitability for EDC
EDC Brand Leadership
Brand familiarity
EDC provider use
EDC provider preference
EDC Platform Performance and Satisfaction
Satisfaction with product attributes
Improving performance and features
EDC Integration with IVR & ePRO technologies
EDC Section Conclusions
Electronic Patient Reported Outcomes (ePRO)
ePRO Market Dynamics
Preference for ePRO vs. paper diaries
ePRO systems currently in use
Study suitability for ePRO
Negative associations with ePRO
ePRO Brand Leadership
ePRO Brand familiarity
ePRO service provider use
ePRO provider preference
ePRO Platform Performance and Satisfaction
Satisfaction with product attributes
Integration with IVR & EDC technologies
Improving performance and features
ePRO Section Conclusions
Trends impacting clinical development
Reducing the length of a clinical trial
Impact on Reducing Clinical Trial Time - EDC
Impact on Reducing Clinical Trial Time - ePRO
ePRO Usage: Present and Future
Trends impacting clinical development Section Conclusions
Appendix of Charts and Graphs
EDC Software
Familiarity with EDC Software
Experience Over Past 18 months
Satisfaction with Product Attributes
Human-machine Interface
Process for Dealing with Queries
Software Speed
Technical Support
Integration Capabilities
EDC Overall Satisfaction
EDC Software Application Preference
Integration with Interactive Voice Response
Integration with ePRO
EDC systems on Site
Preference for EDC or Paper
ePRO Systems
Familiarity with ePRO Devices
Familiarity with ePRO Software Applications
Experience Over the Past 18 Months
Satisfaction with Product Attributes
Human-machine Interface
Human-machine Interface Web Reporting Tool
Patient/Subjects Use of ePRO
Durability of ePRO
Logistics of Getting the Devices to Your Site
Logistic for Returning the Devices to the Vendor
Technical Support
Integration Capabilities
Overall Satisfaction with Product and Service
ePRO Application Preference
ePRO Integration With IVR
ePRO Integration With EDC
ePRO Systems on Site
Preference of ePRO Applications
Respondent Demographics
Respondent Tenure
Office/ practice Type
Clinical Trial Role
Last Conducted Trial
Personal Clinical Trial Involvement
Office/ site Clinical Trial Involvement
Familiarity with EDC products
Current Role
Therapeutic Area Responsibility
Office Location by Region

EDC Vendors:

- DataLabs
- Etrials/Merge Healthcare
- Medidata Rave
- Oracle Remote Data Capture (RDC)
- Phase Forward InForm
- Phoenix Data Systems

ePRO Vendors:

- Almac
- Arrowhead
- CRF Inc
- ICOPhone
- Invivodata
- Symfo

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