Apple ResearchKit (Part 1): Introduction & Capabilities


NOTE: I first wrote this post for the Lilly Clinical Open Innovation (LCOI) blog. It is being republished here with their permission. “Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.” – Arthur C. Clarke Apple has a knack for making technology that, to paraphrase Arthur C. Clarke, feels a bit magical. It turns out that’s […]

Partnerships in Clinical Trials 2015: Get a 15% Discount

Partnerships in Clinical Trials

The 24th annual Partnerships in Clinical Trials conference is taking place April 22-24 in Boston. The conference organizers are offering friends of Rebar Interactive a 15% discount. To claim the discount, enter “XP2000REBAR” during registration. Regardless of your role in clinical trials, you will find sessions related to your interests. The conference features eight themed […]

Patients As Partners 2015: Get a 15% Discount

Patients as Partners

The 2nd annual Patients as Partners conference is taking place March 16-17 in Philadelphia. The conference organizers are offering friends of Rebar Interactive a 15% discount. To claim the discount, enter “REB15” during registration. If you have an interest in partnering with patients for clinical trials, you will enjoy this conference. And if you don’t […]

Digital Marketing for Patient Engagement (2014 SoCRA Conference)

Digital Marketing Clinical Research

Welcome 2014 SoCRA conference attendees! This blog post is a companion to my presentation on September 20, titled “Digital Marketing For Patient Engagement and Recruitment: Systematic Strategies & Tactics for Research Sites.” You can download a copy of the presentation slides here. The presentation addressed three major areas: The what and why of digital marketing […]

Great Facebook Pages for Research Sites (2014 SoCRA Presentation)

Facebook Clinical Research

Welcome attendees of SoCRA’s 2014 workshop Harnessing Social Media to Advance Clinical Research! I’ve compiled a list of 40+ links and resources as a companion to my talk, which was titled “Great Facebook Pages for Research Sites.” (Download slides here.) I’m also in the process of putting together additional content related to this presentation. If […]

How Clinical Research Sites Can Engage Patients Using Facebook

Facebook Clinical Trials

I’m currently headed to Chicago to speak at SoCRA’s conference, Harnessing Social Media to Advance Clinical Research. My presentation, which is titled “Great Facebook Pages for Research Sites,” focuses on three of my favorite things — social media, patient engagement, and research sites. I presented at SoCRA’s social media conference last year on the same […]

eCongress: Optimizing Patient Participation in Clinical Trials

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During the month of June, eCongress is hosting Optimizing Patient Participation in Clinical Trials, a series of six webinars focused on attracting, engaging, and retaining clinical trial participants. This series is an excellent opportunity to learn from industry experts on important patient-related topics in a convenient format. And it’s all free! The eCongress series is […]

HxRefactored and The Future of Clinical Trials


Our biggest clinical trial challenges will not be overcome using conventional industry wisdom. An unsustainable clinical trial model, paired with tectonic healthcare, technology, and cultural shifts, make experience a poor guide for navigating this uncharted territory. In the emerging environment, best practices can quickly become worst practices. The future of clinical trials resides in the […]

Improving the Patient Experience: A Partnerships 2014 Recap

Partnerships Clinical Trials 2014

I arrived in Vegas for Partnerships in Clinical Trials 2014 with great excitement, prepared for both the expected and the unexpected. And I encountered both. On the unexpected front, I found unanticipated but welcome connections and conversations, including an extended dinner discussion about Breaking Bad. On the expected front, I caught up with colleagues and […]