Mitigating Recruitment Issues with Processes and Technology

Duration: 30 minutes
Date: 11/28 12:00pm ET, 6:00pm CET
Speakers: Maggie Adamski, Martin Kilsgård; Moderator: Bill Abbott

Not all patient referrals are created equal. Research sites can experience fatigue from being overwhelmed by poorly qualified candidates. Applying operational processes and/or technical solutions during recruitment and enrollment can prevent these issues that affect budget, timelines and overall study success. 

Join us on November 28th to hear more about best practices that improve the quality of patient referrals when recruiting for a clinical trial.

Key Learning Points:

  • What are the main factors that have contributed to ongoing issues with prequalification of potential patients? Now that we have provided a more streamlined approach, it has become a more impersonal process; it is about that balancing act. The issue remains – having a quantity of potential referrals and assuring quality of those referrals. 
  • Has it become more about technology and less about solving real problems? Applying siloed solutions and systems that do not communicate with each other is not the solution. What had gotten lost along the way was the human factor and seeing the complete picture.
  • What are Trialbee teams implementing to enhance the patient prequalification process of sites? At least two factors come into play. Incorporating the nurse is critical, engaging with the patient to make them more comfortable and respond more clearly than during a self-assessment. Using data effectively demonstrates to sponsors how the campaign is responding, how to optimize the screening process, and reducing unnecessary drop-offs.
  • Where do you see the patient prequalification process going in the future? What are the keys to the success of those new processes? In our purpose-built analytics module, we aggregate all the data collected and present it in an easily digestible format. At the same time, the technology we apply can aim to enhance the human factor, not replace it, and buy time for healthcare professionals and sites to spend the extra time with the patients.