Earlier this week we sat down with our CTO and Co-founder, Roger Arellano to discuss the work that goes into developing and growing our medical app network, and looked at some of the ways Citruslabs helps with patient recruitment.
One of the most valuable things we offer is prioritizing recruiting patients that are well informed and educated on the clinical trial process. We do this in part through our health app network, which educates patients about clinical trials while also collecting the data that will be used to match them with your trials.
“I believe it is important for people to understand better how clinical trials work and how to participate in them, clearing away any misconceptions or fears about them,” Roger said.
We work to make sure patients understand the clinical process, and match patients to your trial through millions of data points collected on our health app network. Both of these considerations help to boost your recruitment numbers, and maintain higher engagement rates throughout the trial process. When patients are informed and feel confident in joining a clinical trial, they are more motivated to stay involved throughout the process.
Overall, we aim to make it simple for both researchers and patients alike to get connected. Our innovative platform grants you access to resources such as a pool of prepared patients, a unique two-way communication system, and an accessible patient dashboard (pictured below).
We hope that by making clinical trials easy to access on both ends, more people will participate and benefit from the advancement of medicine.
"There are many possibilities but I certainly hope we continue to provide people with easy ways to participate in clinical research as well as continue to help build the bridge between clinical research and patients,” Roger said, "By participating in clinical research we hope to be able to provide people with access to new treatments and expert medical care."
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Citrus is a fully integrated recruitment and retention software that fits any clinical trial and simplifies the implementation of patient engagement in your clinical trial. Whether you are already working with CTMS systems or not, Citrus is the perfect add-on to make patient interaction effective.
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.