I tell my team that anything is possible within programming. Well. Maybe not anything. I mean – a computer can’t win the Olympic 100-meter dash for one! But when it comes to the programming world – there are always multiple ways of molding any innovative idea (new business requirements) into a working model (product).
In the first part of this blog, we looked at how various Patients’ Bills of Rights – whether created by a state or by a health institution – have handled the idea of patients and clinical research. In this part, we pick up with questions related to the idea of ensuring patients are told about clinical trials for which they may be eligible.
This is the first of a two-part blog that looks at the extent to which a patient’s rights can and should include access to information about clinical trials for which they may be eligible.
Our colleagues at PharmaLive interviewed Matt Kibby, principal, technology and innovation, about the release of Study eBinder 3.0, the latest generation of our clinical trial management tool for on-the-go study teams. Click here to access the interview, or read below…
Moneyball. It’s a gift that keeps on giving for me as a guy wrapped up in patient recruitment data. As an ex-patriot Brit, I must admit that it took me about 10 years to start to appreciate baseball, and it has taken another 10 to figure out just some of the intricacies. A seemingly simple game, it is filled with deeply meaningful and detailed subtexts, and perhaps it is not without irony then that the game lends itself so well to so many “sports-as-life” American metaphors.
Earlier last week, we shared that we would be participating in the 5th Annual Health Care Social Media Summit (#MayoRagan) in Rochester, Minn. Hosted by Ragan Communications and the Mayo Clinic Center for Social Media (#MCCSM), the event challenged conference goers to actively bring the social media revolution to health care.
This past August, MHADegree.org released its list of the top 50 social media friendly hospitals across the country. From Facebook to Flickr, these institutions are pioneering how to interact online with their staff, patients, and network of caregivers. The Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., is leading the charge with 20 boards on Pinterest, more than 600,000 followers on Twitter, and the most popular medical provider channel on YouTube.
This is hard for me to say and I bet most of my closest friends and colleagues will not believe that these words are coming from me, but here goes… “Change is good!” I am not sure why, but I have always had a hard time accepting change. If your childhood experiences shape you in this regard, then maybe the consistency and lack of change in my youth helps explain this. Born and raised in the same house, parents happily married after 55 years, watched my father go to work each day at the same job he held for most of his adult life…