Why do people do what they do? This is the question behavioral science aims to answer – and our understanding of which is directly relevant to the challenges facing the health care industry, says industry expert.
In the era of big data, the industry is working to address the ethical concerns of integrating patient information into the health care landscape – though a key challenge will be reaching a consensus on what constitutes reliable evidence.
Integrating clinical research into the health care ecosystem improves patient engagement and quality of care while reducing costs, though only 1% of the general population participates in clinical trials.
Clinical research’s sordid past has “left a stain” on the medical community as it tries to gain trust among minority populations and increase clinical trial participation, which remains staggeringly low, says Northwell Health senior VP.
Clinical trial data sharing continues to be a contentious topic in the industry, so in an attempt to demonstrate its potential, the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) is sponsoring the SPRINT Data Analysis Challenge.
The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Clinical Research Network, which provides more than £284m ($475m) a year to support the delivery of clinical research studies, has reconfigured to become 15 local clinical research networks across England.
CRO inVentiv on Monday announced a joint venture with the partners of the US lobbying firm Mehlman Vogel Castagnetti to help pharma companies further understand the health policy and regulatory landscape.