If you run advertising and marketing or contracts and budgets for your clinical research site, you most likely are familiar with advertising budgets that sponsors will give to sites to expedite and assist with patient recruitment. In this interview I conducted with one of my patient recruitment experts, we discussed creative ways that clinical research sites can gain access to these funds and provide some excellent marketing and branding opportunities for themselves.
There is a reason why clinical trial patient recruitment is one of the industry's biggest challenges. I am sorry to tell you that there are no shortcuts in this regard.
Physicians that do not understand clinical research will naturally be resistant to referring their patients into clinical research trials. In this video I share some strategies that clinical research sites can utilize to encourage physician-patient referrals
i have said it time and time again but will continue say it: the best way to gain entry level experience in the clinical research industry is to start recruiting patients for clinical research centers in your area. This can work for anyone who would like to be a study coordinator or a clinical research associate (as long as they meet minimum educational requirements).
We try to provide fresh strategies for many activities in clinical research on a regular basis. In this video we discuss how Twitch.tv, an online video game streaming platform, could possibly help you recruit more patients for your clinical trials.
I recently received a question from a viewer who works for a research clinic that is associated to a large hospital. I give some advice on how this site director can go about getting clinical trial patient referrals from these large hospital systems that tend to not have much (if any) interest in clinical research. While these situations may be difficult, it is not impossible, and there is an opportunity for a good amount of success in many cases.
2017 is looking to be a promising year for those of us research site owners in the clinical research industry. For established sites, the problem won't necessarily be getting more studies, the main issue will be motivating your clinical research coordinators to enroll subjects, enter data, answer queries, and all of the other millions of responsibilities that generally fall into a study coordinator's lap. In this video I discuss real and actionable strategies for motivating your study coordinators.
So many viewers want to get started in the clinical research industry either as study coordinators or as clinical research associates (CRA's). The problem is that most of these positions will not consider the candidate unless they have some prior clinical research experience to show on their resume. In this video I discuss several actionable strategies for how to go about doing this. Also, my CRA Academy trains candidates and provides them with experience through our internship program. Hope you can find some value here.
An all too familiar scenario that most clinical research sites will all eventually face is that their patient database is not as expansive as they initially assumed, and as a result, their study enrollment is not as efficient as it could be. In this video I explain what some sites can do when approached by this situation.
I constantly talk about how the key to study participant recruitment in clinical research lies within the private practice of the referring physicians. In this video I reemphasize this point but also urge viewers to follow up with those physicians as the referrals rarely (if ever) come automatically.
Since there are very few if any guidelines in the clinical research industry when it comes to social media study participant recruitment, I decided to make this video offering some practical advice on how I would handle certain scenarios. Always check with your own Institutional Review Board to be on the safe side.
Patient recruitment is by far and away the biggest barrier for bringing new treatments and cures to the marketplace.
In this webinar, Monica and myself discuss some patient recruitment strategies that any clinical research site could implement and put into practice today!
Social media is certainly creating an altogether new category for regulatory and IRB oversight. In this video I give my personal opinion of when utilizing tools like social media require IRB oversight. Let me know your thoughts.
I received a question from a research site that deals with numerous physicians and luckily for them, numerous patient referrals. In this video I offer some guidance on how they could possibly keep these physicians motivated to continue referring, as well as how to logistically handle these referrals.
There is so much hyperbole revolving around patient recruitment for clinical trials these days that it is very difficult to find content that gives actual practical advice that anyone can begin implementing immediately. Buzzwords and industry jargon such as "patient centricity" and others sound great but do very little in the way of actually getting more patients into trials. In this video, Monica and I discuss several action oriented strategies to help you out in your clinical trial recruitment efforts.
So many of you want to get started in the clinical research industry but have no clue how. In this video I give some advice for those individuals in this situation. Let me know if any strategies have worked for you in the past. Here is an article I wrote recently about how you can get started in this line of work without any prior experience. Hope it helps.