Advantages of Real-Time Monitoring
It saves time. On-site monitoring or traditional monitoring processes can be a time burden for both the sponsors and the site monitors. Remote monitoring in clinical trials has minimized the travel and communication delays, thus increasing the overall speed of the trial. Real-time monitoring allows monitors to access data within seconds and as frequently as needed. By using less time, the monitor can focus their attention on other aspects of the clinical trials, and this will result in better quality trials.
It provides immediate information any time. The technology systems used in remote monitoring include features that allow streamlined communication. They include dashboards, email, and in-app messaging. Information can be accessed at any time and from any location as long as the device is connected to the internet.
It makes independent monitoring possible. Real-time monitoring platforms allow independent monitoring by monitors and sponsors. All information is available to those who have access. Independence is crucial since monitoring can be conducted outside regular working hours. This increases efficiency and effectiveness. It ensures credibility as well as control for clinical studies.
It eliminates the need for paperwork. Clinical trials have always been inconvenienced by the hassle of paperwork. Traditional monitoring uses paper-based methods, which limit the ability for repeatable processes making them less efficient. It is burdensome to physically store and organize large quantities of research documentation. New technology drives real-time monitoring. Real-time monitoring can be built into a process all at once, and data can be duplicated, and monitoring can be executed only by a few clicks. The user can create customized document templates for clinical studies. These documents can be duplicated across other sites and studies, and they can be stored without the need for physical space.
It notifies you of temperature excursions. By transitioning clinical studies into technology platforms, real-time monitoring can be done without physical assistance. Notifications and system alerts can be programmed for site activity so monitors can immediately respond to excursions. This makes managing trial activities much more efficient as well as effective.