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We're Packing Our Bags for SCOPE . . .

By Elizabeth Gargill on Wed, Feb 5, 2020 | 7 min read

 

. . . and heading south to the Sunshine State! This years marks our 11th straight year participating in the Summit for Clinical Ops Executives (SCOPE) – an event that always pushes the industry forward with thoughtful, informed dialogue.

This year SCOPE takes place February 18-21, 2020 in Orlando. The summit features four days of in-depth discussions in twenty different conferences, three plenary keynote sessions, the annual Participant Engagement Awards, and the ever-popular interactive breakout discussions.

We recently sat down with the summit's organizers – Micah Lieberman, Kaitlin Kelleher, and Marina Filshtinsky – to learn more about SCOPE and what they have in store for this year’s event. And don’t worry – if you haven’t attended SCOPE before, they share a few insights on why you might want to consider it.

Topics: Conferences, SCOPE, Events, 2020 Events, Cambridge Healthtech Institute, Clinical Operations

3 Myths That May Be Sabotaging Your Clinical Trial Enrollment Effort

By Elizabeth Gargill on Fri, Jan 24, 2020 | 4 min read

 

Myths are stubborn, persistent, and can easily put your well-intentioned clinical trial enrollment efforts at risk. But spotting and correcting them can be a challenge. To help the industry discern fact from fiction, we assembled our own MythBusters team, dedicated to confirming or busting common clinical trial myths. Empowered with data from our industry-wide surveys of patients, physicians, and clinical trial sponsors, the team identifies pervasive myths, puts them to the test, and arrives at a verdict.

Topics: Patient Engagement, Patient Experience, Study Voices, MythBusters, Patient Enrollment

2020: A Look Inside Our Crystal Ball

By Elizabeth Gargill on Thu, Dec 19, 2019 | 4 min read

 

In this special year end post, we asked a few of our BBK industry experts to comment on the clinical research landscape and to share their predictions for 2020.

Sarah Mandracchia, Director, Site Operations

Where do you see clinical trial patient travel going in 2020? 

I predict that 2020 will be a year of transformation for travel in the clinical trial space. In the last six months, we have seen a dramatic shift in our sponsors’ understanding of their patients’ needs related to travel, and more in-depth language included in informed consent forms (ICFs). This growing understanding of their patients, and the possible travel offerings, then resonates with their sites, which, in turn, feel even more supported during clinical trial administration.

Topics: BBK Worldwide, Patient Engagement, Patient Experience, 2020, Patient Enrollment

BBK Worldwide Hires Veronica Moore as Account Specialist

By Elizabeth Gargill on Wed, Nov 20, 2019 | 2 min read

 

The BBK team is very pleased to welcome Veronica Moore as Account Specialist. An experienced healthcare marketing communications professional, Moore will be responsible for orchestrating all aspects of the development and implementation of client campaigns – from communicating with clients about recruitment strategies and enrollment objectives to the coordination of internal specialists. 

In her role, Moore will provide strategic leadership in the management of projects from kick-off to completion, ensuring clients’ needs are met and expectations exceeded. She will leverage strong operational, communication, and critical thinking skills in overseeing the day-to-day operations of all assigned projects.

Topics: BBK Worldwide, Clinical Trials, Employees, Account Services

Patient Health Apps - Help or Hype?

By Elizabeth Gargill on Wed, Nov 13, 2019 | 5 min read

 

Last month, in partnership with Health Union, we surveyed over 200 patients on health app use. The findings not only dispel some common myths about app use, but they provide valuable insight that members of the clinical research community can leverage to enhance the design, development, and adoption of clinical trial engagement apps.

We recently sat down with Health Union’s COO and Clinical Business Lead, Lauren Lawhon, for a Q&A session to get her take on the survey results.

Topics: BBK Worldwide, Patient Engagement, Clinical Trials, Study Voices, Health Union, MythBusters, Health Apps

BBK Worldwide Hires Nicole DeMarco as Media and Research Strategist

By Elizabeth Gargill on Tue, Nov 5, 2019 | 1 min read

 

 

The BBK team is very pleased to welcome Nicole DeMarco as Media and Research Strategist. Nicole is an experienced healthcare marketing professional, having supported numerous clients in the life sciences industry. In her new position with BBK, she will drive media strategy and placement for the firm’s multichannel advertising campaigns.

Topics: BBK Worldwide, Patient Engagement, Clinical Trials, Media, Research, Employees

Committed to Excellence: RSG® Arrive Driver of the Month

By Elizabeth Gargill on Wed, Oct 23, 2019 | 2 min read

 

All you need is a brief conversation with Andrew to understand why he’s our RSG® Arrive Driver of the Month. A native of the Philadelphia area, he has been an RSG® Arrive driver for over two years. His assignments include taking patients with progressive neurodegenerative diseases to and from their study appointments, at times traveling two hours each way. He recognizes the challenges that some of the patients face and always tries to find opportunities to lighten their day with a smile or light conversation. “I try to take their mind off where they are traveling and why – even if it’s for a brief moment.”

Topics: BBK Worldwide, Patient Engagement, Clinical Trials, Patient Experience, Patient Reimbursement, Patient Travel Programs

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

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

 
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