The Importance of Elderly Inclusion in Clinical Trials

Long the definitive procedure of medical research, clinical trials have proven time and time again to be an effective and efficient means of collecting critical medical data. Data which then determines whether or not the drug, device, program or procedure, works for real patients. What happens though when the demographics participating in the clinical trials [...]

January 20th, 2016|Uncategorized|

SMS Prominence Good News for Clinical Researchers, Doctors and Patients

As time and technology have progressed, humans have seen a real shift from stagnant, hard-to-use communication, to mobile technology that can, essentially, be used remotely all across the globe. As a result of this change and progression, there has been a stark surge in the utilization of SMS messaging, especially in the healthcare industry. According [...]

October 20th, 2015|Clinical Research|

Avicenna – The Other Founding Father of Clinical Trials

Avicenna's Canon of MedicineIn 1747 James Lind made medical history by systematically testing treatments for scurvy, proving citrus fruits effective. His study was the first in recorded history with the characteristics of clinical trials as we know them today and as such he is often referred to as “The Father of Clinical Trials.” While Lind [...]

August 29th, 2014|People of Medicine|

Electronic Patient Reported Outcomes (ePRO) – Changing the Face of Clinical Trials

Patient reported outcomes have played a central role in clinical trials since long before the importance of randomization, placebo controlling and blinding were realized. They provide a great subjective measure of the patient’s condition. In the age of smartphones, patient reported outcomes are still recorded with plain old paper and pen. Paper has provided us [...]

July 30th, 2014|Patient Reported Outcomes|

Electronic Data Capture

Using a computerized system designed to capture clinical data in an electronic format is nothing new. The partner you choose for electronic data capture and data management is the most important project decision you will make. The most difficult part is finding the right fit and the right technology for your needs. The Med-Quest approach [...]

May 21st, 2014|Data Registries, Electronic Data Capture|

Home Healthcare Factors of Success

Electronic data capture is an invaluable tool for clinical research and disease management. The strength of this technology is know and widely accepted. Year after year a parade of new “revolutionary” medical devices is introduced into to market. These devices are lucky to live a couple years in the clinical research space and then fade [...]

March 11th, 2014|Clinical Research, Data Registries, Investment|

Clinical Research Forms from Paper to ePaper

The majority of clinical research form collection is still paper based. The challenge of using computers and the internet to collect information directly from research participants has long been promised and short on delivery. Because standard research forms are validated data collection instruments, the information collected from these forms has been studied and statistically validated [...]

February 24th, 2014|Clinical Research, Data Registries|

Med-Quest for collecting patient reported outcomes

The Med-Quest System (Patent Pending) is designed to capture key patient information and then provide that information to the patient, physician(s) and other care givers efficiently.  This allows the patient to monitor themselves better and take more personal responsibility for their own care and allows the physician to have more and better data to make [...]

The Tele-Health Market Space

Health monitoring—is a$3 billion market in North America and Europe, and is projected to reach $7.7 billion by 2012

November 15th, 2013|Investment, Tele-Health Topics|

21st Century Technology in Clinical Research

21st Century Opportunities for Clinical Research.

September 15th, 2013|Clinical Research, Data Registries|