Reasons for Increased Use of Clinical Date Repository

A Clinical Data Repository (CDR) is a real-time database that helps to consolidate data from various sources to present a simplified and integrated information relating to a patient. Data in the CDR is optimized to allow clinical professionals to retrieve data with a view of facilitating the review of patient information. It allows for identification, comparison and analysis of patients with common variables during clinical trials.

A CDR can be used to perform various tasks in a clinical or hospital setting, including tracking of drug prescription trends and monitoring trends in infectious diseases. One important application in which CDR could be invaluable is in the monitoring of prescription of specific drugs. With the growing need to assemble accurate data analytics tools in hospitals, researchers are beginning to link patient healing time, the cost of treatment and job satisfaction to CDR usage.

The application of CDR in hospitals could offer medical professionals with a information on critical issues, such as patient care, medical conditions, and treatment progress. A properly constituted database could be used to provide insights on patient management. By combing data mining and CDR in performing correlative studies could be invaluable in helping researchers to establish critical trends in the field of medicine. The idea behind CDR was informed by the need to have an all-inclusive database that could be used to give a holistic view of patient condition in real time.

A CDR stores data related to patient demographics, radiology reports, discharge summaries, admissions, pharmacy and drug information, transfers and ICD-9 codes. All these data are used to allow physicians and clinicians to centralize and retrieve data for easy patient management and efficient clinical trials. Therefore, a CDR is a database system that consolidates data from a range of sources to allow clinician’s access to multiple data of a single patient.

Why Clinicians Need CDR

Presently, clinicians are faced with a raft of issues when conducting clinical trials. Such issues include lack of uniform sets of data from various clinical and physician sources, purchased trial, data not integrated between safety and trial, insufficient data, duplication of data, manual reporting and reconciliation of data, safety signal detection and more.