HIPAA, Budgets, Data Capture and Lab Results In Clinical Trials: Podcast

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In this podcast/video I get into some viewer questions, the first one being related to HIPAA and patient privacy as it pertains to pre-screening study participants, another is regarding budgets and how to build a cost sheet for a particular clinical trial. The next question was in regards to clinical research lab results being emailed instead of faxed and how that may affect PI/staff oversight, and finally I discuss electronic data capture and how it can be so frustrating at times!
Let me know your thoughts below :)
10-30-13

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How To Get Your Damn Calls Returned When Looking For A Clinical Trial!

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Today’s video is in response to numerous questions I’ve received from study participants and hopeful study volunteers who are frustrated because they cant seem to get a hold of anyone at the research clinic as they are looking for a clinical trial to join. In this video I explain why its so difficult to get a call back from a research clinic and also give tips for how to work your way around this frustrating situation.
Here are the links to our social media fans this week:
Martin Navarrete
PT&R Research
Patrick Stone
SMSClinical.com
Community Anderson Research Center
Erica Culbreth
Rod Thorell
Sarkis Dallakian
Darshan Kulkarni
Jennifer Price

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Walking You Through Your First Clinical Trial Visit

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In this video, I walk the potential study participant through their first clinical trial study visit. I cover some of the common study procedures as well as discuss the informed consent process. Hopefully this video can help answer any questions or concerns you may have regarding your first clinical trials study visit.

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Finding A Clinical Trial May Take Some Effort

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We’ve been getting a lot of questions from potential study participants that are upset because they have recently been turned down for a clinical trial. Don’t give up, many times a study participant may have to call different clinics in order to finally come across a study that they can qualify for. This is not uncommon, but due to the fact that there are so many studies out there, most people will eventually find a clinical trial that they can qualify for if they are persistent enough.

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Little Things Matter In Clinical Trials

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In clinical trials, understanding and getting to know your study participant, is crucial.  In all clinical trials, getting good quality data and feedback from the trial participants is the only way to  measure the efficacy of the study drug.  Don provides some suggestions for the clinical trial professionals out there on exactly how to do this.

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Be Honest When Joining Clinical Trials

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Don shares how people going into clinical trials should be up front with what symptoms they really have and how the interviewer should probe more to find out what is really going on with the potential study subject. Often times, we’ve found that potential clinical trial participants, out of a strong desire to enter a clinical trial, will try to figure out what the research clinic wants to hear in order to qualify for the clinical trials that they are conducting. The problem with this lies in the fact that this data will be used to determine whether the new medications actually work, so future patients will be able to benefit. This can only be possible if study participants and research professionals can do their best to make clinical trials’ results as accurate as possible.

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