San Antonio, TX – As COVID-19 clinical trials start to ramp up around the country, the research industry has struggled to continue operating. As more and more cities implement orders to shelter in place, the way clinical trials are monitored has faced a challenge.
RealTime Software Solutions, a San Antonio based software company, is giving the industry a facelift that may forever change how research is conducted. Clinical trial monitors have historically visited research sites in person, collecting and monitoring crucial trial data. As most (if not all) sponsors and contract research organizations (CRO) have halted travel, and many sites limiting access to their locations, the need for other options have emerged.
“Sponsors and CRO’s are facing serious challenges in gaining access to study data and regulatory documents for important monitoring activities,” says Rick Greenfield, CEO of RealTime. “A rudimentary, inefficient and non-regulatory compliant solution, is for sites to scan and email these confidential and highly sensitive documents to the monitors for review.”
In steps RealTime.
“RealTime is now implementing emergency measures and spinning up complete portals for sponsors and CRO’s to deliver monitoring systems to their sites,” says Greenfield. “This will allow a quick and easy option for sites to upload data source and regulatory documents for review. These systems are FDA Part-11 and HIPAA compliant, and provide excellent categorization and version control of uploaded study data for efficient monitoring.”
RealTime portals also include two-way data monitoring communication to maintain a strong connection between the sites and study-management personnel.
“This is such a challenging time for the entire world, and we are all trying to make sense of the massive change that has taken place in our society and the global economy,” says Greenfield. “Just like everyone else, we are looking for ways to help and we are thankful to have been working for the past several years on systems that can provide a major benefit to the clinical research industry at this most critical time of need. I urge all Sponsors and CROs to reach out to RealTime as we can deliver a complete monitoring portal to run multiple clinical trials for an unlimited number of sites within 48 hours. We can train on the usage and have these systems fully operational in less than a week.”
RealTime has been at the forefront of clinical research technology, providing cutting-edge software to an industry that has been somewhat antiquated. This latest technology may change how trials are conducted and monitored, allowing a more streamlined approach.
“If we can keep clinical research moving with absolutely no additional risk to sponsor/CRO staff, then we can keep searching for better treatments and cures when they are most needed,” says Greenfield.
To learn more, visit realtime-ctms.com or call (210) 852-4310.
RealTime is a leader in advanced clinical research software with leading Clinical Trial Management Systems (CTMS), eSOURCE and eDOCS portals for completely paperless clinical trials. The value of these systems is shining bright during this difficult time and allowing clinical research to continue for the benefit of medical advancements to include COVID-19 vaccine and treatment studies.
Call RealTime today at (210) 852-4310 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more about remote monitoring portal delivery.