Manual transcription of data between EHR (electronic health records) and EDC (electronic data capture) consumes vast amounts of researchers’ valuable time.

Errors made during that transcription process mean those researchers then spend yet more valuable time validating data and checking for errors.

This process costs many millions of dollars for every trial conducted, as well as causing patients to wait longer for the treatments they need.

Archer is the Virtual Research Assistant that solves this perennial problem, and takes care of the heavy lifting around regulatory-grade data collection.

Analysis during a live oncology study shows that using Archer saves a remarkable 96.5% of time compared to manual data transfer methods.

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Archer can be deployed remotely. There’s no need for additional on-site hardware, software, or configuration. All data is transferred over an encrypted connection and no data is retained within Archer.


Embeds within EHR

Archer’s app launches within your EHR, meaning no additional systems to manage or learn. The site investigator is in control of the data at all times.



Archer is built around a CFR Part 11-compliant audit database. This tracks every action in the system and, critically, the provenance of the data transferred. Patient data is never identifiable and is always secure.


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Why did IgniteData choose to partner with ZS?

ZS shares IgniteData’s belief that EHR2EDC and eSource-ready hospitals are the modern alternative to the heavy burden of data replication and checking in clinical trials. Having the backing of ZS Associates will help to bring Archer to many more hospitals in multiple international markets.

Who is IgniteData’s partner ZS?

ZS is a professional services firm that works side by side with companies to help develop and deliver products that drive customer value and company results. The firm has more than 37 years of experience and 11,000-plus staff in 29 offices worldwide.

Who founded IgniteData?

The founders of IgniteData are Dan Hydes, our CEO, and CTO Richard Yeatman.

When was IgniteData established?

IgniteData was formed in 2014 with the aim of helping deliver modern clinical trials; the concept of a cloud-based system that would allow for the interoperability of these siloed healthcare data systems was already embedded in our thinking.

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