Paper vs. eConsent: A Comparison

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 EngagementSite is responsible for patient understanding the forms they are handedPatient is engaged in an interactive process through video and Q&A
Fraud DetectionNo audit trail and manual file system neededComplete audit trail for all signatures, initials saved in a secure digital system
IRB ReviewMultiple circulating paper copies that vary by IRB and countryStandardized documentation on web portal for IRB review
Version Control & Protocol AmendmentsMany patients don’t receiveStrict version control with automatic patient delivery and signature notification
Site MonitoringMonitor travels to siteAll data easily accessible via secure web portal
StorageNumerous binders kept in a storage facilityAll data is accessible and backed up on secure web portal
Patient ComprehensionLimited due to language, terminology, extent of documentationAvailable in multiple languages via the web from any location
Status of Site Consent FormsMust call, email, visit site to confirm status of formsOnline summary viewing and reporting of all consent documentation

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