Breakthrough Patient Recruitment

ResearchKit Enrolls Thousands in Clinical Trials: What Next?

Technology plays a large part in patient recruitment and tracking for clinical trials. Apple's new initiative called ResearchKit is offering researchers a new tool to collect and share information. Although this tool is new to the market, a Stanford University study has already used ResearchKit and was able to enroll more than 10,000 people in less than 24 hours. While the initial numbers are staggering for anyone who has worked to recruit patients for a clinical trial, we have to kee… [Read More]

Predictions for Health IT Include More Connected, Involved Patients

Earlier this summer at Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference, the company announced a new Health app and service, dubbed HealthKit, which will come as part of the iOS8 operating system. Although this is Apple's first venture into fitness tracking, it shouldn't have come as a surprise. As more and more entities get into the wearable technology game, it's only a matter of time before we see a real impact stemming from these devices--especially when it comes to health and health outcome… [Read More]

Can Mobile Health Fill a Gap in Concussion Diagnosis and Treatment?

The men's basketball teams from University of Connecticut, University of Florida, University of Wisconsin, and University of Kentucky are set to take the court and bring March Madness to a head in Dallas this weekend, capping an exciting and bracket-busting NCAA tournament. For all the excitement, this year's tournament has also taken a physical toll. We've seen serious injuries including a torn ACL, a foot injury; a broken knee cap; and a career-ending concussion. Thankfully, there… [Read More]

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