BBK Worldwide® Blog

Ramping Up Patient & Site Engagement during COVID-19

Posted by Elizabeth Gargill on Tue, Apr 14, 2020

 

Guidance to Help Respond to Immediate Challenges 

As the COVID-19 outbreak challenges clinical trial sponsors, we’ve identified efforts to support patient and site engagement -  helping to minimize clinical trial disruption and keep timelines intact. Some efforts respond to FDA guidance on conducting clinical trials during the COVID-19 pandemic while others respond to challenges introduced by travel restrictions, infection risks, enhanced site burden, and protocol deviations.

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Topics: Patient Engagement, Site Engagement, RSG Arrive, COVID-19

The Art and Science of Clinical Trial Feasibility

Posted by Alexia Medici, Account Executive on Wed, Feb 12, 2020

 

Determining site feasibility is something that most investigators and site coordinators are familiar with. However, once the questionnaire is filled out and provided back to the sponsor and/or CRO, sites may not be aware of the internal process a reviewing entity may have in evaluating the site’s feasibility for the study. As a former clinical research coordinator, I was curious about this. So, I decided to work with BBK's President Matt Kibby, who has been revolutionizing the site feasibility process for the past 20 years. Together, we worked to understand and provide greater context to current site staff regarding the way BBK views and evaluates sites for study feasibility.

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Topics: Site Selection, Site Engagement, Patient Enrollment, Feasibility

Moving Beyond the Myth That Doctors Won't Refer

Posted by Elizabeth Gargill on Thu, Aug 8, 2019
“Doctors won’t refer!” It’s a phrase spoken far too often – and often delivered with an air of unwavering certainty. However, growing evidence suggests otherwise – including most recently the findings from BBK Worldwide’s Study Voices survey.
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Topics: BBK Worldwide, Physician Engagement, Site Support, Site Selection, Site Engagement, Clinical Trials, Study Voices

Pharma15 Live! Goes Backstage: "Do Engagement Tools Live Up to Their Hype?" Physicians’ and Patients’ Perspectives

Posted by BBK Worldwide on Thu, Mar 28, 2019

Patient engagement is important, but so is the engagement of doctors and medical personal delivering the protocol to the patient. Gerald Wayne Dryden, Jr., MD, PhD from the University of Louisville discusses patient engagement in a special edition of Pharma 15 Live! with fellow panelists Linda A. Glaser, MD, PhD from Coastal Biomedical Research, Inc. and Annie Finstein, a clinical trial participant.

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Topics: Patient Engagement, Conferences, Site Engagement, Pharma15 Live!

Pharma15 Live! Goes Backstage: "Do Engagement Tools Live Up to Their Hype?" Physicians’ and Patients’ Perspectives

Posted by BBK Worldwide on Wed, Mar 27, 2019

What basic information and support might a patient need when considering a clinical trial? Clinical trial participant Annie Finstein shares her perspective alongside a panel of doctors at the CHI SCOPE Summit 2019 in this special edition of Pharma15 Live!

Joining Annie are guest panelists Gerald Wayne Dryden, Jr., MD, PhD, MSPH, M.Sc. from the University of Louisville, and Linda A. Glaser, MD, PhD from Coastal Biomedical Research, Inc.

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Topics: Patient Engagement, Conferences, Site Engagement, Pharma15 Live!

Season 2 Episode 1: "Do Engagement Tools Live Up To Their Hype?" Physicians’ and Patients’ Perspectives

Posted by BBK Worldwide on Fri, Mar 15, 2019

BBK Worldwide® hosted its signature Pharma15 Live! debate series to the 10th Annual SCOPE Summit on February 19, 2019. Bonnie A. Brescia moderated a panel of doctors and patient during the conference’s plenary keynote program on the topic of “Do Engagement Tools Live Up to Their Hype?” 

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Topics: Patient Engagement, Conferences, Site Engagement, Pharma15 Live!

Guest Spotlight: Dr. Linda Glaser How Do You Define Patient Engagement?

Posted by Beth Davis Heppenstall on Fri, Feb 1, 2019

We are excited to introduce one of our dynamic keynote panelists, Linda A. Glaser, MD, PhD of Coastal Biomedical Research, Inc. in Santa Monica, CA.

Linda will be sharing her site voice and insights at BBK’s Pharma15 Live! debate series at the 10th Annual SCOPE Summit on Feb 19.

While pursuing a successful career in private practice, Linda’s passion for research lead her to establish Coastal Biomedical Research, Inc. in Santa Monica. The practice specializes in clinical trials across many therapies, from diabetes to hypertension to pain management. As Medical Director, she understands the patient experience and medical site needs. As a business owner, she also understands the importance of adaptability, efficiencies and overcoming operational challenges.

What is most rewarding to you as you consider your contribution to clinical trial research?

The ability to help advance science and treat disease.

How do you define patient engagement? What does that term mean to you?

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Topics: Patient Retention, Patient Recruitment, Physician Engagement, Conferences, Site Engagement, Clinical Research, Patient Experience, Pharma15 Live!

Sponsor of Choice

Posted by Matt Kibby on Mon, Oct 30, 2017

In an age where patients have more choice about treatment options (just think about how the treatment guidelines have evolved for multiple sclerosis or rheumatoid arthritis in the last 10 years for example,) and more clinical trials are being conducted by fewer investigators, there has been a constant upward pressure on competition for clinical trial patients, even as sponsors and third party recruitment companies becomes more innovative and proactive in their approaches to marketing their trials.

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Topics: Patient Engagement, Site Engagement, Clinical Research, Clinical Trials

BBK To Attend SCOPE 2016 in Miami, Feb 23 - 25

Posted by BBK on Mon, Feb 22, 2016

BBK Worldwide is very excited to be participating in the Cambridge Health Institute’s 7th Annual SCOPE Summit for Clinical Ops Executives. Taking place February 23 – 25 in Miami FL, SCOPE will offer three days of in-depth discussions addressing the operational, technological and data-related aspects of clinical trial planning and management, with 12 different conferences, 4 pre-conference workshops and 2 symposia.

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Topics: Physician Engagement, Site Engagement, Global Patient Recruitment

“Focus 5” – A Guide to mHealth in Your Next Clinical Trial

Posted by BBK Worldwide on Tue, Apr 21, 2015

Following last week’s successful mHealth + Patient Engagement webinar, which featured Larry Suarez, mobile architect with Oracle’s Health Sciences Global Business Unit and Daniel Bender, product manager with Empatica, we are excited to offer our latest Focus 5 eBook – a compilation of industry expert insights on the ways in which mobile health technology impacts clinical trials, raises the patient voice, and enables a higher standard of care.  

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Topics: Patient Engagement, mHealth, Site Engagement