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Employing Millennials? You Need Up-to-Date eClinical Technology

[fa icon="calendar"] Jan 18, 2016 10:00:00 AM / by Amy Young

Topics: EDC, employee turnover, eclinical systems

Millennials and Clinical Data Management Software and EDC

The "iGeneration" expects the latest tech at work 

In the past decade, electronic data capture (EDC) technology has proven its ability to fuel quantum leaps in the efficiency, quality and safety of research organizations’ work and, in turn, the quality of therapies and devices brought to patients. EDC software accelerates speed-to-market because researchers can identify and act on opportunities to pivot more quickly when data indicate. 

Finely detailed metrics can be set and acted upon immediately, so treatments showing promise can move forward, and those that don’t can be dropped earlier in the process. This capability – to act on data in real-time – not only helps decrease the costs and timelines of clinical trials, but it also increases quality and safety. 

And now, there's another good reason to adopt eClinical technology: Employee recruitment and retention – especially of younger workers.  

The Millennial generation and Post-Millennial generation (sometimes called the “iGeneration”) are digital natives whose expectations of how information technology can and should be used are significantly different from previous generations. They often have little patience for people who are wary of technology or strive to preserve manual paper-based methods. 

Millenials expect technology to connect them, in every way possible, to their peers, their work, and yes– their data. 

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Millennials will account for 75 percent of the global workforce by 2025, so this is a group that can't be ignored.  If your eClinical technology isn't up-to-date – or is missing altogether – contact us now!  We can help make sure you're attracting (and keeping) the best and the brightest of the digitally-connected generation. 

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