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Develop Partner Strategies to Find Early Success With Wearables in Clinical Trials

Published: 30 July 2015

ID: G00276265

Analyst(s): Michael Shanler


Employing wearables to augment clinical trials offers enticing promise to healthcare and life science companies. We look at how employing wearables will require new processes and tools, as well as the new e-clinical partner models and technology partnerships that are likely to evolve.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Map a Clear Business Benefit Outcome as Part of Your Technology Development Strategy for Using Wearables to Augment Clinical Trials
  • Ensure Wearables Meet Requirements for Regulatory Compliance and Information Security, and Can Operate in Clinical Conditions

Case Studies

  • U.S. Biotech Studying Ambulatory Observations in Patients With Parkinson's Disease Collects Fuzzy Data and Must Address Patient Education
  • U.K. Pharmaceutical Company Sees Limitations in Wearable Device Design and Must Change Devices
  • Small Research Firm Realizes a Third-Party Data Exchange Is Necessary After Inadvertently Capturing Too Much Patient Identifiable Data
  • Pharma Company Attempts to Integrate the Device Directly Into Its Electronic Capture and Clinical System

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