If you’re not using text messaging in your clinical trials, you should be.
If you *are* using text messaging, make sure you’re getting the most out of it.
Text messaging is the best way to communication with clinical trial subjects. If you’re not using texting in some form, this article will show you why you should be. If you are currently using texting, there are ways to best utilize mobile’s most popular channel to achieve your study goals. Some of the most important advantages of using text messaging for your research text messages are listed below:
1. Text messaging is the preferred way to communicate.
Many study subjects report that they feel more comfortable communicating through texts than through phone calls or face-to-face meetings. Touching base with your subjects and receiving replies through texts can increase engagement with your study and can improve the quality of reporting on the results you achieve. Text messaging systems can allow you to put your NIH budget to work in the most efficient way.
2. Leverage faster read and response rates than any other medium.
Statistics indicate that 90 percent of all text messages are read within 10 minutes of receipt. Text messaging is a very efficient and practical way to stay in touch with your study participants and can allow you to receive prompt replies that meet the requirements of your research project.
3. Improve your workflows through text message automation.
Mosio’s text messaging solutions can also streamline the process of sending out notifications and receiving responses from your study participants. This can reduce labor for your research study staff and can make it much easier to compile and deliver results for your projects.
4. Availability and accessibility everywhere (we always have our mobile phones with us).
Because mobile phones and devices are so popular, most people keep them close at hand at all times. This can make it much easier to reach your study participants quickly and in a way that works for them.
5. Automate and streamline your communications with study subjects and/or research staff.
Mosio’s text messaging system allows you to set up automated communications that are sent when certain criteria have been met or when the appropriate stage of your study is reached. This can reduce manual typing on the part of your staff and can ensure uniformity of questions and possible responses across your entire study cohort.
6. Improve adherence and compliance on autopilot.
Reminders and automated texts can increase adherence to medication regimens and compliance with all requirements of your studies. This can add up to improved engagement with your study participants and more accurate results for you.
7. Eliminate “phone tag” and unread email issues.
Text messaging is perfect for stopping the cycle of missed and returned calls and voicemail. It can also reduce or even eliminate the problem of emails that go unread or that could even end up in spam folders. Text messages are much more likely to reach your recipients at a time that is convenient for them, which can increase your response rates to questions and other prompts related to your study.
8. Use the best text messaging service for researchers.
Not all text messaging solutions offer the same advantages. At Mosio, we can provide you with text messaging options that are tailored to the research environment. Other text messaging services cannot offer the same level of options and the automation services available from Mosio. This can result in reduced efficiency for your staff and limited engagement with your study participants, which could lead to less accurate results for your research efforts.
At Mosio, we offer the most comprehensive and practical solutions for communicating with your research subjects and patients. This can help you make the best use of your study budget. To learn more about how we can help you manage communications for your ongoing research studies, text or call us at 425-559-9993 in the USA and Canada or get a free project plan to see how top research organizations are using automated text messaging for their studies. At Mosio, our team looks forward to the chance to work with you. We work in biopharma and investigator sponsored studies in North America and globally.
Budgeting for Text Messaging Communications in Pharmaceutical or Device Clinical Trials
Including funds in your budget for study subject communications is a “must have” in a world gone mobile. Getting text messaging right is more than checking the SMS box. Doing it properly means more engaged subjects, happier study staff, higher adherence rates and fewer errors. Mosio have global text messaging capabilities with a host of modules to help study sponsors or CROs leverage the power of this mobile channel. Contact us or fill out our project plan form to get a quote for a current or upcoming clinical trial.
Make the Most of Your NIH Budget With Text Messaging Solutions From Mosio
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is the single largest funding organization for biomedical research around the globe. With more than $32 billion in resources to assist medical researchers and scientists, the NIH can provide funds for a wide range of research projects and studies. Managing your NIH budget effectively means finding the most practical tools to stay in touch with test subjects and ensuring that your research is as productive as possible. Mosio’s text messaging systems can provide the help you need to make the most of your available budget and can provide you with eight important benefits when communicating with your study subjects on an ongoing basis. Fill out our free project plan form to see how Mosio can improve your communication workflows, adherence and data collection efforts in your research projects.