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Digital transformation in clinical research

The pandemic has started a shift in many industries, especially for the more traditional ones. With new safety measures necessary, the world is moving more and more towards a virtual approach. Going digital with your business is giving you and your teams more opportunities to stay on track of your goals while obeying safety measures, even during a pandemic, was going to the office might not be possible.

This important step of digital transformation was long overdue. For the past years, sponsors and CROs have been slowly moving towards a more digital approach, however, many research sites are still working with a more manual workflow, making it hard to collect data and stay on top of the tasks that need to be done. Now with Covid-19, the process of transforming the clinical research industry into a more digital one has to speed up and the adaptation of new innovation strategies to respond to the current reality has to be put in place. This had an immediate effect on how research sites were also retaining and recruiting patients for their clinical trials, as no general infrastructure was given to make an easy switch.

Even though a direct impact can be seen, with many clinical trials paused, this new age is also a big new opportunity for clinical trials. Decentralizing trials, using artificial intelligence, machine learning, and direct-to-patient services are some new options that could be implemented for clinical trials in the near future. But also when we are looking at the processes in order to make clinical trial recruitment work - going digital brings a lot of advantages to boost recruitment performances.

We have created Citrus to open the window of opportunities for you to go digital. Our platform offers not only one central location to manage referrals but also enables you to engage, communicate, and prioritize patients and the tasks that need to be done. Citrus offers more transparency, better organization, advanced reporting, and increased patient engagement to drive your clinical trial studies to success. With Citrus, you will be able to move all your manual processes online and make it easier for your staff to collaborate and organize their workflows to focus on what really matters. This also saves time and money. Do you want to learn more about Citrus? Learn more here.

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Since 2015, our team has been hard at work raising awareness of clinical trials across the globe. A Forbes ‘30 Under 30’ company and a graduate of the renowned Techstar program in New York, Citruslabs is at the forefront of patient recruitment and retention technologies. With over 3 million patients now recorded on our databases, our patient recruitment dashboard is fast becoming the most efficient method of trial recruitment.

Now a #1 health app in 17 countries, our Mindmate app is helping to revolutionize the way we think about healthcare. Mindmate “[takes] senior care into the digital age” (Forbes, 2018) by providing people with the cognitive decline the essential tools to help them rebuild and maintain strong mental health. Trusted by millions of users, our health community continues to grow as the content available expands to the needs of individuals today.

With more than 200 research sites now using the Citrus platform to screen thousands of patients every month, researchers are now well on their way to finding new treatments for hundreds of different health conditions - something that just would not be possible without a technological solution. Make sure that your clinical trial is in the lucky 12% and turn that luck into guaranteed results with Citrus.

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