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Patient Adherence Via Text Messaging
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Text Messaging, Older Demographics and Clinical Research

Out in public, waiting for the bus, in line at cafes, etc, it's clear that average adults use their mobile phones...a lot. We don't need research and stats to tell what our eyes show us: everyone is messaging and communicating via their mobile…
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5 Tips to Get the Most Out of Text Messaging in Clinical Research

Text messages can greatly improve clinical research on multiple levels, according to Applied Clinical Trials. Study outcomes show that text messages enhance patient behavioral outcomes, increase the likelihood of patients showing up to…
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Text Messaging: The Ultimate Tool for BYOD in Clinical Trials

"Bring your own device", or BYOD, is becoming a new trend in clinical trials. Sponsors, CROs, and investigators are starting to realize the ease and utility that BYOD brings to trial planning and operation. In a recent study by Icon, the…
Patient retention in clinical trials

3 Ways to Increase Patient Retention in Clinical Trials

Patient retention: a phrase that makes clinical trial site staff groan almost as much as 'patient recruitment', or maybe even more depending on the site. Most clinical trial sites struggle with patient retention - how to keep patients involved…
Patient recruitment strategies

Clinical Trial Recruitment Success Via Text Messaging

Recruitment: the perpetually challenging aspect of clinical trials. As one of the most important parts of running a clinical trial (no patients, no trial, right?), recruitment is a large focus for those involved in clinical research. …
Mobile health apps
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Integrating Mobile Technology Into Healthcare: A Clinical Trial Success Story

The effect of using Mobile health apps during a clinical trial weight loss study was explored in a Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) Internal Medicine article. The study, titled “Integrating Technology into Standard Weight…
mHealth providers
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Clinical Trial Promotion and Subscription via SMS

SMS and Email Subscriptions: A Case Study SMS has the ability to considerably increase email signups served by mHealth providers.  At least, that’s what a Zettasphere case study reviewed by Tim Watson, independent email marketing consultant,…
Clinical Trial Recruitment
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Reduce the Stress on Your Recruiting Call Centers: Use Mobile Surveys to Pre-Screen Research Patients

Calling: Unknown Number. Should you answer it?  You can just let it go to voicemail and call back if it turns out to be something important.  One less time you have to entertain spam… Although many people may qualify for clinical…
mHealth software
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4 Reasons Text Messaging Should Be More Widely Used In Clinical Trials

As clinical trials continue to expand, making use of mobile healthcare technologies or mHealth software is vital for success.  Text messaging is a particularly promising mHealth technology for several reasons: 1.     Easy, Effective…