Making it easier for the site and the patient

Patient Recruitment is impacting the cost of bringing drugs to market and results are not improving. Research from Tufts CSSD suggests that 37% of sites under enroll and 11% of sites fail to enrol a single patient. When patients are enrolled in trials, retention is often a challenge with on average 30% drop out rate and 85% failing to retain enough patients.

Making it easier for the site and the patient to actively participate in a trial is an essential part of increasing predictability in enrolment and retention. Our Site & Patient Solutions include upfront planning of site and patient management – identification, enrolment and engagement that will make a difference and increase the likelihood of hitting key milestones.

Improving site selection

  • Leading edge technology to identify where in the world the patients that match your protocol may be located
  • Qualification of sites based on real data
  • Partnerships with leading technology vendors such as Intel and TriNeTX and the capability to enable EMR interrogation into clinical insights such as sub-populations and larger pre-screened pool where the technology and regulation are enabled.

Reducing Site Burden

  • Integrated Site Networks

    • ICON owned sites and site alliance partners

    • Consistent, centralised training programs in quality assurance and compliance ensures inspection readiness with a focus on quality

  • Digital solutions to drive site performance

    • Range of solutions pre-screening, eConsent, learning management, document tracking and management with key applications such as financial disclosure,

Enhancing Patient Relationships

  • Highly targeted recruitment and retention strategies that improve patient communication, motivation and compliance

  • Leveraging patient insight based on patient surveys, forums and focus groups to gain better understanding of patient motivation and enagement

  • Enhanced informed consent by giving patients access to engaging interactive multimedia that explains the trial specific and commitments



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Patient Recruitment Services - NSCLC Rescue Study