Author : Ranjani Rao
Posted by:Ranjani Rao November 18th, 2016
Dr. Dennis Ausiello, Director of the Center for Assessment Technology and Continuous Health (CATCH) at Massachusetts General Hospital, says the smartphone is “the greatest medical device ever made”. (Click here to learn more). And of course it is true. The smartphone can be the point of convergence for all information related to a patient’s health. It can track … Continue reading “The Greatest Medical Device Ever Made”
Posted by:Ranjani Rao October 12th, 2016
This blog is a quick tutorial for creating Consent Document for a ResearchKit based study app. ResearchKit allows you to develop a Consent document for your study app with a few building blocks. There are different Consent sections you can choose to have therein. ResearchKit provides some default consent sections that you can re-use with your own content filled in. … Continue reading “Creating a Consent Document for ResearchKit apps: A Quick Tutorial”
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Posted by:Ranjani Rao September 20th, 2016
With Apple ResearchKit™ making inroads into medical research, the field is now open for a number of innovations that can increase participation, keep participants motivated to finish the study and increase retention. One area of research that can be daunting for participants is sifting through the sheer volume of information that is provided on the research study. No … Continue reading “Medical Research And Participant Education On The Go”
Posted by:Ranjani Rao September 16th, 2016
Apple’s ResearchKit has made great inroads into medical research studies that are open to a wide audience, do not require medical intervention and where participants can self-select and sign up. The main reason that Apple ResearchKit has been so successful here is the fact that research study participation is through mobile apps that allow participants to participate at … Continue reading “Apple ResearchKit, Medical Research and Pharma Research Studies”
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Posted by:Ranjani Rao August 10th, 2016
Q was ahead of his time as he equipped Bond with a host of cool, miniature devices – trackers to monitor Bond’s whereabouts, homing devices on Bond’s clothing, exploding pens and most interesting of all, an implanted microchip to monitor Bond’s vital signs and transmit the data back to MI6 for analysis – to name a few… Smart pills are … Continue reading “James Bond, Q, Wearables and Now, Ingestibles (License to Pill!)”
Posted by:Ranjani Rao August 5th, 2016
There is a beauty to a job well done – and a satisfaction in getting it right. And especially when we talk of complex projects that call for a good use of logic, design and analysis; it’s amazing how proper efforts in all stages of the project can lead to a well-orchestrated end result and a product the team can … Continue reading “The 3-Legged Stool and A Complex Project: An Analogy”
Posted by:Ranjani Rao July 27th, 2016
1) It may be old news and is probably stating the obvious – but almost everyone has smartphones and more importantly, are used to doing everything on their phones. So why would they want answer their study questions on their desktop or even worse, on paper? 2) In research studies, data is king. Anything that makes data collection easier, quality … Continue reading “How to Make a Case for Mobile Apps in Medical Research Studies”
Posted by:Ranjani Rao July 19th, 2016
More than an year after its introduction, Apple’s ResearchKit platform is finally being used by a pharma company in its clinical trial. GlaxoSmithKline ( GSK) is using ResearchKit to gather valuable patient data from 300 rheumatoid arthritis patients in a study. GSK’s app tracks many common symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis patients such as joint pain and fatigue and gathers data … Continue reading “Apple ResearchKit’s Maiden Venture With A Pharma Company !”
Posted by:Ranjani Rao July 13th, 2016
When Apple came out with the ResearchKit more than a year ago, its goal was to ‘use technology to solve some of the biggest problems facing medical research’. And from then to now, there has been a lot of demonstrable progress in the field of research with the use of ResearchKit. Mobile apps that use the … Continue reading “Apple ResearchKit And Its Impact So Far”
Posted by:Ranjani Rao July 8th, 2016
Participant recruitment is one of the biggest challenges for any study and if you plan to launch an Apple ResearchKit or ResearchStack based study in the form of a mobile app, the challenge just gets more interesting! Mobile apps give you the power of reaching out to a multitude of people across demographics. It is important to leverage the tenets … Continue reading “Participant Recruitment Ideas For Your Mobile-App Based Study”

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