PatientWise 2018 Highlights

PatientWise has been a part of tremendous progress recently, and this past year has been one of the most fruitful. Patient recruitment campaigns are one of our staples, and we have witnessed success in developing marketing strategies for sites across the country. Over the past year, PatientWise has seen a spike in growth, the bulk of which came from central campaigns that we secured. We have been able to play a part in teaching our audience about the industry, as we regularly post blogs discussing different ways in which sites can improve their patient recruitment tactics. Additionally, we have become affiliated with one of the larger health systems in the country and we have been able to support them in many different areas of their business. After a successful year like this past one, we naturally hope to ride this momentum into the new year.

Multichannel Marketing: How to Apply Direct/Indirect Marketing Strategies to Your Plan

Direct and indirect marketing can sound abstract when it comes to forming your multichannel marketing plan, so we want to help simplify the process for you and provide examples of how different channels can be used to attract new patients to your clinical trials. Advertising channels are the mediums used to reach people, and examples of some of these channels include radio, email and regular mail, television, newspaper, and social media. The digital upswing our society has gone through has resulted in a proliferation of advertising channels, and using these different channels together will help make your marketing plan a unified one.

Multichannel Marketing: Using Marketing Strategies to Build an Effective Patient Recruitment Plan

Today, people consume media in many different ways, so it is vital to be in as many places as possible in order to reach potential patients. Multichannel marketing means communicating with people using a combination of direct and indirect marketing strategies and giving them a way to respond based on their own choices. Multichannel marketing is important because it makes your messaging more accessible for your target demographics. Simply put, your strategic communication must appear where the patients are. While diversifying recruitment efforts is important, multichannel marketing includes other distinctions that make it a bit more complex than just changing up the different ways in which you recruit.

For Patients: Why Clinical Trial Participation Is Essential for Alzheimer’s Research

On the heels of Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month, we’re taking some time to help spread the word about the important role clinical research plays in the understanding, treatment, and prevention of the disease, as well as the positive impact clinical trial participation can have on your life and the lives of others affected by Alzheimer’s. In this post, we will discuss some of the common misconceptions about clinical trial participation, and explore why participating in an Alzheimer’s clinical trial may be one of the best ways to help prevent, cure, treat, the disease.

Tips for Low Budget Patient Recruitment Ad Campaigns:Maximize ROI with Traditional Marketing Collateral

In the digital age, focusing all of your attention on digital advertising might seem practical—especially when your patient recruitment advertising budget is minimal. While digital ads are relatively inexpensive and have the ability to reach a large audience, digital ads alone might not be the most effective way to recruit patients. In this article, we’ll discuss the value of traditional media and offer some simple, cost-effective ways to utilize traditional marketing collateral to maximize ROI across your entire campaign.   

Tips for Low Budget Patient Recruitment Ad Campaigns: Leveraging the Landing Page

In today’s patient recruitment setting, advertising budgets seem to be continuously shrinking, but the desired results of advertising campaigns are still the same – recruit patients and finish the study on time, within the given budget. Having access to your site’s advertising metrics allows you to maximize your marketing return on investment (ROI), and can strengthen your request for sponsor funds. How do you get those metrics without breaking the bank? This article will provide tips for requesting sponsor ad funds and maximizing your advertising ROI by creating a detailed ad plan, complete with real metrics gathered from study-specific landing pages.

Site Selection Tips: How to Make Your Site Stand Out

In today’s clinical research industry, sponsors are under increased pressure to cut waste and tighten their budgets. This has made the site selection process highly competitive, especially given the market’s rapid trend toward globalization. Luckily, there are steps you can take that can help increase your odds of selection, while simultaneously making your site a more efficient conductor of clinical trials. This article will discuss four tips to help your site stand out in the selection process.

