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In a new Outsourcing-Pharma interview, Elizabeth Gargill discusses why clinical trial innovation matters more now than ever

By BBK Worldwide on Fri, Oct 23, 2020 | 4 min read

 

Earlier this week, Elizabeth Gargill went one-on-one with Outsourcing-Pharma, discussing findings from BBK's recent Study Voices survey that reveal shifts in healthcare consumer attitudes and behaviors since the onset of COVID-19. In this in-depth interview, Elizabeth discusses why clinical trial innovation is more important now than ever and how clinical trial sponsors can leverage the survey findings to enhance their enrollment and engagement efforts.

Topics: Patient Engagement, Clinical Trials, Study Voices, Healthcare Consumer, Survey, Clinical Trial Innovations, Clinical Trial Enrollment, Study-life Balance, Outsourcing-Pharma, Telehealth

Study Voices 2020: Survey Findings Vol. 1

By Elizabeth Gargill on Tue, Sep 29, 2020 | 2 min read

 

During the last two weeks of August we surveyed more than 1,200 healthcare consumers, medical professionals, and members of the pharmaceutical industry for their perspectives on topics impacting today's healthcare consumer.

The findings provide a unique look at current attitudes and behaviors that inform the patient experience. They provide clinical trial sponsors with a snapshot of a critical moment in time when we're seeing the rise of telehealth, the adoption of decentralized and hybrid trials, and heightened awareness of clinical research. They also reveal new opportunities and challenges ahead for clinical trial enrollment and engagement.

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Topics: Patient Experience, Study Voices, Healthcare Consumer, Survey, Clinical Trial Innovations, COVID-19, Telehealth

BBK Worldwide Showcases Its Commitment to Innovation at DPharm 2020

By Aaron Fleishman on Fri, Sep 18, 2020 | 2 min read

 

DPharm. It's one of my favorite conferences that I look forward to each year. This year we will be virtual September 22-23, but still the same great energy and excitement. DPharm is a standout event that challenges and reports on innovation, with the goal of shaking up the way we conduct clinical trials so that we can reduce patient / physician burden and create greater efficiencies.

Topics: Disruptive Innovation, Conferences, Patient Experience, Study Voices, 2020 Events, Clinical Trial Innovations, COVID-19, DPHARM

Latest “Study Voices” Survey Finds Unexpected Similarities Between Healthcare Consumers and Clinical Trial Participants

By Elizabeth Gargill on Thu, Feb 20, 2020 | 3 min read

 

Survey Results Empower Clinical Trial Sponsors with New Opportunities for Patient Engagement

Our latest "Study Voices" survey challenges the long-held belief that the clinical trial experience should be approached differently than the healthcare consumer experience. The latest “Study Voices” survey – part of an ongoing series of surveys designed to shed light on key clinical research trends – explores patient attitudes towards technology,  healthcare affordability, physician access, transparency, and quality of care. It features responses from 2,067 individuals – 63% of whom identify themselves as healthcare consumers and 38% of whom identify themselves as clinical trial participants. The research was spearheaded by BBK's MythBusters team of Aaron Fleishman, Matt Kibby, Jessica Kim, Maddy Johnson and Elizabeth Gargill.

Topics: Study Voices, MythBusters, Healthcare Consumer, Clinical Trial Participant

3 Myths That May Be Sabotaging Your Clinical Trial Enrollment Effort

By Elizabeth Gargill on Fri, Jan 24, 2020 | 4 min read

 

Myths are stubborn, persistent, and can easily put your well-intentioned clinical trial enrollment efforts at risk. But spotting and correcting them can be a challenge. To help the industry discern fact from fiction, we assembled our own MythBusters team, dedicated to confirming or busting common clinical trial myths. Empowered with data from our industry-wide surveys of patients, physicians, and clinical trial sponsors, the team identifies pervasive myths, puts them to the test, and arrives at a verdict.

Topics: Patient Engagement, Patient Experience, Study Voices, MythBusters, Patient Enrollment

Patient Health Apps - Help or Hype?

By Elizabeth Gargill on Wed, Nov 13, 2019 | 5 min read

 

Last month, in partnership with Health Union, we surveyed over 200 patients on health app use. The findings not only dispel some common myths about app use, but they provide valuable insight that members of the clinical research community can leverage to enhance the design, development, and adoption of clinical trial engagement apps.

We recently sat down with Health Union’s COO and Clinical Business Lead, Lauren Lawhon, for a Q&A session to get her take on the survey results.

Topics: BBK Worldwide, Patient Engagement, Clinical Trials, Study Voices, Health Union, MythBusters, Health Apps

New Partnership with Health Union Shines the Light on the Patient Voice

By BBK Worldwide on Tue, Sep 10, 2019 | 7 min read

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We recently had the opportunity to sit down with Lauren Lawhon, chief operating officer for Health Union, to discuss our newly formed partnership with the pioneer in online communities and how greater insight into the patient voice can enhance the clinical trial patient experience.

Topics: Patient, Patient Experience, Study Voices, Health Union

Moving Beyond the Myth That Doctors Won't Refer

By Elizabeth Gargill on Thu, Aug 8, 2019 | 3 min read

“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.

Topics: BBK Worldwide, Physician Engagement, Site Support, Site Selection, Site Engagement, Clinical Trials, Study Voices

Focus 5: Amplifying the Study Voice - Capturing the Sentiment of the Study Community

By BBK Worldwide on Wed, Apr 3, 2019 | 2 min read

When examining the clinical trial experience, there’s nothing more meaningful than hearing directly from those closest to the study – patients, caregivers, physicians, and study sponsors. This year BBK launched its Study Voices initiative. Study Voices is designed to capture the sentiment of the study community at a time when the clinical research industry is growing and evolving. From innovative technology, to protocol design, and everything in between, Study Voices captures the perspectives of those closest to the clinical trial experience, offering insight that can be leveraged for action.

“Focus 5: Amplifying the Study Voice” highlights five members of the study community as they share their perspectives on the clinical trial experience.

Topics: Patient Engagement, Rare Disease, Pediatric Studies, Informed Consent, Patient Experience, Study Voices

 
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