There are many benefits of eConsent vs. a paper-based system when it comes to your site team efficiently managing patient recruitment, maximizing retention, mitigating risk of data loss, and increasing ROI.
See a side-by-side comparison below and use it to help you evaluate a move to eConsent.
|Patient Engagement||Site is responsible for patient understanding the forms they are handed||Patient is engaged in an interactive process through video and Q&A|
|Fraud Detection||No audit trail and manual file system needed||Complete audit trail for all signatures, initials saved in a secure digital system|
|IRB Review||Multiple circulating paper copies that vary by IRB and country||Standardized documentation on web portal for IRB review|
|Version Control & Protocol Amendments||Many patients don’t receive||Strict version control with automatic patient delivery and signature notification|
|Site Monitoring||Monitor travels to site||All data easily accessible via secure web portal|
|Storage||Numerous binders kept in a storage facility||All data is accessible and backed up on secure web portal|
|Patient Comprehension||Limited due to language, terminology, extent of documentation||Available in multiple languages via the web from any location|
|Status of Site Consent Forms||Must call, email, visit site to confirm status of forms||Online summary viewing and reporting of all consent documentation|