Using Social Media for Patient Recruitment: How to Reach Your Ideal Patient  

Social media is an increasingly popular mode of communication. By 2019, it is estimated that around 2.77 billion people worldwide will have active social media accounts.1 This means that patient recruitment must have a space in the social media world, but with so much information competing for users’ attention online, is it enough to simply place an ad or create a post about your study? While we have written about Facebook’s potential for patient recruitment in previous articles, this post will discuss how to let your ideal patient guide your social media recruitment efforts across a variety of social platforms.

Contract Negotiations: What are the Deal-Breakers?

Contract negotiations are just that—negotiations. Some back and forth is to be expected when building an equitable set of contract terms, but at what point do terms become non-negotiable? Here are five examples of some the major deal-breakers in contract negotiations:

Traditional vs. Digital: Diversifying Patient Recruitment Funds Across Media

As we all know, patient recruitment isn’t a straightforward process, and the investment of time and money can be quite large. While digital media can be an efficient and economical advertising realm, investing solely in digital advertisements could result in a failure to reach many potential patients. Perhaps surprisingly, a one-handed advertising approach could affect your site’s credibility. This blog explores how diversifying your advertising dollars across both traditional and digital media can help you reach potential patients.

Using Facebook Ads for Patient Recruitment: How to Select an Audience

Facebook’s vast and diverse user population provides an invaluable resource for patient recruitment, but without the right audience, it will be nearly impossible for patients to find your study. In this blog, we will discuss how to select the right audience for your ads in order to get the most out of your Facebook advertisements.

Using Facebook Ads for Patient Recruitment: How to Create Ads with Strong Visual Imagery and Good Calls to Action

With over 1.15 billion active users, Facebook is becoming an increasingly important way for clinical research sites to recruit patients for their studies. While patient populations certainly exist on Facebook, connecting with them on the world’s largest social network isn’t always easy. In order for patients to find your study in an online space already saturated with ads, creating advertisements with strong visual imagery and good calls to action is vital. 

The Pros and Cons of Different PI Compensation Models

A frequent question asked in our industry is: "How much should we pay investigators for their work on a clinical trial, and what methodology should be used?" While this question seems straightforward, it is quite complex. The amount and method by which you pay investigators can play a big role in the success, or lack thereof, of your site. 

Clinical Research Coordinators: The Glue that Binds a Clinical Research Program

Clinical research coordinators are an incredibly important part of the clinical research process. Their role has continued to evolve in recent years, as clinical trials have continued to grow in complexity.

Five Reasons Why Every Clinical Research Site Should Consider Joining a Site Network

For many research sites, navigating the clinical trial landscape can be very intimidating. Site networks offer many benefits to research sites, but here are five main reasons why every clinical research site should consider joining a site network:

May News Roundup: What’s New in Research?

Stem Cells Edited to Fight Arthritis – Read More >

Researchers at the Washington University School of Medicine and Shriners Hospitals for Children have rewired stem cells from mice in an effort to reduce inflammation caused by arthritis and other conditions. These stem cells are developed into cartilage cells that produce a biologic anti-inflammatory drug that may be able to replace arthritic cartilage, protecting joints and other tissues from further damage.

3 Tips for Site Selection

Site selection is a complex process composed of multiple factors on which research sites are evaluated. It may seem as if your success is solely in the hands of sponsors and CROs, but there are several things you can do to help your site get selected on more studies. Here are three tips from the site selection and business development team at PharmaSeek:

3 Tips for Negotiating Advertising Budgets

Advertising plays an important role when it comes to recruiting patients for clinical trials, but it’s often underutilized by sites or not used at all. Whether this is due to a lack of internal staffing or expertise, there is a lot of potential going untapped when sites bypass study advertising.

February News Roundup: What's New in Research?

World’s Smallest Pacemaker Revealed – Read More >

The Micra Transcatheter Pacing System (TPS), a new pacemaker the size of a nickel, can now be implanted in patients with bradycardia to help pump enough blood through the body during physical activity. The tiny device is just 1/10th the size of a traditional pacemaker, and it is currently the only leadless pacemaker approved for use in the United States. The TPS is also unique in that it doesn’t require cardiac wires or a surgical pocket under the skin to deliver a pacing therapy.