Effective patient recruitment can be the determining factor in whether a clinical trial is able to successfully get off the ground. It can be difficult to approach recruitment with a wide range of methods and still remain cost-effective and timely. Methods such as traditional patient outreach, social media outreach, or relying on partner medical providers are effective but can eat into your study’s timeline and budget. In order to effectively cover as many bases as possible, using a patient recruitment software is often the best choice.
Using proven methods such as the Citrus platform to recruit patients to clinical trials helps researchers to maximize the value of their patient recruitment budget, ensures the effectiveness of their studies, and ultimately saves time with built-in patient verifiability.
Our patient recruitment services are patient-centric, meaning we prioritize informing our patients about the clinical trial process, as well as cultivating relationships with patient advocates that keep us in tune with the real-life needs of those we work with. We work to make sure patients understand the clinical trial 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 patient 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.
Recruitment services that use this approach drive up recruitment rates by cultivating a pool of knowledgeable, prepared patients who know what to expect, and what they can gain from participating in your trial. This goes a long way in encouraging potential patients to join your study, while increasing the likelihood that they will remain engaged with your research -- lowering your dropout rate from day one.
This approach has been proven to improve outcomes, and ensure medical research and general health care can become more efficient and cost-effective.
Using a patient recruitment software also usually means you’ll be able to organize and manage follow-up messaging more effectively, given the option to automate these campaigns.
Our platform seamlessly incorporates customizable follow-up campaigns, making it cheaper and easier for you to remind potential patients to take the next step. Otherwise, managing these kinds of outreach campaigns manually can become time-consuming and potentially disorganized. We help you keep in touch with all of your patients in one place, with a user-friendly platform that lets you know exactly who you need to contact and when it’s time to give them that extra nudge.
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In addition to reporting clinical trial news and stories from within the patient community, we operate Citrus, a fully integrated recruitment and retention software. Citrus 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.
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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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