Tag Archives : Digital Recruitment Strategies

Online Patient Communities: What’s the Best Way to Approach & Work With Them?

Principal investigator tells online patient community about an upcoming study

Online patient communities are a potential goldmine when it comes to clinical trial recruitment. For example, any CRO or clinical research site that is about to conduct a lupus clinical trial would love to post to a Facebook group or mass email a lupus support community. Needless to say, this is not

Will Transportation to Clinical Trials Hinder Participation in 2017?

Lyft driver takes patient to their clinical trial

At the risk of sounding like a broken record, one of the biggest challenges in our industry is getting enough patients to participate in a trial. Although the general public seems to understand that volunteers play a pivotal role in our efforts, they aren’t exactly lining up in the streets for a spo

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

How New Virtual Clinical Trials Have Improved Patient Recruitment

Man enrolls in a virtual clinical trial via his iPad

In 2011, Pfizer conducted what has come to be known as the first virtual clinical trial. It was revolutionary project, allowing sites to manage participants through electronic devices and patients to participate from wherever they lived. There was just one problem… it didn’t recruit! While the

6 Patient Matching Platforms to Watch

Man uses patient matching platform to enroll in a clinical trial

The staggering lack of clinical trial participants is a topic that comes up often in our industry. Faced with statistics regarding millions of lost dollars, slow drug development timelines, and steep patient dropout rates, we already know this is one of our biggest issues. However, there are also so