Technology is bringing disruptive changes to the way clinical trials are organized today—from the electronic capture of patient data to real-time transmission of collected data. And the change is occurring on a global scale.

Half a world away from The Johns Hopkins Center for Clinical Global Health Education in Baltimore, a woman in a village in India is entering her medical information on a tablet and sharing it with clinical researchers of Johns Hopkins, who are studying the effects of TB on pregnant women. The ongoing study will benefit many patients like her across the world. Technology is bringing positive disruption to how clinical trials are organized today, especially in a global setting. The biggest challenge, however, remains the need to create an ecosystem that would enable them to transcend all barriers of disciplines, languages, countries, governments, and regulations.

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