Virtusa’s electronic Patient Informed Consent (ePIC) solution harnesses digital technologies such as DPA, AI, NLP, and data analytics to ensure broad access to valid patient consent records. It streamlines and automates the collection of patient consents across various clinical trial operations systems to enable a powerful, automated process for matching secondary research targeted samples with their respective consents. It precisely matches bio sample data with the patient’s electronic signature, and shares the consent form electronically across all stakeholders.
How does it work?
Our approach is based on state-of-the-art DPA technology that allows organizations to store a great deal of related information across business processes and seamlessly access them, creating a containerized process. Researchers, study managers, and regulatory compliance professionals can manage and collaborate on complex processes without having to resort to organizing data using email, spreadsheets, or paper. The Virtusa ePIC case based system starts by treating each study as a parent case, with the ability to rapidly and traceably spawn sub-cases for different study sites or sample types.
The ePIC system provides a researcher with the ability to issue a search query for samples, or even be provided a data extract from internal systems that forms the basis of their search. The case management software “wrapper” automates the process of locating the appropriate consent approval, and can group studies by consent status. Persistence is maintained until the case is resolved by the ethics manager, indicating that the researcher may use the sample for its new intended purpose.