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David B. Fleishman Named to PharmaVOICE 100 for His Leadership and Expertise

By BBK Worldwide on Mon, Aug 26, 2019 | 2 min read

BBK Worldwide is honorDavid_Fleishman_web copyed to announce that our Principal and Director of Accounts and Site Services, David B. Fleishman, has been named to the 2019 PharmaVOICE 100 list of the most inspiring people in the life sciences industry for representing the best of the new generation of thought leaders. The award recognizes Mr. Fleishman for how he inspires and motivates those around him, his influence as a corporate leader, and his positive impact on the industry through his actions.

Topics: Awards, Employee Recognition

With Kindness and Courtesy: RSG® Arrive Driver of the Month

By Elizabeth Gargill on Wed, Aug 14, 2019 | 3 min read

As RSG® Arrive continues to transform the clinical trial patient experience – enhancing access to care, removing barriers to participation, and fostering long-term engagement – we recognize Mike as our driver of the month. He exemplifies the qualities that set RSG® Arrive apart – dedication, commitment to care, and professionalism.

Topics: Patient Travel, Patient Experience

Moving Beyond the Myth That Doctors Won't Refer

By Elizabeth Gargill on Thu, Aug 8, 2019 | 3 min read

“Doctors won’t refer!” It’s a phrase spoken far too often – and often delivered with an air of unwavering certainty. However, growing evidence suggests otherwise – including most recently the findings from BBK Worldwide’s Study Voices survey.

Topics: BBK Worldwide, Physician Engagement, Site Support, Site Selection, Site Engagement, Clinical Trials, Study Voices

How Precision Medicine is Influencing Clinical Trials

By BBK Worldwide on Tue, Jun 4, 2019 | 1 min read

As originally conceived, personalized medicine referred to the tailoring of medical treatment to the individual characteristics of each patient. The right drug for the right patient at the right timehas since evolved to an approach that takes into account individual differences in people’s genes, environments, and lifestyles. 

Topics: Patient Experience, Pharma15 Live!, Vlog, Precision Medicine, Precision Support

AI Shows Promise in the Clinical Space for Enrollment and Adherence

By BBK Worldwide on Tue, Jun 4, 2019 | 1 min read

While most large pharma companies seem “very open” to new technologies, a recent FiercePharma article also notes that the life science industry hasn’t exactly won accolades for its speed in adopting new artificial intelligence and machine learning technologies. However, since patient lives are at stake, the industry has good reason to proceed with caution.*

Dena Raffa, Director, Account Operations and BBK’s expert in digital innovation, shares her view on the complex topic of AI and machine learning technologies in life sciences. 

Topics: Disruptive Innovation, Trends, AI, Pharma15 Live!, Vlog

BBK's Privacy Expert Shares His View on the Positive Trend in Patient Trust in Clinical Trials

By BBK Worldwide on Tue, Jun 4, 2019 | 1 min read

A recent survey shared in FiercePharma pointed to an upward trend in general public opinion of the pharmaceutical industry. But there is still work to be done.* 

Rob Laurens, Principal, Human Resources and Quality Assurance, credits much of this momentum to the work of everyone in the clinical R&D sector. 

Topics: Clinical Research, Big Data, Patient Experience, Pharma15 Live!, Vlog, Privacy

Small to Mid-Size Pharmaceutical Companies Are Meeting the Needs of a Shifting Marketplace

By Joan F. Bachenheimer on Tue, Jun 4, 2019 | 2 min read

Last year, smaller companies led in new drug approvals, according to a recent OutsourcingPharma.com article featuring Ken Getz, director of sponsored research at Tufts University. Notably, nearly half of these new drugs were for the treatment of rare diseases, demonstrating a shift within the industry away from a focus on scaling infrastructure.*

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CEO and Founding Principal of BBK Worldwide, Joan F. Bachenheimer, responds to the article, explaining that “the precision aspects of clinical trial discovery have remapped the patient experience. The more targeted the investigational therapy, the more individualized the orientation becomes toward patient recruitment and engagement. It’s logical that the search for patients with specific biomarkers begets an orientation centered on individual needs versus a mass orientation."

Topics: Trends, Clinical Research, Rare Disease Research, Patient Experience, Precision Medicine

Going the Extra Mile: RSG® Arrive Driver of the Month

By Elizabeth Gargill on Fri, May 3, 2019 | 2 min read

BBK’s RSG® Arrive patient travel program continues to stand out in an increasingly crowded marketplace of companies offering concierge travel and ride-hailing services. One of the reasons RSG® Arrive is in a class by itself is the dedication, commitment to care, and professionalism of its drivers. They routinely go above and beyond to ensure the comfort and care of their passengers.

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To recognize the important role that our RSG® Arrive drivers play in enhancing the clinical trial patient experience, we will be celebrating a driver of the month, starting this month with Viken.

Topics: Patient Travel, Patient Experience

Pharma15 Live! A Candid Conversation with a Clinical Trial Participant

By Elizabeth Gargill on Tue, Apr 16, 2019 | 1 min read

Season 2 Episode 2: As part of our Pharma15 Live! web series, we recently had the opportunity to sit down with three-time clinical trial participant Richard Brescia for a candid conversation about his experience – both positive and negative. As an industry, we can learn a tremendous amount by going directly to the heart of the matter and listening to the “patient voice.”

Topics: Patient Engagement, Patient, Pharma15 Live!

Focus 5: Amplifying the Study Voice - Capturing the Sentiment of the Study Community

By BBK Worldwide on Wed, Apr 3, 2019 | 2 min read

When examining the clinical trial experience, there’s nothing more meaningful than hearing directly from those closest to the study – patients, caregivers, physicians, and study sponsors. This year BBK launched its Study Voices initiative. Study Voices is designed to capture the sentiment of the study community at a time when the clinical research industry is growing and evolving. From innovative technology, to protocol design, and everything in between, Study Voices captures the perspectives of those closest to the clinical trial experience, offering insight that can be leveraged for action.

“Focus 5: Amplifying the Study Voice” highlights five members of the study community as they share their perspectives on the clinical trial experience.

Topics: Patient Engagement, Rare Disease, Pediatric Studies, Informed Consent, Patient Experience, Study Voices

 
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