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Patient perspectives: A year of pharma webinars showcase what’s working and what needs work

Learn what industry topics, trends, and focuses are being well received by patients and caregivers with this blog.

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How to bring patients into the product journey

Technology today has given patients unparalleled access to information and influence over their health care. As a result, many clinical trial sponsors now recognize the importance of taking a “patient centric” approach to clinical trials. That means designing a treatment, clinical trial, or other health solution centered around the patient, and includes getting feedback from patients, caregivers, families, and advocacy groups every step of the way.

In other words, it means treating patients as informed stakeholders whose participation is key to a successful trial and product following marketing authorization. Engaging patients and truly bringing them into the product journey has the power to transform the future of research and medicine. Read on to understand what patients expect from clinical trials today, and how to engage them throughout the product journey.


Improve trial enrollment using patient perspectives and technology

In this webinar, Nisha Trivedi, Patient Advocate, and Jena Daniels, VP of Patient Success showcase how adding technology in clinical trials enables greater diversity and an increase in study enrollment upfront and maintains patient engagement over the course of the study.

Webinar Highlights:

  • Establishing internal relationships with end-users (patients, caregivers, and sites) will increase technology adoption
  • Using technology to increase participant access, engagement, retention, and education
  • Navigating uncertainties in technology and approach while balancing the needs of participants providing them with a positive and differentiated experience
  • Ensuring patients, caregivers, and sites are engaged in the study design and implementation process

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Informed Consent Forms (ICFs) for Clinical Trials: Write with plain language please

Informed consent is a critical element of any clinical trial, as it starts the process that leads to a patient's participation in a trial. An informed consent form (ICF) is written by sponsors and delivered to patients to provide them with all the information they need about the study to make an informed decision around their participation. Traditionally done with paper-and-pen, an effective ICF is clear, concise, and straightforward, while covering all of the required elements defined by regulatory bodies, such as Good Clinical Practice (GCP) as defined in ICH E6(R2). Unfortunately, many ICFs are not well-written, use overly scientific language, and are overly complex, which can confuse and potentially alienate a potential participant. This blog examines ways to improve this important communication process using clear language and the latest technology.

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