Pulse: Industry Perspectives

Overcoming the myriad challenges of patient enrollment

Monday, April 14, 2014

The Pulse on Site Success by Jeffrey Adelglass

Throughout the evolution of clinical trials, patient enrollment has remained the most confounding element of timely trial completion. From the site perspective, the challenges are many. It is critical to mobilize strategies that minimize cost, maximize recruitment and avert patient attrition.

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How to choose the right healthcare app

Monday, March 31, 2014

The Pulse on Patient Recruitment by Ashley Tointon

The development of apps for healthcare has reached an all-time high, with thousands currently available for multiple devices for both consumers and healthcare professionals. Global statistics show that downloads of mobile health (mHealth) apps almost doubled in less than a year, from 127 million in 2011 to 247 million by October 2012. With so many different apps available, reviewing all of the options and finding the right one can be daunting. As you sift through the vast array of apps, narrow your choice by assessing functionality, accessibility and cost.

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The importance of guiding those new to research

Monday, March 24, 2014

The Pulse on Study Conduct by Elizabeth Weeks-Rowe

In research, we sometimes get caught up in the amount of therapeutic information we have to assimilate and the multitude of meetings we have to attend, so that we may forget two simple, yet important, things: you were once new, and take every opportunity to help guide those who are new.

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Successful technology rollout hinges on understanding principles of adult learning

Monday, March 3, 2014

The Pulse on Patient Recruitment by Ashley Tointon

With the increased use of technology for the management of clinical trials, study management teams can realize significant efficiencies and cost savings. But in order for new technology to reach its full potential, users must be properly trained, comfortable with their knowledge and have a complete understanding of the implications of utilizing versus not using the technology.

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