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Embedding Clinical Research into the Continuum of Care

Editors Note: This article was originally published by ACRP Clinical research is the frontline of medical innovation. Through research projects, scientists and physicians make medical breakthroughs that directly impact the lives of patients and their families. However, what many patients and physicians don’t realize is that when clinical research is integrated into the continuum of…

Effective Communication Leads to Empowered People

Thirty million American adults are below a basic health literacy level1. As a professional I often ask myself when I am speaking about clinical research to friends, family or the community, “How are my communication skills?”. Am I clear and understandable to the point where a person with no prior knowledge can understand clinical research?…

What’s Your Story?

Throughout history, storytelling has been a prominent mechanism of communicating information across cultures. Increasingly, storytelling is used to communicate messages related to health and even more recently to convey the importance of clinical trial participation. Whether the story is from a patient or a professional who is contributing to the advancement of medicine, the expression…

Magnitude of Gratitude: Gratefulness

The common denominator in every aspect of this article series is the patient. Every patient, healthcare consumer and clinical research participant is part of a community, a community of our family members, friends, neighbors and countless others. They are the reasons doctors, scientists and researchers put on their white coats every day, spend countless hours…

Magnitude of Gratitude: The Face of Clinical Research

Much of my early career was spent as a Clinical Research Coordinator. Myself and the rest of the study staff were responsible for ensuring the trials that came to our site were conducted ethically, the data was collected and the patient experience was positive. Through the world of Clinical Research Coordinators, great strides are made…

Magnitude of Gratitude: Providing Service to the Clinical Research Ecosystem

As a child, I enjoyed playing with pinwheels, running through our backyard with my favorite cousin on a warm spring day—stretching out my arm and watching the wheel turn by the wind. Reflecting back to those days as an adult, I now see how much they resemble turbines (windmills). The blades on the turbines use…

Magnitude of Gratitude: Your HEALTH is in their CARE

The ability to measure a patient’s experience across their entire network of care is an important factor to most, if not all, healthcare organizations. The healthcare organization can be a large hospital system, a private practice, nursing home or even a clinic. Healthcare organizations are moving toward a new era where patients are center and…

Lack of Standardization Hinders Clinical Trial Workforce Opportunities

This blog was originally published by Michael Causey from ACRP. Standardization and high-quality training are keys to recruiting and retaining more principal investigators (PIs) for running clinical trials, according to panelists at the Clinical Trial Collaborations conference in Cambridge, Mass., on April 11. Luckily, the tools are available today. “This is a very encouraging time,”…

Magnitude of Gratitude: From Healing Hands to the Patient

An astonishing 42% of providers have experienced burn out at some point during their career1. Burn out usually occurs when one does not feel valued or they experience disconnections with patients because of lack of time. If you really take a look at why providers get into the business of care, you will find they…

Magnitude of Gratitude: From Novel Concept to the Patient

Active, eager, and determined are just a few words to describe the numerous contributors who reside under the pharmaceutical company umbrella. The numerous contributors include scientists, engineers, leaders, patient enthusiasts, researchers and many more. High cost of drugs and the lengthy process to get medicines to market has often painted the pharmaceutical industry in a…