SOURCE: MediciGlobal

October 06, 2010 10:06 ET

MediciGlobal Is Helping Sites Succeed With Patient Recruitment, Retention and Long-Term Patient Follow-Up

PHILADELPHIA, PA--(Marketwire - October 6, 2010) -  There is much focus on patient recruitment, specifically finding patients willing to participate in clinical trials. However, the second phase of recruitment is often overlooked: pulling prospective patients through the referral pipeline and into the study center. This phase occurs after patients pass a pre-screener that matches them to the study's criteria. It is during this phase that pre-screened patients wait for site follow-up that often does not occur.

To streamline the recruitment 'pull-through' process and increase recruitment success, MediciGlobal introduces the Study Resource Center™ and welcomes Pat Patterson, RN, CCRC as its Director. Pat is a certified clinical research nurse with nearly 20 years of clinical research experience at academic, hospital and community based research settings. Pat has seen first-hand the need for a central resource providing sites with services that save time on processing patient referrals.

MediciGlobal established the Study Resource Center in response to growing numbers of requests from study coordinators and site marketing managers to directly provide services that support finding patients, pulling those patients most likely to randomize through the referral pipeline, and retaining patients long term.

The Study Resource Center is a place for sites to go when they need recruitment-retention support. Pat contends that study coordinators like to know they are dealing with someone who understands their issues. MediciGlobal has supported sites indirectly through study sponsors, but now these services can be accessed directly by sites, and include:

  1. Education: building effective recruitment-retention programs
  2. Efficient pre-screening
  3. Logistical support: appointment scheduling, patient follow up
  4. Problem solving: innovative recruitment approaches
  5. Advertising and eMarketing support
  6. Retention: during and post active treatment
  7. Lost-to-follow up: Find missing patients

The Study Resource Center integrates MediciGlobal's Site Support team with the services of its in-house patient contact center, ProtoCall®. Centralizing these functions enhances the coordination of critical recruitment-retention support services to study sites.

Ms. Patterson was one of the first to undergo the Association of Clinical Research Professionals' (ACRP's) qualification process for a certified clinical research coordinator (CCRC). Recognized as a consistent performer for studies conducted for major biopharmaceutical sponsors, Pat served on numerous national and international study advisory boards.

About MediciGlobal
MediciGlobal based in the U.S. and U.K., is a specialty patient recruitment -- retention company, developing programs for clinical trials of all sizes in countries around the globe.

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