Monday, January 7, 2013

Could Apps be the next big step in revolutionizing clinical trials?

As the technology industry evolves, it's important that the clinical trials sector does as well.  One of the revolutionary areas of target is the mobile industry.  In a recent article at Mobi Health News, they look at how Janssen is taking clinical trials to the next step in mobile engagement both for those conducting the trail and the patients participating.  This is a great way to increase participation and drop costs during lengthy clinical trials.

In Janssen's clinical trial, they're using the app for both the investigators and the patients.  For the investigators, they've developed an online bank with opportunities to access training materials, procedures along with information on trials that is not drug specific.  For the patients, they've developed a system that allows them to ensure that patients comprehend the risks that are conveyed in the consent form. They are also moving the diary to the platform and are working to find ways to connect the medication reminders to the app.

This April at Partnerships in Clinical Trials, Zaher El-Assi, General Manager, Merge eClinical will be on hand to present Leveraging Technology to Create Efficiency When Contracting with Third Party Vendors. They will look how mobile applications can help increase the efficiency between sponsors and the vendors they contract with to conduct clinical trials.  For more information on this session and the rest of the agenda, download the brochure.  If you're interested in joining us April 21-24, 2013, when you register mentioning code XP1800BLOG, you'll save 15% off the standard rate!

What benefits do you see when specialized apps are created for the clinical trials process?

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