OmniTrace Locates Patients Lost to Follow-Up

OmniTrace Corp. was founded in 2001 and has since developed into a global provider of Lost to Follow-Up clinical trial support services. OmniTrace provides our services to a global clientele of clinical trial sponsors, contract research organizations, academic institutions, National Institutes of Health, study sites and hospitals.

Our nationwide network of researchers, investigators and genealogists, combined with a sophisticated computer and database system, allows us to locate patients Lost To Follow-Up anywhere in the world.

Benefits of a Lost to Follow-Up program:

  • Virtually eliminates the issue of LTFU patients
  • Maximizes clinical trial success
  • Determine vital status of all withdrawn patients
  • Helps maintain clinical trial integrity
  • Allows a faster clinical trial endpoint
  • Enhances regulatory compliance and post study surveillance
  • Greatly reduces clinical trial costs

OmniTrace will customize our Lost to Follow-Up patient locate program to your requirements.

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    Frequently Asked Questions

    Why Use OmniTrace?

    • Significantly reduce the number of LTFU patients
    • Determine vital status of those who have withdrawn
    • Monitor Major Adverse Events
    • Reduce FDA scrutiny
    • Maximize clinical trial success
    • Eliminate missing trial data
    • Allow for a faster clinical trial endpoint
    • Enhance regulatory compliance and post study surveillance
    • Reduce clinical trial cost

    How does OmniTrace support a clinical trial or study?

    OmniTrace conducts research of publicly available records and databases to identify current contact information or vital status data on subjects who are Lost to Follow-Up or have withdrawn consent.  This simple, crucial function significantly reduces missing data that may bias in study results and hinder the regulatory process.  

    Are your services available globally?

    OmniTrace’s services are available in over fifty countries.

    What additional clinical trial support does OmniTrace provide?

    OmniTrace provides comprehensive project support including ICF language review, LTM/CRA/Site LTFU training, IRB and EC response and rebuttals, death certificate retrieval, MAE monitoring, EDC assistance, Site communication, metrics development as well as other custom services.

    What is OmniTrace’s experience with clinical trials?

    OmniTrace supported our first study in 2003, and since have successfully handled over twenty-five thousand Lost to Follow-Up related requests globally.  OmniTrace is the world’s premier providers of LTFU services.” To “OmniTrace supported our first study in 2003, and since have successfully handled over twenty-five thousand Lost to Follow-Up related requests globally.  OmniTrace is the world’s premier provider of LTFU services.

    Who are OmniTrace’s typical clients?

    OmniTrace’s clients consist of Pharmaceutical Companies, CROs, AROs, Hospitals, clinical trial sites and government agencies such as the National Institutes of Health.

    How long does an average search last?

    For USA searches average turnaround time is 24 – 48 hours.  Global searches will vary by country and may range from 7-21 days. 

    Are OmniTrace searches compliant?

    OmniTrace conducts legal and permissible research of publicly available records and databases where local regulations allow and when appropriate patient consent has been obtained.


    Case Studies

    Case Study #1

    A large pharmaceutical company conducted a randomized, open label, blinded-endpoint parallel group study to investigate if a particular drug has a lower incident of GI Events than other similar drugs in subjects with osteoarthritis.

    Goal: Retrieve patient contact information from each site, locate the current contact information and return information to the site.

    Total LTFU Subjects: 443
    Number of Sites: 208

    Result: OmniTrace was successful in locating 91% of all LTFU patients.

    Case Study #2

    A medium sized pharmaceutical firm conducted a 56 week phase III trial to access the safety and efficiency of an obesity treatment program.

    Goal: Retrieve patient contact information from each site, locate the current contact information and return it to the site. If a patient was deceased we were to provide their date of death and the resource of such data. Additionally, we were to attempt to obtain a death certificate for each subject. If the subject was alive, we were to provide the most recent “alive as of” date.

    Total Subjects: 416
    Number of sites: 87

    Result: OmniTrace successfully determined the vital status for 99% of the subjects provided.

    Case Study #3

    A leading university research hospital conducted a small endocrinology study across a limited group of subjects.

    Goal: Work directly with hospital study coordinator to receive patient information, update the information and return directly to the coordinator.

    Total Subjects: 47

    Results: OmniTrace successfully located 44 of the 47 subjects.

    Case Study #4

    A large European based pharmaceutical firm conducted a parallel, randomized, controlled evaluation cardiovascular study in 27 countries.

    Goal: Retrieve subject information directly from the sites and conduct a vital status search for each subject.

    Total Subjects: 47
    Number of Sites: 21

    Result: OmniTrace successfully determined the vital status for 92% of subjects.

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