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MyClinicalTrial ID: Removing Barriers to Patient Recruitment

  • By Gabrielle DiSalvo
  • 05-Jun-2019

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Within the world of patient recruitment for clinical trials, delayed timelines and unforeseen budget issues are often the norm. But, what if just a bit of strategic planning up-front decreased the possibility of these barriers?

For many years, CSSi had noticed studies were failing to enroll for two reasons:

  1. Sites did not have the patient database they promised to have when they were selected for the study
  2. Sites did not have the tools or bandwidth to properly search through their database for those promised patients

To solve these problems, we developed MyClinicalTrial ID (MCT ID) - a query tool that uses de-identified patient data to find eligible patients through a confidential and HIPAA compliant process.

MCT ID improves investigator site selection and patient recruitment efforts, and it increases study success by guaranteeing that only sites with patients who meet the study criteria will be selected to participate as investigative sites.

Without a tool like MCT ID, there is no way to validate a site's patient population against the study's inclusion/exclusion criteria.

MCT Site ID for Feasibility

This platform can search the site's de-identified patient records to ensure the site has the most eligible patients for your study. MCT Site ID reduces the risks and guesswork associated with the investigator identification process, allowing sponsors and CROs to evaluate a site's access to protocol-eligible patients by comparing the protocol's I/E criteria against a site's patient database.

Once the study is open for enrollment, the site can immediately contact patients from the list MCT ID generates, which results in enrolling three to five times more patients in an accelerated timeframe.

MCT Patient ID for Recruitment

Sites already recruiting for your study can increase their enrollment rate by searching their database of real-time medical data against the study protocol's I/E criteria, yielding patients that are ready to be screened for the study.

When paired with our Local Enrollment Specialist (LES) solution, MCT Patient ID decreases the time it takes for busy sites to identify and recruit eligible patients. Our LES team can come on site for secondary chart review filtering, freeing up the time it would take the study coordinator to complete this task.

Ready to identify sites with your study's patient population or allow sites currently recruiting for your study to quickly identify eligible patients within their database? Contact CSSi to learn how MCT ID is the solution to study startup and enrollment delays.

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  • By Gabrielle DiSalvo
  • 29-Aug-2019

We all see others do it, and we probably experience it ourselves it every day.

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Understanding & Removing the Barriers to Patient Retention

  • By Gabrielle DiSalvo
  • 14-Aug-2019

Each year, $1.89 billion is spent on patient recruitment for clinical trials.1 With a 30% average dropout rate across all clinical trials, many pharmaceutical companies are spending a large amount of money to recruit patients who aren't staying enrolled in their trials.

Needed study data for regulatory submission and the overall success of a clinical trial depend largely on study participants fulfilling their roles and responsibilities until the very last day.

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CSSi Celebrates 14 Years as a Full-Service Patient Recruitment Agency

  • By Gabrielle DiSalvo
  • 11-Apr-2019

As a sponsor, CRO or site, there are a surplus of patient recruitment companies you can turn to when you need help finding patients for your studies, and that number grows higher every day. Most of these companies offer a niche service, but very few are a full-service, global recruitment agency like ours.

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Traditional Advertising Is Still Alive

  • By Gabrielle DiSalvo
  • 01-Apr-2019

We've all heard it before: "traditional advertising is dead." But if that were true, why are we still seeing commercials on TV, hearing ads on the radio, and seeing billboards on the highway during our morning commute?

Because it's not true! Traditional advertising is still very much alive and used by some of the largest companies worldwide.

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Eight-Step Guide to a Strong Clinical Trial Website

  • By Gabrielle DiSalvo
  • 05-Feb-2019

There are about 93 million Americans searching online for information related to a health-related topic, with 63% of those individuals looking up a specific disease or medical problem. In fact, looking for health or medical information comes high on the list as one of the most popular activities people do when they are

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Clinical Trial Branding: Why is it so Important?

  • By Clara Hughes, Creative Director
  • 25-Jan-2019

Let's imagine two different scenarios:
A: You're sitting in a doctor's office, and you see a poster for ACN-053-2414, a clinical trial testing medication for acne in adults.
B: You're sitting in a doctor's office, and you see a poster for the Face It Acne Research Study, a clinical trial testing medication for acne in adults.

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