Article | November 15, 2022

Technology Is Critical But No Substitute For Mobile Research Nurses

Source: PCM Trials
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As the clinical trials industry continues to embrace decentralized and hybrid trials, a number of different models have arisen—all with the purpose of offering a more patient-centric solution.  Looking at conference program schedules and trending headlines in Pharma trade journals, it appears that technology has taken center stage. Indeed, with innovations in wearables, digital monitors and video capabilities, it is easy to argue that technology can play a role in efficiently capturing trial data with minimal disruption to a participant’s lifestyle.

However, technology alone is not the answer, especially when considering the types of diverse and vulnerable populations that typically participate in clinical trials. Human intervention by properly trained medical professionals remains a key element in ensuring data consistency and integrity, as well as protocol compliance. It also plays a role in patient retention, as the bond that often exists between the mobile research nurses, the patients and their caregivers is a powerful tool in keeping patients compliant and participatory.

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