Dr. Irfan Khan, CEO of Circuit Clinical – the company behind TrialScout – said the award was established to recognize the clinical research programs “driving American health care forward.”
Among those hospitals recognized include Intermountain Medical Center, St. David’s Medical Center, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Cleveland Clinic – Main Campus, Duke University Hospital at Duke University Medical Campus and Mayo-Clinic – Rochester.
“Hospitals are selected based on their exceptional performance in patient experience, proven expertise in clinical research, quality of care, and superior clinical research facilities,” Khan told us.
This criteria was based on a composite score generated from TrialScout’s clinical research global dataset, which collates data from all active US clinical research institutions and links to publicly available datasets as well as real-time patient feedback.
Final scores were calculated using the company’s proprietary algorithm and, as such, exact rankings are not identified, as it is of Circuit Clinical’s intellectual property.
Khan described TrialScout as the first-ever ratings and reviews platform for patients considering or already participating in clinical research. The platform also provides peer-to-peer decision support and education “in a manner that will only expand in the year ahead,” he added.
The HIPPA compliant ratings and survey engine collects longitudinal patient surveys over the course of a patient’s treatment, which Khan said enables sites to garner a better understanding of the patient journey – and to intervene when patients are dissatisfied.
“When combined with TrialScout’s analytics platform, this gives research sites the ability to better understand their own strengths and weaknesses. Especially intangibles such as in-office experience and atmosphere,” he added.
"We are now at the beginning of the era of patient experience in clinical trials,” Khan said. "Just as consumer voice amplified through platform technology has transformed the patient's position in health care selection – TrialScout looks to do the same for clinical trial participants."