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THE IMPORTANCE OF BYOD IN WOMEN’S HEALTH STUDIES 

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Goasduff (2021) reported that the global usage of electronic devices was approximately 6.2 billion in 2021, and experts predict that it will reach 6.4 billion in 2022. Like other industries, healthcare is undergoing a transition from traditional paper formats to digital tools. This transition ranges from physical devices, such as computers, tablets, and mobile phones, …

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Can your patient engagement platform adapt to the pace of real life?

No two patients will have identical experiences in a trial, so your patient engagement strategy and platform need the flexibility to deliver personalized experiences. But it also needs the ability to adapt when there’s a hiccup in that experience. Learn how to apply an adaptive model to your trials.

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Oncology trials: How can you take better care of caregivers?

More than in many other therapeutic areas, oncology trials require the heavy involvement of caregivers. Given the unique role caregivers play in clinical trials, their needs are often quite distinct from that of patients. Therefore, what works to engage patients may be less effective with their caregivers. Learn how to engage participants and caregivers more effectively.

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How can you reduce patient burden in palliative oncology trials?

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For palliative care trials, it’s especially important to reduce friction – minimizing the time and effort patients must invest in participating. Mobile technology can play a key role. For example, virtual visits can help curb the need for participants to travel to site visits. Mobile technology can also streamline and simplify information capture, so it’s faster and easier to complete instruments and monitor for potential adverse events. These conveniences also can make a big difference in how onerous a participant perceives the trial to be. Learn how to reduce friction in your trials.

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What’s the true purpose of patient engagement in a clinical trial?

Many clinical trial stakeholders recognize the need to build and execute a patient engagement strategy. It’s an exciting development for the industry. But when I look deeper into these “strategies,” I often find little more than digitized paper processes. Patient engagement is relegated to a checkbox exercise — a series of text reminders about upcoming site visits or other study to-dos. This begs the question, what’s the true purpose of patient engagement in clinical trials? Find out more.

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What has COVID taught us about eCOA and ePRO?

Over the past two years, the pandemic has prompted changes across industries. Consumers have made big shifts to digital banking, online shopping and curbside pickup. In healthcare delivery, we saw a spike in the use of telehealth. And in clinical trials, we saw a pivot to the kinds of experiences patients have told us they value: Digital. Convenient. Accessible.

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