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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

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!

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

Can mHealth Provide a Higher Standard of Care?

Posted by BBK Worldwide on Wed, May 20, 2015

In earlier posts we have explored how mHealth can increase both patient engagement and site engagement. Today’s blog comes from Jason Rightmyer, Director of Research Informatics with the Institute of Aging Research (a Harvard Medical School Affiliate) who explores how mobile health technology is attributing to physician engagement. Thanks for contributing!

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Topics: mHealth, Physician Engagement

Physician Engagement in mHealth

Posted by Aaron Fleishman on Tue, Feb 3, 2015

According to industry estimates reported by research2guidance, 500 million smartphone users worldwide will be using a healthcare app this year, and by 2018, 50 percent of the more than 3.4 billion smartphone and tablet users will have downloaded at least one mobile health app. While patient engagement is key to the overall success of the mHealth movement, the vital role physician engagement plays must not be overlooked.

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Topics: mHealth, Physician Engagement

BBK Worldwide Makes Patient Engagement Easier with New mHealth Apps

Posted by BBK Worldwide on Tue, Jun 17, 2014

Underscoring its Commitment to Patient Advocacy and Care, My Clinical Study BuddySM Mobile Apps to Help Boost Patient Engagement

Mobile Apps to Streamline Valuable Resource and Information Sharing, Better Connect Advocacy Groups, Pharmaceutical Sponsors and Patients

DIA 2014 50th Annual Meeting, SAN DIEGO, Calif. and BOSTON, Mass., June 16, 2014--BBK Worldwide, a leading clinical trial marketing firm, today unveiled two new mobile apps for patient and site engagement, My Clinical Study BuddySM and My Clinical Study BuddySM Protocol Pointers Edition. Available for Apple® and Android mobile phones and tablets, both apps are available today on iTunes® and the Google Play store and are being demoed at this week's DIA 2014 50th Annual Meeting at the San Diego Convention Center, San Diego, Calif., June 16-19 at BBK booth #2309.

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Topics: Patient Engagement, mHealth, Physician Engagement, Technology

BBK Worldwide Announces Study eBinder Clinical Trial Management Tool

Posted by BBK Worldwide on Fri, Nov 22, 2013

Customized Apple® iPad AirTM Enhances Doctor-Patient Interactions in Clinical Trials

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Topics: mHealth, Physician Engagement, Mobile Strategies, Technology

Clinical Trial Innovations: Rethinking Paper

Posted by Jarrett Lowe on Thu, Apr 25, 2013

Patient screening and enrollment has traditionally required a deluge of paper-checklist-type items. We all know them: chart flags, contingency plans, I / E cards, panel mining guides, other prescreening tools, and of course, the protocol. And the more protocols a trial involves, the more trees we have to kill, right?

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Topics: Patient Recruitment, Disruptive Innovation, Physician Engagement, Technology

Helping Sites Overcome a Patient Recruitment Plateau

Posted by Justin Jones on Tue, Mar 5, 2013

Enrollment goals – every site has them. As the study sponsor, you’ve made your projections and communicated your expectations to each principal investigator. They have all assured you that they’ll have no trouble meeting your goals. Perhaps even a few of them told you they can enroll more than your goal. No problem, right?

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Topics: Patient Retention, Patient Recruitment, Physician Engagement, Patient Advocacy, Site Support

Top 5 Patient Recruitment Products of 2012

Posted by Aaron Fleishman on Wed, Dec 19, 2012

2012 was a busy year for the BBK Worldwide team. New products were introduced, a few awards were won, and a new online shopping experience for the latest clinical R&D tools and technology was created. As the year winds down, we thought we’d share with you our top five most popular patient recruitment products sold on our online store.

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Topics: Patient Recruitment, Disruptive Innovation, TrialCentralNet, Physician Engagement