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Guest Spotlight: Annie Finstein A Message to the Medical Community

By Beth Davis Heppenstall on Tue, Feb 5, 2019 | 5 min read

Rounding out our Study Voices panel for BBK's keynote “Do Engagement Tools Live Up to Their Hype?” is panelist, Annie Finstein. She is looking forward to sharing her experience as a patient and participant in a clinical research study on February 19 at the SCOPE conference. 

Annie was diagnosed with Crohn's disease in 2000 at nine years old. After trying all available medications approved for pediatric patients at that time, she participated in a pediatric study at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. Now in her late 20s, she enjoys spending time at the beach, hiking, cooking and gardening at her home in Boston. Annie is committed to making a difference and connects with other patients impacted by Crohn’s disease by running half marathons with Team Challenge, the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation’s endurance training and fundraising program.Annie_Finstein

What was most rewarding to you as a participant in a clinical research study?

It was most rewarding to know that I was helping advance the treatment of Crohn’s disease for pediatric patients, and that my participation might not only help me but also other kids suffering from inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).

Topics: Patient Retention, Patient Recruitment, Patient Engagement, Patient Centricity, Patient Advocacy, Conferences, Clinical Trials, Patient, Patient Experience

The Legos of Software Coding

By BBK Worldwide on Thu, Nov 15, 2018 | 1 min read

Pharma15 Live! jumped at the chance to hear SnapIoT’s Ed Triebell discuss his company’s ground-breaking product, a software platform which allows users to seamlessly connect any smart device to any mobile device—and to any cloud.  

Topics: Disruptive Innovation, Conferences, Clinical Research, Clinical Trials, Pharma15 Live!, Digital, Provisional Device, Devices, BYOD

This Post Has A Puppy In It!

By BBK Worldwide on Tue, Nov 13, 2018 | 1 min read

Pharma15 Live! simply could not resist speaking with Jae Chung, founder of the “Turbo Tax for clinical trials start-up,” goBalto - and his furry friend, the Siberian Husky puppy aptly named Balto. Chung discussed his company’s mission to automate the laborious manual processes related to clinical trial start-up. 

Topics: Disruptive Innovation, Conferences, Clinical Research, Clinical Trials, Pharma15 Live!, Digital, Puppies

Apptomics: Entering the World of Digital Therapeutics

By BBK Worldwide on Thu, Nov 8, 2018 | 1 min read

Georgia Mitsi spoke with BBK Worldwide’s Aaron Fleishman about her company’s newest app E.V.A — an engagement platform for patients who suffer from chronic neurological conditions. Says Mitsi: “It’s about evaluate, validate and act.”

Topics: Disruptive Innovation, Clinical Research, Clinical Trials, Pharma15 Live!, Most Viewed, Digital, Provisional Device, Devices, BYOD

The Digital Explosion

By BBK Worldwide on Tue, Nov 6, 2018 | 1 min read

During this year’s DPharm 2018, Pharma15 Live! met up with Hassan Kadhim, senior associate director and head of IT clinical trial planning and management at Boehringer Ingelheim, before his presentation on the company’s novel remote clinical trial in the respiratory space. Kadhim reflected about the huge changes that he’s seen in the industry just in the past year. 

Topics: Disruptive Innovation, Conferences, Clinical Research, Clinical Trials, Pharma15 Live!, Digital

Taking on the Challenge of Medication Adherence

By BBK Worldwide on Thu, Nov 1, 2018 | 1 min read

In the ongoing battle of BYOD (bring-your-own-device) vs. provision devices, Zachary Javitt, CEO and co-founder of PillTracker, has firmly come down on one side.

Topics: Disruptive Innovation, Conferences, Clinical Research, Clinical Trials, Pharma15 Live!, Digital

DPharm 2018: A world where health records are no longer isolated.

By BBK Worldwide on Thu, Oct 18, 2018 | 1 min read

Pharma15 Live! sat down with David Levesque to discuss the goal and mission of Andaman7. Throughout the DPharm, one of the main topics was about new ways to allow patients to access their own data.

Topics: Disruptive Innovation, Conferences, Clinical Research, Clinical Trials, Pharma15 Live!, Digital

DPharm 2018: The Demands of DPharm Idol

By BBK Worldwide on Thu, Oct 11, 2018 | 1 min read

Pharma15 Live! sat down Valerie Bowling, drug development industry researcher and founder of DPharm, during the conference to discuss this year’s presentations, and the very popular DPharm Idol competition:

Topics: Disruptive Innovation, Conferences, Clinical Research, Clinical Trials, Pharma15 Live!, Patient Data

DPharm 2018: Who Owns Patient Data, and Who’s Just Visiting?

By BBK Worldwide on Wed, Oct 10, 2018 | 1 min read

What does patient data ownership actually mean? According to Craig Lipset, head of clinical innovation at Pfizer and DPharm 2018 co-chair, that is still an open question. Pharma15 Live! chatted with him about it at the DPharm 2018 conference.

Topics: Disruptive Innovation, Conferences, Clinical Research, Clinical Trials, Patient Experience, Pharma15 Live!, Most Viewed, Patient Data

When it Comes to Patient Data, Think First About the Patient

By BBK Worldwide on Thu, Aug 9, 2018 | 1 min read

 

Experts across the healthcare industry agree that patients should be able to easily access their medical data. While this sentiment is shared among key industry stakeholders, the ideas of “consumer centricity”, and how researchers specifically stand to benefit from delivering patient data, are popular talking points among experts in our industry.

Topics: Clinical Research, Clinical Trials, Pharma15 Live!, Patient Data

 
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