Veeva eConsent makes it easier for patients to understand and provide electronic informed consent
Milestone accelerates industry’s move toward paperless, patient-centric trials
PLEASANTON, CA — March 16, 2021 — Veeva Systems (NYSE: VEEV) today announced that Veeva eConsent, a MyVeeva for Patients application built on Veeva Clinical Network, had its first patient complete an electronic consent for an early phase clinical trial by Crofoot Research Center. Veeva eConsent is the first validated application for sites and patients that transforms the consent process from manual and paper-based to an end-to-end digital experience. Patients can review documents and protocols and provide consent via mobile phone, streamlining the experience for both patients and sites.
“As one of the first sites using Veeva eConsent, we’re excited to collaborate with Veeva to help the industry shift from paper to digital consent for the benefit of patients and clinical research,” said Charles Sydnor, CCRA, ACRP-CP, project manager at Crofoot Research Center. “Veeva eConsent makes the process easy for our patients and allows us to break down the barriers of paper and location, expanding the reach of our study.”
COVID-19 accelerated the industry’s move to digital solutions that enable decentralized trials and keep studies on track, speed study start-up, and improve trial execution. Veeva eConsent enables this transformation through digital consent document creation, approval, and exchange. Sites can use the application for trials across sponsors and automate the flow of consent documents to the investigator site file (ISF) for better collaboration and greater speed.
With Veeva eConsent, sponsors get real-time visibility into patient consent status, date, and version and monitors and site personnel gain remote access to trial information. Reducing the time spent on administrative tasks increases site and patient engagement throughout a study.
“In just six months, we went from concept to the first patient using Veeva eConsent,” said Tim Davis, vice president, MyVeeva for Patients at Veeva Systems. “This marks a major step forward for the future of paperless, patient-centric trials and we remain focused on continuing to deliver innovations that will help the industry realize this important vision.”
Attend the upcoming webinar on April 29 to hear Crofoot discuss how Veeva eConsent helps sites run more efficient clinical trials and to learn more about Veeva Clinical Network, the industry’s only solution that connects sponsors, sites, and patients to accelerate clinical research.
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