Category : ResearchKit
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:Nithin Rao September 14th, 2016
Sanofi, the French pharmaceutical company and Verily Life Sciences invested $500 million in a company called Onduo. This joint venture will focus on diabetes management. It will help people manage their condition with solutions ranging from medication management to improved habits. The joint venture, based in Cambridge, MA will initially focus on Type 2 Diabetes and will use each company’s … Continue reading “Verily Life Sciences, Sanofi and Diabetes Management”
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Posted by:McKinley Hackett September 12th, 2016
The medical industry has been on a journey to improve efficiencies and communications. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded $120,000,000 to enroll 350,000 participants via mobile phones… Doctors Moving to Mobile Only 16% of healthcare professional currently use mobile applications with their patients, but 46% plan to do so in the next 5 years. According to Research … Continue reading “Doctors Moving To Mobile Patient Engagement”
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Posted by:McKinley Hackett August 11th, 2016
Apple sold 40 million iPhones were sold last quarter, which is 15% less than last year. Q3 2016 revenue was $42.4 billion, compared to $49.6 billion. These declining device revenues open up an increase in mobile app revenues and services. As part of promoting more app downloads, Apple has a new Reality Show coming out next year, 2017. Planet of … Continue reading “Declining Apple Device Sales Drives A New Reality Show!”
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:Danielle Pouletsos July 21st, 2016
This is a guest blog by Danielle Pouletsos. She completed her BS in Health Science with a concentration in Public Health and Community Health Education in 2005. She earned her Master of Public Health degree at the University of Illinois at Chicago and specialized in Public Health Informatics in 2009. She has worked in the non-profit sector for over 10 … Continue reading “The Hassle of Anticoagulation Management and The Positive Impact of mHealth-Part 1”
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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