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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…
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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…
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Six Ways to Use Texting to Provide Patient-Centered Care

As team members in research sites, we all want to keep our patients abundantly happy. Without our patients, we have nothing in the clinical trial process. In order to recruit patients and keep them coming back, patient-centered care is a practice…
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The Effect of Text Messaging on Medication Adherence

At this point, most professionals in the healthcare industry have heard of the potential for text messaging to increase medication adherence. It's one of the main ways that text messaging is being used in mHealth applications because it's simple…
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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Why You're Not Meeting Patient Recruitment for Clinical Trial Goals?

Patient recruitment for clinical trial is important for sites, sponsors, and CROs, as it affects the potential outcome and value of the clinical trial. For sites especially, meeting these goals is vital to keep a solid reputation and continue…
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Improving Patient Engagement with Text Messaging: The Relationship-Centric Technology

Can technology bring people closer together and enhance clinical trial patient engagement? We think so, as does pharma executive Tom O'Leary, CIO at ICON. According to his most recent article on PharmExec.com, O'Leary says, "Relationship-centric…
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Spotlight on Text Messaging to Promote Medication Adherence

Medication non-adherence for patients is a huge deal in both the healthcare and clinical research sectors. It is estimated that the total potential healthcare savings from medication adherence is $290 billion, or 13% of health spending. Half…