Mobile User

Training is Critical as Patient Engagement Goes Mobile

In the January 2018 issue of Clinical Researcher (online January 16), special feature contributor Ann Neuer, MBA, president of Medical deScriptions, LLC, writes that mobile technology is gaining a dynamic foothold in the clinical trial process, not only for sites, sponsors, and contract research organizations (CROs), but also for patients. The January issue covers the […]

Jennifer Byrne, CEO of Greater Gift, Former CEO of PMG Research

Is it Time to Promote Clinical Trials as Important Patient Care Regimen?

“I think it is a very opportune time for the clinical research community to expand the way we think about the value of clinical research,” says Jennifer Byrne, CEO of Greater Gift, an organization that offers a program that can provide one child with a free vaccine each time a volunteer joins a clinical trial. […]

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FDA, CTTI Seek Patient Advocates in New Collaboration

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), working with the Clinical Trials Transformation Initiative (CTTI), is asking for nominations of patient advocates interested in participating on the Patient Engagement Collaborative (PEC). The PEC will be an ongoing collaborative forum coordinated through Patient Affairs Staff, Office of Medical Products and Tobacco, Office of the Commissioner, and […]

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ClinicalTrials.gov Greets 2018 With New User-Friendly Features

After several months of beta tests and processing user input, ClinicalTrials.gov begins the new year with more local search functions, a new glossary feature, and reconfigured study record pages. Notably, the homepage provides users with ways to better focus searches (e.g., by limiting a search to studies designed to recruit participants in the future as […]

Amanda Wright, Executive Director, Greater Gift

Patients Emerging as Increasingly Important Clinical Trial Advocates

While physicians remain the most common “trusted agents” promoting clinical trials, patients themselves are increasingly becoming a stronger force in spreading the word, says Amanda Wright, executive director of Greater Gift, an initiative for advancing global health and highlighting clinical trial participation. As patients become more engaged in their own health and choose the option […]