Entries by Kelly

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3 Ways Text Messaging Improves Behavioral Science Research

3 Ways Text Messaging Improves Behavioral Science Research We’ve talked quite a bit about how text messaging software complements clinical trials, many of which are pharmaceutical or device-based. But what about social science research? These behavioral science research studies place an acute focus on thoughts, feelings, and actions taken during certain events and scenarios that […]

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Text Messaging and Wearables in Clinical Trials: Two great technologies that go well together

There’s been a growing buzz around the use of wearable devices in clinical research…And for good reason! These types of devices have the potential to change the game, from the type of data we’re collecting, to the way we’re collecting it. While integrating wearables in clinical trials seems to be a natural extension of the […]

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Text Messaging: The Medication Reminder App That Isn’t an App at All

Text messaging – The Medication and Pill Reminder App That Isn’t an App at All Statistics and reports in pharmaceutical research show that patient non-adherence to clinical trial protocol has extremely negative effects on both clinical AND financial trial outcomes…You can run the most organized trial with the most experienced, top-tier staff, but if your patient […]

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6 Ways Text Messaging Improves Site-Less Clinical Trials

6 Ways Text Messaging Improves Site-Less Clinical Trials There has been a lot of talk about the concept of “site-less” clinical trials (also known as direct-to-patient, patient-centric, remote and virtual trials), clinical studies that take place remotely rather than at a clinical site. Normally, participants come to a specified clinical site to coordinate care, protocol, and […]

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3 Reasons Why Text Messaging is a Better Way to Engage Clinical Trial Patients Than Anything You’re Using Now

3 Reasons Why Text Messaging is a Better Way to Engage Clinical Trial Patients Than Anything You’re Using Now Outside of site visits, it’s extremely important for patient care to be at the core of your clinical study activities, so they feel connected and engaged with the study process. The significance of having engaged patients […]

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The Cost of Non-Adherence in Clinical Trials: A Perfect Use Case for SMS Medication Reminders

Applied Clinical Trials (written by Moe Alsumidaie from AnnexClinical) just released a fascinating article detailing the staggering financial impact of participant non-adherence to study protocol in clinical trials. It’s easy to overlook the financial ramifications to participant non-adherence. “Non-Adherence: A Direct Influence on Clinical Trial Duration and Cost” makes this information extremely accessible, using charts […]

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11 Ways Text Messaging Makes REDCap Data Capture Software Even More Powerful

11 Ways Text Messaging Makes REDCap Data Capture Software Even More Powerful  Many of us recognize REDCap (Research Electronic Data Capture software), created and managed by Vanderbilt University, as a leading tool for building and managing online surveys and databases. This secure, web-based data collection software is often utilized by research clients who want to […]