Clinical Trials to Include Patient Convenience Services

Melissa Fassbender of Outsourcing-Pharma reports that the industry will start seeing patient “convenience services” in 2019 as the industry pledges to improve the patient experience. Key barriers to address include transportation and technology support. In a study, the National Institutes of Health stated that the lack of transportation options were a barrier that needed to be addressed. Other services include the focus on technology support such as Fitbit, Apple watches and other items to facilitate ease of tracking patient data.