Tag Archives : Health Applications

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Pharma CEO reaches for outdated technology solution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

eDRO: the Future of Data Collection in Clinical Trials?

Mobile health development crucial to using eDROs in clinical trials

Advancement in mHealth technology means a growing list of methods that we can use to collect data during clinical trials. The rise of electronic patient reported outcomes (ePRO) has changed the way sponsors and biopharmaceutical companies prefer to collect data from patients. Studies have shown just

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

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?