• Tackling The Environmental Challenge Of E-Waste From Digital Health Devices

    Clinical Research News | Pharmaceutical leaders are being invited to join an emerging dialogue around ways to reduce the growing stream of electronic waste (e-waste) from digital health devices. The conversation has already been launched by some big-name players—Johnson & Johnson (J&J), Philips Electronics, the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Forum, the United Nations Environment Programme, and the Copenhagen Business School among them—who agree on the need to holistically address the problem

    Jun 30, 2021
  • New Accenture Leadership for Medable, Consolidation Around Decentralized Trials, New Products

    Clinical Research News | Partnerships and acquisitions in decentralized clinical trials, risk stratification, AI in clinical research, digital health, and more. Plus new products from Smart Meter, Medidata, Cmed, and Pharmasol.

    Jun 29, 2021
  • In NASH and NASH Cirrhosis, the Focus Should Be on Clinically Meaningful Endpoints

    Clinical Research News | Along with the worldwide rise of obesity comes a rise in people diagnosed with nonalcoholic Steatohepatitis (NASH), where fat stored in the liver causes inflammation, tissue damage, and eventually cirrhosis. NASH represents a major opportunity to find new treatments, as none has been approved specifically for this disease, but clinical trials for NASH treatments should focus on clinically meaningful endpoints.

    Jun 28, 2021
  • AI-Generated Treatment Planning Algorithm Meets Real-World Medicine

    Clinical Reaserch News | One of the world’s largest cancer centers is believed to be the first to deploy artificial intelligence (AI) in a therapeutic capacity on real-world patients—specifically, for curative-intent radiation therapy treatment planning for prostate cancer. The methodology involves training an AI machine learning algorithm on previously treated patients to generate radiation treatments for new patients.

    Jun 24, 2021
  • Digital Patients Could Help More Drugs Reach Market

    Clinical Research News | Clinical trials employing digital representations of patients and running in parallel with actual clinical trials could soon help researchers understand what separates responders and nonresponders to a drug.

    Jun 23, 2021
  • How Duplicate Subjects in Clinical Trials Can Cripple Research Efforts

    Clinical Research News | There are many obstacles to successful and reliable clinical trials, however one challenge is often ignored: duplicate subjects in clinical trials. These individuals go by many names: “professional patients”, “professional study subjects”, and “duplicate subjects”. Their involvement and unscrupulous behavior greatly threaten the integrity of clinical trials.

    Jun 22, 2021
  • Digital Medication Adherence enables Data-Guided Feedback and Patient-Centered Clinical Trials

    Clinical Research News | While medication adherence has long been a measure of engagement with treatment in the healthcare setting, the metric has not, so far, been translated into the sphere of clinical research. It is time to embrace the combined power of digital health, smart devices and packaging, and data science to finally understand medication adherence, and use that knowledge to support participation in clinical trials.

    Jun 17, 2021
  • Gamifying Vision: How Mobile Gaming Is Tracking Vision Degradation in Patients

    Clinical Research News | Tilak Healthcare aims to combine video games with medical expertise so that the same vision monitoring tools that are reliable and useful for doctors will be playful and fun for users. If Tilak can achieve that, the company tools will be “sticky” enough to have a longstanding impact on the healthcare process for patients.

    Jun 16, 2021
  • The Intersection of Real-World Data and Machine Learning for Clinical Research

    Clinical Research News | Personalized medicine—as we use the term today—offers the promise of tailor-made treatment strategies for individual patients, but really personalized medicine is nothing new, said Jose-Felipe Golib-Dzib, project lead at Janssen R&D.

    Jun 15, 2021
  • Marking Our Agendas: SCOPE’s Clinical Research Leadership Forum

    Clinical Research News | Next month, the team behind SCOPE is launching a two-day leadership forum on clinical research. The event brings together an international group of clinical research innovators, trial designers, clin ops leaders, R&D heads and technologists to have real conversations about leadership in the rapidly changing world of clinical research.

    Jun 14, 2021
  • Electronic Health Record Well Suited For Pragmatic Clinical Trials

    Clinical Research News | A pair of clinical trials implemented through the Epic electronic health record (EHR) system were highlighted during a keynote address at the recent Colorado Pragmatic Research in Health Conference.

    Jun 10, 2021
  • Researchers Pragmatically Tapping Secondary Data Sources

    Clinical Research News | The benefits and challenges of leveraging secondary data for pragmatic research is growing based on to the reality that it takes 17 years for only 14% of research to translate into practice.

    Jun 9, 2021
  • The Practicalities Of Real-World Pragmatic Research

    Clinical Research News | The “explanatory-pragmatic continuum” was a major theme at this year’s Colorado Pragmatic Research in Health Conference. Speakers discussed the distinction between traditional clinical trials measuring efficacy of a drug in support of policy decisions and pragmatic ones looking at the effectiveness of interventions designed primarily to change the behavior of healthcare providers and patients.

    Jun 8, 2021