In parts one and two of this multi-part blog series, we went over some of the basics and foundational qualities of RTSM systems within clinical trials. Short for Randomization and Trial Supply Management, these systems are important for not only assisting with randomization for a given trial, but also for documentation, tracking and management of everything from testing methods to patient records and more.
At AGA Clinical Trials, we,ll happily explain the randomization methods used or any of the documentation procedures we follow as part of any of our clinical research trials you,re interested in participating in. In today,s final entry into our series, we,ll go over some of the final benefits that researchers and patients alike receive from RTSM systems, including how they assist researchers with integrating multiple forms of data or scenarios.
Automated Status Reports
One function of the RTSM system that,s incredibly useful across a variety of areas is the ability to automatically generate automated status reports. These reports can cover several different themes, from how much inventory a given research site has left to an audit history of all emails that have been sent by the system.
RTSM programs can audit every item involved in a given study, for instance, providing a simple report that help study organizers identify action items and ensure their supplies are stocked. Over a period of studies, these systems also help organizers understand their general distribution trends and how they may need to alter their approach in the future.
Versatile for Different Scenarios
One factor in clinical trial management that,s extremely important is keeping everyone involved with the study up-to-speed on progress and any required participation. This means everything from sending automated notifications to automatically copying certain users on key email – think of a distributor, for instance, who needs to be copied onto a given order email to ship products.
In addition, RTSM programs can define custom workflow levels and provide notifications for every individual involved with these. This is vital for studies that require varying different processes and inventory cycles.
Finally, RTSM systems are also able to integrate with other EDC systems for the best possible management process. This feature allows sites to simply log in and manage all their study data, randomization and product supply in the same place, with error checks for accuracy and to eliminate the kind of human error that might be present otherwise. RTSM systems can be used on smartphones or tablets with the right programming, both at the site level and the administrative level.
For more on the value of RTSM systems within clinical research trials, or to learn about any of our available studies, speak to the staff at AGA Clinical Trials today.