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How I Became an eCOS Convert: One Data Manager’s True Story

[fa icon="calendar"] May 8, 2015 10:30:00 AM / by James Kahl

James Kahl

Topics: EDC, edc adoption, data management

Like you, I used to run studies.  And in the days before EDC it could be really painful. 

When I was a Study Manager and a Data Manager for a large medical device company, we used carbon-based CRFs. We’d manage discrepancies by communicating through fax.  Randomizations would be through a batch of envelopes sent to the sites. Inevitably, they’d open the wrong envelope, get the wrong randomization assignment, and you’d scramble to correct things.  It was a mess, but that’s how things were run back in the day.

The industry has definitely evolved from those days. We eventually started using EDC systems, but they always underwhelmed me.  

Then I saw eClinicalOS (eCOS) and I fell in love. I knew right away that the system would make my life easier in so many ways. CDR-LIFE_PRESERVER

I know changing to or adopting new EDC systems can be tough. Believe me, I’ve been there. I saw lots of other systems before I discovered eCOS. (And I liked it so much I eventually went to work for the company! But I’d say all this even if I didn’t.)

Recently, I sat down to tell my story. The result is “12 Ways an EDC System Totally Changed My Life: One Data Manager’s Story.” Download it to read more about the specific ways eCOS can slash time, cost and risk from your next study.  And if you still don’t believe me, request a demo of the system and see it for yourself! 

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