Our Process

In all studies, we use a unique and comprehensive data collection method called Targeted Abstraction Process™ (TAP).

  • TAP is our core data collection method that employs strict guidelines and is anchored on physician involvement for chart data abstraction and validation.
  • TAP consists of rigorous data collection, validation, and quality control procedures that yield data of exceptionally high integrity. We believe that retrospective and prospective studies using medical records as the primary data source should be high quality and should not have incomplete, inappropriately recorded, or missing data.
  • With this goal of error-free data in mind, we adopted best practices for data collection from standards imposed on clinical trials and have incorporated these standards into the processes and procedures that have become the foundation for TAP.