Tag: decentralized clinical trials

Clinical Research: Phase 1 - Phase 4

Expert Guide to Decentralized Dermatology Trials: Five Strategies for Study Success

To optimize the likelihood of success, dermatology clinical trials should be designed with the patient in mind, minimizing the burden of participation and maximizing accessibility for a diverse population of qualified patients. In a development space as active as dermatology, where competition for eligible participants is intense, adopting a patient-focused approach is essential for meeting...

Clinical Research: Phase 1 - Phase 4

Addressing the Top 7 Challenges in Decentralized Dermatology Trials

Each year, nearly 85 million Americans see a physician for at least one skin disease, with $75 billion in direct costs to the U.S. healthcare system.[i] While the FDA has approved more than 110 dermatology drugs, these treatments address only about 30 indications, leaving the vast majority of known skin conditions unaddressed. In recent years,...

Clinical Research: Phase 1 - Phase 4

Pharmaceutical Outsourcing: Decentralized Clinical Trials

Patient centricity—also known as patient-centered care—has been a growing force across healthcare. Like the consumer-driven change in other industries, patient centricity upends established models. Whereas traditionally, healthcare professionals dictate care decisions with little consideration for the patient’s desires, patient-centric care puts the patient first. Its tenets include:  • Empowering patients through technology • Reducing inconvenience...

Clinical Research: Phase 1 - Phase 4

Clinical Researcher: Preparing for the Future

In July 2021, the Industry Standard Research (ISR) Report on Hybrid/Virtual/Decentralized Clinical Trials Market Outlook surveyed 109 industry leaders worldwide who had been involved in DCTs over the past year.{1} Respondents anticipated a 12% increase in hybrid trials over the next two years—and predicted that DCTs would outstrip traditional trial models within three years. They...

Clinical Research: Phase 1 - Phase 4

Digital Disruption in Dermatology: The Role of mHealth Technologies in Clinical Care and Clinical Research

In a fast-paced digital world, healthcare has had to adapt to better serve consumers who increasingly prefer the convenience of web- or app-based services to in-person assistance. Mobile health (or mHealth) solutions provide increased access to care, making it easier for patients to receive care and for healthcare professionals to deliver that care. Visual assessments...

Clinical Research: Phase 1 - Phase 4

International Clinical Trials: How Contingency Plans Became the New Normal

Over the last decade, there has been increasing interest in mobile health (mHealth) and wearables. The general population has been tracking their steps, checking their heart rates, and monitoring their sleep patterns. Meanwhile, the clinical trial industry has been exploring decentralized trials and remote monitoring options as a way of alleviating the travel burden that...

Clinical Research: Phase 1 - Phase 4

Rethinking Data Quality Best Practices in the Era of Decentralized Clinical Trials

Pandemic-related disruptions have accelerated much-needed change in clinical operations, but this change has been accompanied by questions about data collection and data quality. In a recent survey commissioned by Oracle Health Sciences, more than 75 percent of industry respondents indicated that limitations in patients’ ability to attend on-site visits sped up their adoption of decentralized...