DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18203/2349-3259.ijct20180124

The journey to a paperless clinical research unit

Nagham Sheblaq, Mohammad Al-Kaiyat, Ahmad Al-Qudimat, Abdulrahman Jazieh

Abstract


Healthcare industry started using electronic health records (EHR) and turning into paperless hospitals. This paperless environment has many benefits include enhancement of patient safety and error reduction. Clinical research has evolved significantly over the years and resulted in saving the lives of millions of people and alleviate the suffering of more. Paperwork and proper documentation and storage of documents are essentials aspects when conducting clinical research. Clinical research unit (CRU) is dedicated to assist the principal investigator (PI) in proper coordination, statistical, epidemiological, logistical and methodological supports for any clinical research project in high quality, professional manner and in compliance with the local / global ethical and regulatory standards.


Keywords


Research Unit, Middle East, Paperless, Clinical trials

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