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A New Pathway

The average patient is becoming more tech-savvy and sophisticated as a consumer of healthcare. With smartphone adoption over 75% in the US and UK, owning a mobile device is the norm. However, the pharmaceutical industry is struggling to find patient-centric mobile solutions that keep pace with consumer expectations. A single clinical trial will commonly ask participants to use multiple systems and devices. While patient-facing technologies have proven to be valuable assets for engagement, retention, and data collection, offering too many point solutions burdens the patient, as it requires them to learn new software and devices and be compliant with unfamiliar technology.

A new pathway has been proposed that creates a more unified patient experience. A case example of a vendor collaboration that resulted in a single, mobile touchpoint for study patients is discussed, along with the associated benefits and weaknesses for the patient and sponsor.

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Jeff Lee is President eCOA and Patient Engagement, at Bracket, a clinical trial technology and speciality services provider. He joined Bracket in 2017, following the acquisition of mProve Health. As CEO of mProve, Jeff led the companies global growth, with its applications being used today by 18 of the top 20 pharma companies.
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