The Automatic Clinical Trial: Leveraging the Electronic Medical Record in Multisite Cancer Clinical Trials

Keith Goodman, Judy Krueger, John Crowley
2012 Current Oncology Reports  
Submission of data into clinical trial electronic data capture (EDC) systems currently requires redundant entry of data that already exist in the electronic medical record (EMR). Being able to automatically transfer data from the EMR to the EDC would save many hours of arduous effort, especially for multi-site data-intensive oncology trials. Standardization of the way in which data is stored and retrieved in the medical record and techniques for mining data from the unstructured narrative will
more » ... rovide opportunities for transferring data from EMR to EDC. As different EMRs proliferate, other technology in the form of data mining or middle tier applications are certain to provide assistance in this effort.
doi:10.1007/s11912-012-0262-8 pmid:22907283 pmcid:PMC3490046 fatcat:utqvlbib45cfjptythrnmkcpuu