QTool eRAPID has been selected by The Times Higher as one of 20 new ideas from UK universities that will change the world.

The QTool questionnaire management system was developed by X-Lab for the University of Leeds. QTool was born from the recognition that many researchers require the same generic questionnaire toolset and that the University would gain strategic advantage by building a single powerful questionnaire design and management system flexible enough to support the diversity of research needs across many clinical settings. The resulting system has proved to be very effective in replacing paper based forms in many diverse hospital, healthcare and research settings.

QTool eRAPID - Electronic patient self-Reporting of Adverse-events (AE): Patient Information and aDvice “is a 5 year multi-centre research programme funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR).” [1]

Times Higher described eRAPID: “The research, called eRAPID, will evaluate a new system for patients to report the symptoms and side effects of cancer treatment via the internet. A patient’s reports about how they are feeling are immediately displayed in electronic hospital records, so clinicians can use them to improve and streamline care.

The aim is to improve the safe delivery of treatment, enhance patient experience and standardise the documentation of symptoms and side effects. The research will take place in Leeds, Bristol and Manchester with patients receiving chemotherapy, radiotherapy and surgery.” [2]

For more information please visit: www.timeshighereducation.com

[1] www.pogweb.org/index.php/erapid

[2] www.timeshighereducation.com/news/20-new-ideas-from-uk-universities-that-will-change-the-world/2013812.article