Health Literacy Month: How to Talk to Patients about Medical Research

October is Health Literacy Month. Health literacy refers to how well patients are able to process and understand basic health information. For example, patients with low health literacy may struggle to understand the writing on a medication bottle or directions from their doctor. Read more

Clinical Trial Patient Recruitment on Facebook: 5 Common Mistakes

With 2 billion active users, Facebook can be one of the most powerful ways to reach patients who may be interested in clinical trials – but it's easy to make mistakes, too. Successful campaigns are all about testing, learning, and optimizing throughout the clinical trial patient recruitment process. In addition, ensuring patients are recruited efficiently and economically also entails avoiding ... Read more

Delivering on Diversity: Tuskegee and what it means for minority participation in medical research today

Every conversation about minority participation in medical research inevitably  winds up with the “T” word – Tuskegee. Read more

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4 Advantages of Using ePRO in the Clinical Trials Process

During a clinical trial, it's important to collect as much relevant data as possible about how well the treatment is working and the patient experience. There are many tools and services out there which exist solely for this purpose; the hope is that more data can be collected without unnecessarily inconveniencing the patient and empowering them throughout the process. Read more

Managing Clinical Trials: How Technology Can Help

Clinical research sites use an average of five different systems to manage their trials, according to a recent survey from Forte Research. As complex as that may sound, clinical trials technology can also help make life easier for clinical research managers and other members of your site's staff, too. Today, there's a piece of technology that can support every part of running a trial at your ... Read more

Parkinson's Disease Research Roundup: September 2018

Nearly one million people in the United States live with Parkinson's disease. While tremor is the condition's best-known symptom, Parkinson's can include a wide range of symptoms, including balance issues, muscle stiffness, and memory problems. Read more

How to Start a Clinical Trial Recruitment Plan [Template]

Clinical trial patient recruitment takes a significant amount of time and resources at research sites. Between choosing advertising channels, writing copy and getting Institutional Review Board (IRB) approval, and launching your campaign, it's easy to feel overwhelmed. Read more

How to Improve the Clinical Trial Recruitment Experience for Patients

It can feel like finding patients who may be interested in your trial is the most difficult part of clinical trial patient recruitment. But even if your clinical trial advertising targeting is spot on, patients won’t take the next step if they have a negative or confusing experience during the recruitment process. Read more

Introducing Our Newest Partner: PWNHealth

It's with great excitement that we share that we have officially partnered with PWNHealth, a virtual care company that enables patient access to diagnostic testing, treatment, and professional guidance, to bolster efficiencies in our clinical trial recruitment by incorporating direct-to-patient lab services. Read more

6 Patient Outreach Tips for Clinical Research Sites

Many clinical research sites have a database of patients to contact about clinical trial opportunities. Your site may also work with clinical trial patient recruitment companies to receive contact information from patients who are interested in taking part in a trial. Read more