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Inside Patients as Partners: An Interview with Valerie Bowling

By Aaron Fleishman on Wed, Mar 19, 2014 | 3 min read

Earlier this month, I presented BBK’s approach to advocacy outreach and engagement for patient recruitment at the inaugural Patients as Partners conference in Philadelphia, Penn., hosted by The Conference Forum. Patients as Partners examined how we engage with patients across the entire clinical trial continuum, including early research, patient-centric protocol design, recruitment, retention, and communicating results with patients acting as ambassadors and educators. Following the conference, I had an opportunity to interview Valerie Bowling, executive director at The Conference Forum. Here is what she had to say…

Topics: Patient Retention, Patient Recruitment, Patient Centricity, Patient Advocacy

Advocacy Outreach for Patient Recruitment

By Aaron Fleishman on Thu, Mar 13, 2014 | 4 min read

I had the pleasure of hosting a webinar on best practices for working with advocacy groups. The presentation, Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon: Building and Maintaining Positive Relationships with Advocacy Groups, reviewed the importance of networking and connecting to build relationships with advocacy organizations for clinical trials. The approach to working with advocacy groups has changed. It is not just about the one connection you may have with one organization… It is about working with the condition community as a whole for one common goal. Before and after the presentation, I received several questions about working with advocacy groups. In this blog, I will share a few of those questions and insights.

Topics: Patient Recruitment, Patient Advocacy, Social Media

Contingency Planning for Patient Recruitment

By BBK Worldwide on Tue, Mar 11, 2014 | 3 min read

As your study unfolds, you’re collecting millions of data points through a patient recruitment management system. Your study is probably generating more data than any member of any site staff has time to review. Assuming you’re asking the right questions, what then happens to all that actionable knowledge generated by your patient recruitment management system? What’s critical is that those reading the data are experienced with using metrics in the context of clinical studies. After all, clinical trial sponsors rely on them to turn raw data into thoughtful analysis and cost-effective recommendations.

Topics: BBK Worldwide, Patient Recruitment, Technology

BBK Worldwide Announces BIO Notifier® Plus

By Jackie Shydlowski on Mon, Mar 3, 2014 | 4 min read

Matchmaking Success for Global Clinical Trial Enrollment

Topics: BBK Worldwide, Patient Recruitment, Technology

It’s Rare Disease Day®: Join Together for Better Care

By Rob Laurens on Fri, Feb 28, 2014 | 3 min read

As a patient recruitment company, it’s elementary (though not always obvious to the casual observer) that, with extremely few exceptions, we deal only with the hard-to-enroll studies. Further, it’s not out of the ordinary for us to tackle the (seemingly) impossible-to-enroll studies. So, rare diseases are not uncommon to us, being that they often fall into the latter category of recruit-ability. Indeed, BBK Worldwide (BBK) has had a great deal of experience with rare disease studies. And, if there’s such a thing as a therapeutic category that inspires us more than any other, it’s this one.

Topics: BBK Worldwide, Patient Recruitment, Technology

Five Facets of Good Site Enrollment Support for Clinical Trials

By BBK Worldwide on Fri, Feb 21, 2014 | 3 min read

Years ago sponsors generally believed that site enrollment support simply involved developing generic outreach materials, mailing them out to each site and perhaps holding a brief training session on how to use the materials. It’s no wonder most studies failed to enroll on time. Today, most patient enrollment specialists, including BBK, define site enrollment support in terms of five broad areas of action.

Topics: Patient Retention, Patient Recruitment

Global Streaming Radio for Patient Recruitment

By Sarah Mandracchia on Tue, Feb 11, 2014 | 2 min read

Streaming radio adoption has been astronomical around the world. People tune in every day on their phones, tablets, and desktops (BBK even has its very own Spotify playlist!). This gives you the perfect opportunity to get your clinical study in front of the right people – straight to their earbuds! Oh... did we forget to mention how cost-effective it is?

Topics: Patient Recruitment, Mobile Strategies, Technology

One Standard to Rule Them All...

By Matt Kibby on Tue, Jan 14, 2014 | 3 min read

Towards the end of the third age of our earth, great Internet browsers of power were forged by the tech smiths of Silicon Valley.

Topics: Patient Recruitment, Mobile Strategies, Technology

Technology and Innovation in Patient Recruitment for Clinical Trials

By Matt Kibby on Tue, Jan 7, 2014 | 4 min read

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).

Topics: Patient Recruitment, TrialCentralNet, mHealth, Technology

Is Amending the Patients’ Bill of Rights in Our Future? - Part Two

By Rob Laurens on Fri, Dec 20, 2013 | 5 min read

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.

Topics: Patient Recruitment, Disruptive Innovation

 
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