Implementing Docuvera’s Change History in your clinical documentation process

For the life sciences industry, change tracking is integral to the quality assurance process. It allows authors to keep track of any changes made to document content, which helps ensure quality output.

One of the hang-ups we see with Microsoft’s “Track Changes” tool is that it has traditionally been time-consuming for medical authors. Some change-tracking tools can also be difficult to use, making the editing process tedious and inefficient.

Not only does Docuvera’s Change History simplify each editorial change, but it is always working in the background to keep track of all users and content evolution.

Track Changes is a useful tool, but it’s not perfect.

Word’s Track Changes feature is a great tool for reviewing and editing documents. But it has its limitations. One of the biggest problems is it is not designed for long-form documents and does not give visibility into how a document has evolved over time.

Pharma companies often use Microsoft Word to author and manage their documents, and their standard practice is to make changes to a document and save it as a new version. This means multiple versions of the same document, which makes it difficult for anyone to find what they are looking for or efficiently compare document versions.

This approach has some additional drawbacks including:

  • When a document is overpopulated with information, it is difficult for the author to work on and edit the document.
  • Poor file management and a lack of autosave can compromise collaborative efforts.
  • There are limitations to the number of changes, edits and saves allowed in a document.
  • A lack of integration between document management systems can hinder the ability to achieve a complete document lifecycle.
  • Manual tracking of content creation to ensure compliance with audit requirements is time-consuming and expensive.

Docuvera’s Change History feature solves these problems.

In the world of pharma documentation, change control is essential for compliance. If a document has been changed — who changed it and when? What were the changes?

But change tracking isn’t just about compliance. It’s also about efficiency. How much time do you spend going through documents to find out whether any changes have been made and by whom? How much time do you spend trying to figure out what those changes mean?

The Docuvera platform has an innovative Change History feature that allows you to see exactly what changes were made to a document, when they were made, and by whom. You can also revert to any previous version of a document. This is an extremely useful tool for managing changes in your documents and as such, it is just one of the key features that sets Docuvera apart from other medical authoring solutions.

A single source of truth – Change History is an automated feature that stores changes in one place so you can easily track who made what change and when.

Efficient collaborative editing – Authors and reviewers can work together in the same platform to edit and move content through the documentation process.

Simple, intuitive commenting system – Reviews and comments are integrated with the project, are always available to view, and can be responded to by other users. These comments are threaded to allow those involved in a discussion to respond directly to one another.

Docuvera’s clinical documentation solution features a powerful set of features that give medical authors the tools they need to create and manage documents.

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