Exco Intouch has announced that its React Cell secure mobile data capture platform has improved patient retention and compliance in clinical studies.
During a recent clinical trial utilising Exco Intouch technology for e-diary completion, the company said React Cell improved patient diary compliance by 95 per cent when compared with the number of expected responses.
React Cell is a mobile internet-enabled data capture technology that can be customised to create electronic patient reported outcomes (E-Pro) tools such as e-diaries.
Patients receive a text message that contains a link to a secure mobile internet service containing the e-diary.
The patient connects to the service via mobile internet and enters a unique PIN number to access the e-diary questionnaire.
Exco Intouch's technology enables a range of questions to be presented and viewed on any mobile phone.
In addition, questionnaires can be customised to improve user interface by including widgets such as radio buttons and check boxes.
During a recent clinical study, Exco Intouch was asked to create a secure mobile internet e-diary to collect smoking cessation data directly from the patient.
The trial included 200 randomised patients who were required to answer seven questions daily before 9am during a six-month period.
The sponsor also required online data access and real-time alerting for key data items, as well as e-mail alerts to sites for potential interventions.
Exco Intouch developed an easy-to-use e-diary, integrated with its patient communication technology, enabling the sponsor to send timed reminders to patients via text message.
In response to the sponsor's reporting requirements Exco Intouch also built real-time reporting into the system, which enables the sponsor to view patients' e-diary responses as they are submitted and respond quickly to any issues.
Through using React Cell technology, all 200 patients completed the e-diary using mobile phones.
In addition, the number of actual completed questions was 95 per cent more than the number of expected responses.