Clinical Trial Technology Editorial

  1. New NonProfit Aims To Bring Data Transparency To Researchers
    2/15/2019

    In 2015, Vivli was launched as a centralized platform for those willing and able to share data. Vivli gained 501(c)(3) status, formed its executive leadership team, and held its first board meeting in 2017. That is the same year it began constructing a data sharing platform and research environment.

  2. Digital Platforms For Patient Engagement In Clinical Trials — Trends & Outlook
    2/14/2019

    Pharmaceutical companies have three targeted users: physicians, pharmacists, and patients. Various digital platforms are used to create a good customer experience for educating these end users. The core focus is on patients driving patient care, education, and adherence.

  3. 6 Ways AI Is Transforming The Life Sciences (Already)
    1/31/2019

    Most in the life sciences agree that artificial intelligence (AI) will reshape the sector from R&D through commercial. Although AI has only just left the starting gate, and most activity is in exploratory phases, some benefits are starting to emerge. And there are pockets of early adopters trailblazing new approaches and seeking a competitive edge.

  4. Otsuka: Real-Time Data Changes Trial Paradigm
    1/29/2019

    As the Otsuka VP of Applied Innovation and Process Improvement, Debbie Profit spends a lot of her time thinking about the future of clinical trials. “There are changes occurring in the industry that will force clinical development executives to shift their mindset,” says Profit. “I am trying to understand what clinical trial sites will look like going forward.”

  5. Measuring The Financial Impact Of Remote (Digital) Clinical Trials
    1/29/2019

    Many companies are exploring ways to continue to innovate and bring novel drugs to patients while reducing the overall costs of drug development process. Enter… remote clinical trials.

  6. Study Startup Technology Investment Pays Off
    11/27/2018

    For companies conducting clinical trials, study startup remains a major hurdle. A new report from Industry Standard Research (ISR) titled, eClinical Technology Adoption and Challenges in Study Startup, shines a light on the issues surrounding startup and how eClinical technologies are helping companies overcome these challenges.

  7. Virtual Registries: How To Bring Patient-Centricity Into Clinical Research
    11/27/2018

    Our rapidly increasing genetic-level disease knowledge and exponential technology advances are changing the way we manage health. But we may never fully seize these opportunities if we limit our clinical research approach to past models. Changing societal attitudes around sharing personal data and new consumer technology make innovative study designs and operations possible. This includes new possibilities in designing and operationalizing patient registries by moving to “virtual” setups.

  8. One Company’s Quest to Improve Study Start-up
    10/23/2018

    Everyone would like to have a quicker study start-up process. In many companies the process and the paperwork have not changed for decades, and the process is always time-consuming. Here is one company’s journey to a study start-up solution.

  9. Monitoring Adverse Event Reporting On Social Media — Should You Outsource?
    9/25/2018

    The ubiquitous nature of mobile devices means mining and monitoring social media channels and managing the challenges associated with them through technology, process management, and tactical outsourcing need to be considered standard operating procedure for clinical trials professionals and organizations.

  10. Can Activity Trackers Create Better Clinical Trials?
    9/6/2018

    I recently reported on data collected from Fitbit activity trackers. Fitbit has compiled 150 billion hours of data on the resting heart rate (RHR) of tens of millions of people around the world who used a Fitbit. Can this type of data help researchers, especially cardiologists, conduct better clinical trials on heart patients in the future?