Tag Archives : Clinical Trial Software

Will Google and Apple Compete for Clinical Trial Dominance?

Snapshot of the new health watch for medical research from Verily Life Sciences

Google officially entered the clinical space with the launch of their Verily Study Watch last month. One of their driving goals with this device is to help researchers passively capture human health data. Among other things, Verily will use the watch to facilitate the Project Baseline study, an ongo

5 Challenges Pharma Faces in this Tech Revolution

Pharmaceutical companies face challenges in this tech revolution

The rise of digital technology solutions has had a significant impact on every industry, and pharma is no exception. Even if you feel like you’re a bit behind, you’ve heard how new solutions like this are being used to improve recruitment and engagement rates in clinical trials while red

6 Mistakes Pharma Companies Make When Adopting New Technology

Pharma CEO reaches for outdated technology solution

In previous tech-related posts, we’ve discussed how pharma and other companies focused on clinical research are slow to adopt new technology. While we are finally starting to see a shift in attitude towards innovation in our space, there are some common pitfalls that can hinder adoption. We’d

Beginner’s Guide to Finding the Perfect EDC System for Your Clinical Trial

CRO using an EDC system for her new clinical trial

Switching to an electronic data capture (EDC) system can benefit your clinical trial in a variety of ways. Instead of relying solely on paper bookkeeping–which leaves room for human error– utilizing an EDC system can help: Ensure data quality Increase efficiency Reduce cost of clinical t

Will eCOA Technology Kill Paper Based Clinical Trials this Year?

Computer using eCOA technology to manage a clinical trial

The clinical research industry is notorious for adopting things slowly. Despite the ever-growing capabilities of the digital world around us, many clinical trials still log everything via pen and paper. However, as Electronic Clinical Outcome Assessments (eCOA) continue to make waves, the multifacet

Unhappy with ResearchKit? Here are 5 Good Alternatives

Man enrolls in a clinical trial using Android's ResearchStack

When ResearchKit was launched in 2015, it was praised as an innovative new mHeath tool. But recently many industry professionals have started to question whether the platform is as relevant today as it once was. ResearchKit was created to allow collaboration between the healthcare field and consumer

Will AI Change How We Conduct Clinical Trials in 2017?

Artificial intelligence being incorporated in clinical trials

Increasingly complex clinical trials have driven up the average cost of drug development. This is putting tremendous pressure on CROs and other professionals involved in clinical trial operations. Sponsors want them to conduct more clinical trials and produce higher quality data overall while findin

eSource: Why It’s Time to Invest in a Better Solution

Clinical investigator using eSource to monitor study data

The process of clinical research is extensive and extremely expensive. If we consider traditional models, a lot of this expense (in time and money) can be attributed to data collection. Novartis conducted a study on their paper-based clinical trials and found that printing costs could run up to $50,

How Wearable Technology is Changing Clinical Trials

Man uses mobile app to take part in a clinical trial

New developments in wearable technology are exploding onto today’s clinical research scene. You likely see plenty of wearable tech in your day-to-day life, but more specifically, how is it impacting tomorrow’s clinical trials?