Social Media for Patient Recruitment: Finally Embraced by Pharma?

Social Media Pharma

Big Pharma may finally be embracing social media for clinical trial engagement and recruitment. Though pharma has experimented with social media for patient recruitment in recent years, its involvement has been tepid. In 2012, I wrote a post detailing the three major social media options for patient recruitment — listen, borrow, and build. Most of […]

5 Ways ResearchKit is Changing Clinical Research

Apple ResearchKit

NOTE: I first wrote this post for the Lilly Clinical Innovation blog. It is being republished here with their permission. In the 10 months since launch, Apple’s ResearchKit has achieved some impressive milestones: Over 100,000 people signed up to participate in ResearchKit studies 50 developers contributed an assortment of platform enhancements Companies like Quintiles and […]

Designing Your Clinical Trial Recruitment Website

Clinical Trial Website

Note: This post has been adapted from a guest post series I wrote on behalf of AccrualNet and has been published here with their permission. When I talk to clinical researchers about digital marketing strategy, their interest is most commonly focused on traffic sources. How can I recruit patients using Google Adwords? Should I use […]

Great Facebook Pages for Research Sites (2015 SoCRA Presentation)

Facebook Clinical Research

Welcome attendees of SoCRA’s 2015 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 […]

Apple ResearchKit (Part 1): Introduction & Capabilities

ResearchKit

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 […]