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6 Ways to Engage Clinical Trial Patients with Text Messaging

The Center for Information and Study on Clinical Research Participation (CISCRP) recently published their 2015 Perceptions and Insights Study. This study of over 12,000 research participants is "the largest global assessment of clinical research…
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…
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Market Your Core Indications for Optimal Patient Recruitment

Clinical trial sites traditionally market individual trials for patient recruitment using advertising materials and/or budgets given to them by sponsors. A sponsor-provided budget is typically $3000 - $5000, which isn't much considering the…
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How to Improve Recruitment with Text Message Alerts

Improving Patient Recruitment with Text Message Study Alerts Patient recruitment is one of the largest stressors for a clinical research site, as the excitement from a new study award can quickly turn to generating a complicated and task-intensive to-do…
Mobile Health
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Video Interview: Rick Krohn on The Mobile Health Revolution

Video Interview: Rick Krohn on The Mobile Health Revolution We were flattered to be asked to co-write a chapter in the new HIMSS mHealth Book: mHealth Innovation: Best Practices from the Mobile Frontier (HIMSS Books, 2014), co-edited by…
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…