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Ready, Set, Go Virtual!

Posted by Elizabeth Gargill on Tue, Oct 6, 2020

 

Ready, Set, Go Virtual!

New virtual engagement solutions are delivering patients the convenience and immediacy they want in their healthcare experience. Solutions that support decentralized or hybrid trials, like BBK’s virtual RSG® Card, are helping to remove some of the barriers to clinical trial participation that patients cite as the most challenging.

As a matter of fact, in BBK's recent Study Voices 2020 survey, patients selected "immediate reimbursement for study-related expenses" as the most important solution influencing their decision to participate in a clinical trial.

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Topics: Patient Engagement, Patient Experience, Study Voices, Patient Reimbursement, RSG Card, Clinical Trial Innovations, Decentralized Trials, Virtual, Stipends

Study Voices 2020: Survey Findings Vol. 1

Posted by Elizabeth Gargill on Tue, Sep 29, 2020

 

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

Jessica Kim Named to PharmaVOICE 100 for Her Leadership and Expertise

Posted by Elizabeth Gargill on Tue, Sep 1, 2020

 

BBK Worldwide is honored to announce that our Creative Director for Patient Experience and Engagement, Jessica Kim, has been named to the 2020 PharmaVOICE 100 list of the most inspiring people in the life sciences industry as a patient champion. The award recognizes Ms. Kim for how she inspires and motivates those around her, her influence as a corporate leader, and her positive impact on the industry through her actions.

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Topics: Patient Engagement, Patient Enrollment, Study-life Balance, PharmaVOICE, Jessica Kim, PharmaVOICE 100

Rob Laurens Discusses Navigating Patient Travel During COVID-19 with Outsourcing-Pharma

Posted by Elizabeth Gargill on Wed, Aug 19, 2020

 

Earlier this week, Principal of RSG Services Rob Laurens went one-on-one with Outsourcing-Pharma to discuss challenges associated with patient travel as COVID-19 restrictions ease.

In this in-depth interview, Rob addresses the importance of contingency planning, lessons learned, and the long-term impact of COVID-19 on patient travel. He also provides insight into services and resources that clinical trial sponsors can leverage to maximize patient safety and engagement during COVID-19 and beyond. Click here to read the full article.

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Topics: Patient Travel, Patient Travel Programs, RSG Arrive, COVID-19, Rob Laurens, RSG Services, Outsourcing-Pharma

Managing Patient Travel as Countries and Study Sites Reopen

Posted by Elizabeth Gargill on Wed, Jul 29, 2020

The Road to Reopening

In our newest Pharma15 Live! episode, Principal of RSG Services Rob Laurens provides guidance on managing clinical trial patient travel as COVID-19 restrictions ease and countries and study sites start to reopen.

Rob answers common questions and highlights the advantages of thoughtful pre-planning and contingency preparation. Watch now and discover strategies clinical trial sponsors can leverage to maximize patient safety and engagement during COVID-19 and beyond.

 

Download the eBook

Download eBook

 

Because there's a lot to consider in terms of managing patient travel as COVID-19 restrictions ease, we've captured guidance in a special eBook to download and review at your convenience.

 

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Topics: Patient Engagement, Patient Travel, Pharma15 Live!, Patient Enrollment, COVID-19, Coronavirus, Rob Laurens

Bonus Content: COVID-19 and Beyond Virtual Town Hall

Posted by Elizabeth Gargill on Tue, May 26, 2020

More of Your Questions Answered

In this special video clip, industry innovators Aaron Fleishman and Craig Lipset answer some of the overflow questions from our Virtual Town Hall on maintaining clinical trial momentum during COVID-19 and beyond.

This 20-minute segment features answers to your questions relating to:

  • Implementation of decentralized trials
  • Impact of COVID-19 on enrollment of healthy volunteers
  • Biggest concerns for clinicians around remote contact with patients
  • Advancing decentralized trials while not leaving behind people without access to reliable internet, electronic devices, or digital savvy
  • Validating new digital endpoints for decentralized trials
  • Impact of telemedicine and other decentralized trial approaches on  monitoring and source data verification (SDV)

 

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Topics: Webinars, Clinical Trials, Pharma15 Live!, COVID-19, Aaron Fleishman, Craig Lipset

Watch Now: COVID-19 and Beyond Virtual Town Hall

Posted by Elizabeth Gargill on Tue, May 19, 2020

Driven by audience questions, industry innovators Aaron Fleishman and Craig Lipset discuss maintaining clinical trial momentum during COVID-19 and beyond during our recent virtual town hall.

Watch now to gain insight into overcoming patient enrollment and engagement challenges while supporting study continuity. Learn how to minimize clinical trial disruption with solutions for all stages of study activity – planning, enrolling, and even restarting.

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Topics: Webinars, Clinical Trials, Pharma15 Live!, COVID-19, Aaron Fleishman, Craig Lipset

Study-Life Balance: Re-Envisioning the Patient Experience

Posted by Elizabeth Gargill on Mon, May 18, 2020

 

Putting clinical trial participation
within the context of a patient’s entire life experience.

 

BBK Worldwide is marking the evolution of the patient experience with the introduction of a new construct called study-life balance. It leverages patient-centric solutions to help patients more easily integrate clinical trial participation into their daily lives. 

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Topics: Patient Engagement, Patient Experience, Most Viewed, Study-life Balance, International Clinical Trials

"COVID-19 and Beyond" Virtual Town Hall

Posted by Elizabeth Gargill on Wed, May 6, 2020

"COVID-19 and Beyond" Virtual Town Hall - May 14, 2020 @ 12:00 p.m. ET

Join industry innovators Craig Lipset and Aaron Fleishman for a virtual town hall to discuss maintaining clinical trial momentum during COVID-19 and beyond. Register now.

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Topics: Webinars, Clinical Trials, Pharma15 Live!, COVID-19, Aaron Fleishman, Craig Lipset

What and When to Submit to the IRB?

Posted by Elizabeth Gargill on Wed, Apr 29, 2020

Insights from Advarra on Managing Changes to Patient Enrollment & Engagement due to COVID-19

Get an IRB's perspective on managing clinical trial enrollment modifications due to COVID-19 by watching our interview with Michele Russell-Einhorn, Chief Compliance Officer and Institutional Official, Advarra.

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Topics: Patient Engagement, Pharma15 Live!, Most Viewed, COVID-19, Clinical Trial Enrollment, Institutional Review Board, Rob Laurens, IRB