BBK Worldwide and the Summit for Clinical Ops Executives (SCOPE)

By Bonnie A. Brescia on Tue, Jan 31, 2012 | 3 min read

If you didn’t already know this, I am a football fanatic. Grew up outside NYC as a Giants fan. Got my Pats season tickets when Parcells moved to New England. So, Super Bowl XLVI is here and I’ll be in Miami getting ready for the SCOPE Summit for Clinical Executives once again this year. (At least our host Micah Leiberman moved the pre-conference workshop to Monday, so that’s one good thing.)  And no matter which team wins, I’ll have something to cheer about. For those of you who could care less, and will arrive at the meeting with no idea who won, if I’m sporting a Gronkowski shirt, the Patriots won. If it says Cruz on my back, then the Giants won. They both wear red, white, and blue uniforms so the colors won’t help you.

Topics: Patient Retention, Patient Recruitment, Disruptive Innovation, Cultural Adaptation

The Pulse on Multinational Studies – CW Weekly

By Bonnie A. Brescia on Mon, Dec 12, 2011 | 4 min read

It's that sentimental time of year. Many publications and broadcasts are focused on “the year in review” and all of the remarkable advances that took place during 2011—in technology, medicine and beyond. So let’s give “social media” its due by focusing on patients’ ever-expanding access to useful medical information from a new and trusted resource: their peers.

Global expansion of internet access and subsequent increases in online traffic continue to empower patients around the world who seek medical information. A remarkable 35% of the global population access the internet for health information at least weekly, according to the Edelman Health Barometer for 2011.

Topics: Patient Retention, Patient Recruitment, Social Media, Mobile Strategies

A Breakthrough Solution for Patient Recruitment Franchise Programs

By Joan F. Bachenheimer on Mon, Jun 14, 2010 | 2 min read

BBK Worldwide has expanded its three decades of expertise in supporting clinical R&D with the introduction of its Patient Recruitment Franchise Program at the annual meeting of the DIA in Washington, D.C., 13–17 June 2010. BBK’s flagship product for its new program is the Study eBinder: a flexible and intuitive communication platform that uses the Apple iPad® to facilitate the myriad processes necessary to effectively recruit and manage patients for global clinical trials.

This new franchise model not only realizes significant cost-savings in the execution of patient recruitment programs, it also supports quick, efficient enrollment for multiple studies within the same therapeutic category, as well as multiple protocols for a single compound. “Franchise programs create exponential savings through the economies of scale derived from applying strategies and tactics across multiple studies and countries,” said Joan F. Bachenheimer, BBK Worldwide founding principal and CEO. “Using the model of the Patient Recruitment Franchise Program, sponsors are able to consolidate planning and recruitment strategies for immediate and long-term cost reductions that far exceed preferred pricing or volume discounts.”

Topics: Patient Retention, Patient Recruitment, Disruptive Innovation, Technology

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