Clinical trials are a major public health challenge in the development of new healthcare practices and the marketing of innovative therapies. These trials represent a major financial market, with very high development costs, but they also hold great promise for hospital financing. However, clinical research faces a number of challenges: the main one being patient recruitment and follow-up within the trial.
This recruitment failure is the result of a number of factors, not the least of which is the lack of centralized patient data, which makes finding the data needed for trials time-consuming and tedious. This results in very long recruitment timelines, difficulties in utilizing the data, significant delays in the delivery of data from observational trials, and sometimes even the failure of clinical studies.