Healthcare organizations that perform clinical studies have a great need to conduct patient screening. When screening is done quickly and efficiently, it results in quicker studies and a faster time frame for new drugs hitting the market. Software can help with this process.
It is possible to use Electronic Health Record-integrated clinical screening software to improve the way that healthcare organizations screen patients for trials. The best part about the software is that it is extremely easy to use.
All it takes is someone entering the names of patients that may want to take part in a trial. Inclusion and exclusion data is inputted into the software, which then determines what patients are the best match for the study.
The software can immediately determine whether specific patients are good candidates, provided all their information is logged correctly into the system. Many programs use AI engines and clinical natural language processing to deliver instantaneous results.
Physicians can then refer the patients to the relevant research coordinators for different studies. These coordinators may order a second round of testing so they can be 100 percent certain the patient is a good candidate for the trial.
Avoid Laborious Processes
Most healthcare organizations would admit that manually going through patient charts is a very complex process. It often eliminates certain patients from consideration, even if they would be ideal candidates for the trial.
E-screening is the best way to use all the available resources and quickly get an accurate list of patients who should be considered to trial a new drug or treatment.
While it is an upfront cost to invest in such software, it pays off almost immediately. Organizations will find their workflow streamlined, while trials run quicker and smoother since the patients within the trial are an exact match for the required criteria.