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Yonalink hails EHR to EDC streaming service pilot a success

Posted by on 19 June 2024
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Tel Aviv, Israel-based clinical trial tech firm Yonalink says a new electronic health record to trial data systems streaming pilot scheme was a success.

The streaming, which involved 21 medical centres in the US and Israel, was designed to help overcome the interoperability challenges that – according to Yonalink – can extend trial times, result in inaccurate data, increase costs and the clerical burden on staff.

The aim was to prove the system could stream from EHR-to-EDC in real time and demonstrate the ability to validate the amount and accuracy of information transferred.

Data passed through the system included physicians observations, information about medications, diagnosis, procedures, pathology as well as unformatted files such as X-rays and handwritten notes.

In the pilot phase data was transferred from 15 patients in an oncology trial and then validated for accuracy. The results show 93% of the data requested was transferred and that all data was transferred with 100% accuracy, the highest known to date in the industry.

Pilot participant Eytan Ben Ami, director of research at Sheba Medical Center, said “Yonalink has proven to be an invaluable tool for us during clinical trials to streamline the all-too-often tedious process of patient data collection which can take about 3 minutes per data point.

“The findings from this study makes a clear case that manual data transfer is outdated and leads to significant delays during clinical trials. Clinical trial partners must embrace AI to update the entire data collection and streaming processes to benefit all invested partners. With reduced manual busywork and fewer errors, hospitals will be able to accommodate more trials, and ultimately, more patients will be able to access the care they need.”

Iddo Peleg, CEO and co-founder at Yonalink, said “By automating the data collection and transfer processes, we are able to significantly cut down the hours needed for data entry and SDV time, leading to a reduction in costs for the sponsor and a reduction of staff burden for the sites; a win-win for everyone involved.”


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