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COVID-19 Response Teaches Industry That Investing in Patient Partnership Is Key to All Research Endeavors

By Joan F. Bachenheimer, Founding Principal, CEO on Thu, May 28, 2020 | 6 min read

 

Rapid Adoption of Patient-centric Innovation Seen as Positive Outcome of COVID-19 Research Collaborations

While COVID-19 has severely affected many industries, scientific pursuit for a host of medical conditions is also threatened by sharply negative effects of the pandemic on clinical research for non-COVID-19-related pursuits. This is evidenced by an industry-reported 65 percent decline in new patient study enrollment in March 2020 relative to March 2019. The industry is adapting by borrowing from the zealous approach associated with COVID-19 research by deploying extraordinary collaboration and patient-centric services to achieve timelines for as many studies as possible.

Topics: Patient Centricity, Clinical Research, Clinical Trials, Clinical Trial Innovations, COVID-19, Joan F. Bachenheimer

5 Innovations Shaking Up Clinical Trial Patient Recruitment

By Elizabeth Gargill on Tue, Mar 10, 2020 | 4 min read

 

For clinical trial sponsors, staying on top of the latest innovations can be a challenge, especially in an industry historically slow to adapt to change. But experts warn of the risk of falling behind, especially in light of advancing technologies that are impacting clinical trial enrollment and engagement.

While you may not be ready to embrace the use of a virtual self-service hologram—greeting patients in the doctor’s office with information about a clinical trial—there are a few key innovations that all clinical trial sponsors should keep on their radar. Below, we highlight three that are driving significant change.

 

Topics: Wearables, Patient Experience, Voice Assistants, Patient Portals, Call Centers, At-home Visits, Clinical Trial Innovations

 
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