Category: Patient Screening

Mistakes can happen. With a process that has as many moving parts as a clinical trial, it’s imperative to take steps and stay ahead of potential problems. Properly supporting staff – study nurses or clinical trial coordinators who are actively performing study tasks – is essential to ensure they are recruiting patients effectively. Your clinical read more

Every clinical researcher knows firsthand the struggle of getting in contact with trial candidates via phone. You call, the patient doesn’t answer, you leave a message, you call again…and the cycle continues. In fact, it can often be so one-sided that calling it “phone tag” almost downplays how much of a challenge it is. In read more

We live in an increasingly mobile world, so it only makes sense that so many businesses and industries have taken up mobile advertising in addition to – or in place of – traditional online advertising. But despite the shift towards mobile, many players in the clinical trial industry still haven’t adjusted their marketing strategies to read more

Phone screenings are often the first real human contact that patients have with researchers and study sites during the recruitment process. Before this stage, if a clinical study is being advertised online, recruitment may consist of clicking buttons and typing answers on a computer screen. For many patients, the process of being enrolled in a read more

Recruiting patients for clinical trials can be tedious and difficult, often requiring a lot of time and money. Therefore, recruiting successfully for a clinical trial requires a well-managed and thorough plan. Last-minute patient recruitment can be a nightmare and is a poor approach to meet your recruitment goals. The more time you reserve to map read more

It can be hard to find enough qualified participants to run a high-quality research study. While planning for your trial recruitment, you’ve probably arrived at this crossroads before: choosing between reimbursed clinical trial patients and uncompensated patients. Is it true that you get what you pay for? Is there a positive or negative correlation between reimbursement and read more

Following up with participants in your clinical trial is a time-consuming part of your study. How and when you choose to contact candidates who have expressed interest in trial participation will have a significant impact on your patient recruiting efforts. Maintaining healthy contact habits will also strengthen your ability to communicate with enrolled patients throughout read more

  During the hustle and bustle of planning and preparing for a clinical trial, it can be tempting to get caught up in the goals and processes of your research and neglect one of the key areas impacting your study’s success: patient recruitment. According to the United States Institute of Medicine, 75 percent of researchers read more

Technology has single-handedly altered the face of clinical research as we know it. From the selection of suitable participants to communication with both patients and research staff during data collection, the use of technology has made clinical trials far more automated and organised. Here are 3 primary areas in which these improvements have occurred as read more

It takes time to fully enrol participants for your clinical study. Much of that time is spent screening candidates for eligibility. Even if you’re already using a tried-and-true process for patient recruitment, you could be missing an opportunity to save yourself valuable hours by pre-screening your candidates. Utilizing online screening questionnaires to determine eligibility can read more