Mobile Devices Aid in Clinical Research

Mar 20, 2014
In a recent Pharmaphorum article, Abbe Steel, provides examples of mobile health technology and shares the value of mobile applications in clinical trials.

When we see people with a smartphone or tablet in hand, we often assume they’re texting a friend, posting a tweet or scrolling through their newsfeed. However, they may also be using their mobile devices to monitor their health and contributing to clinical research.

New mobile health applications can make participating in clinical research convenient, and convenience is a key ingredient to recruiting and retaining patients. Mobile health apps can be used to schedule lab testing, send and receive appointment and medication reminders, and relay information – including patient data – to clinical study sites.

The world of mobile health provides many opportunities to benefit clinical research and what’s not to “like” about that?

In a recent Pharmaphorum article, Abbe Steel of UBC provides examples of mobile health technology and a helpful overview of opportunities to implement mobile health strategies in clinical trials.

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