Birds-of-a-Feather Discussion: Patient Engagement: Techniques, Tools and Technologies
Date: Wed, March 27 at UTC 1300 and UTC 1900 (28-March at 6am for Sydney AUS)
Facilitator: David Stein, D. Bartley Consulting
Opening Statements: Jeff Lee, President, eCOA & Patient Engagement, CRF Bracket and Martin Collyer, “Patient Engagement” Consultant
Duration: one hour (offered at UTC 1300 and UTC 1900)
Open To: Staff from eClinical Forum member companies (If you are not an eCF member, please review our website www.eclinicalforum.org for membership information or contact firstname.lastname@example.org ). If you are an eCF member, please send a note to email@example.com for registration information.
Background: eClinical Forum Birds-of-a-Feather sessions focus on the details of a specific topic. All participants are encouraged to share information and ask questions. Anyone from an eCF member company can participate, gratis. The facilitator will [try to] keep the subject on track and prompt discussion and information sharing.
For This Topic: Patient Engagement is a broad term that applies to health care in general and to clinical research. In clinical research, the term is used for methods and programs that truly focus on the needs and goals of the patients and that enable them to participate in clinical trials as a valued stakeholder. The techniques, tools and technologies used to engage patients begin with trial planning and often continue well after a study is complete. Over the past few years, our industry has been making many efforts to focus on patients and although there is much ground to cover, current trends show that we are on a path of continual improvement. In this BoF call, we will discuss the current trends and methods being used, how these compare to a few short years ago and what is anticipated and needed in the next few years.