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Melynda Geurts

Patient Recruitment and Retention

You Should Listen in on Patient Conversations

By On November 14, 2017

Getting feedback from potential clinical trial participants has long been part of research programs undertaken in our industry. The typical modus operandi is to seek out the information from a particular group… Read More

Patient Recruitment and Retention

Virtual Clinical Studies

By On October 26, 2017

Over the last several decades, the clinical research industry has been riddled with the challenge of meeting enrollment goals on time. Eighty percent of trials fall short of their goals. Moreover, the industry… Read More

Patient Recruitment and Retention

Patient Engagement: Is There an App for That?

By On October 12, 2017

With patient attrition rates in clinical trials on the rise, retention strategies and tools must be constantly refreshed, refined, and even invented. Truly patient-centric approaches to aid retention are called for. How… Read More

Patient Recruitment and Retention

Patient Centricity: Focus Groups for Protocol Design

By On September 28, 2017

This is the second in our Patient Centricity blog series. Read the first blog in the series, “What Does Patient Centricity Really Mean?” Pharmaceutical, biotech, medical device, and private medical facilities have been… Read More

Patient Recruitment and Retention

What Does Patient Centricity Really Mean?

By On July 10, 2017

Patient centricity is officially defined as the process of designing a service or solution around the patient. Sounds simple enough, right? For those of us in the clinical research space, it’s not… Read More

Imperial Alzheimer's trial app
Business Insights

Trial App Boosts Patient Engagement

By On March 23, 2017

With patient attrition in clinical trials on the rise, more than ever it is important to provide services that will ease the burden of participation. Studies that require caregiver support have special… Read More

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Patient Recruitment and Retention

Listening to Our Audience: How Can We Spread the Word About Clinical Trials?

By On September 9, 2016

This is the second of two posts containing excerpts from our just-released ebook on proactive recruitment planning How do patients and caregivers gather information and make decisions about health care? This is an important question,… Read More

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Business Insights

What the Public Thinks about Clinical Trials

By On April 4, 2016

Our Survey In the Fall of 2015, we launched a survey to the general public to learn how they gather healthcare information and how they make decisions.  We also wanted to gauge their… Read More

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Business Insights

Wearables in Clinical Trials

By On February 12, 2016

To Wear or Not to Wear is the Question Wearable devices have taken our society, and the clinical research industry along with it, by storm. The immediate access to data makes researchers drool. … Read More

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Life-Science Events

Sites in Europe: at the EU Site Solutions Summit

By On November 18, 2015

  Nice, France recently played host to the inaugural SCRS European Site Solutions Summit. Nestled among the infamous Promenade des Anglais, the Summit hosted over 100 attendees from various sites around the globe. During… Read More