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Virtualizing Clinical Trials: Can it Improve Patient Recruitment?

Clinical trials are the backbone of healthcare advancement. Thankfully, researchers and investors recognize the vital role of these trials and continue to work together to make them happen. Over 100,000 clinical trials are currently registered in the United States alone, a number that is tripled when taking into account global figures.

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Virtual Clinical Trials: Changing Perceptions

Last century, the internet was new, and consumers were skeptical about handing over their credit card details to an online retailer.Two decades later, e-commerce transactions are a second nature. Most people prefer to shop online, and a near majority of millennial's are even using voice assistants to make their purchases. Many of us couldn't imagine it any other way and wouldn't want to. This is the way we like it now. Our perception has changed.

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Who Will Lead the Virtual Clinical Trial Revolution?

If you're like most Americans, you've probably never participated in a clinical trial, or even thought about it. Fewer than 5% have. Maybe you remember seeing that ad on the subway train one time. They offered a sizable payment, but it was for a treatment you didn't need for a condition you didn't have. Just the other day, you found out there are clinical trials even for healthy adults and folks with not so rare conditions. You'd like to sign up, so how would you even go about seeking relevant trials?

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Who Really Owns Your Health Data?

It was not that long ago that nine out of ten U.S. doctors stored their patients’ records in color-coded files and updated them by hand. Now, approximately 85% of nationwide office-based physicians are using electronic health records (EHRs). Similarly, more than 90% of large, medium, small rural and critical access hospitals are currently using EHRs.

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The Advent of a New Era in Healthcare

We are living in an extraordinary time for health care, an arena that is seeing impressive technological advancements with real applications in our daily lives. For example, EMRs (Electronic Medical Records) have existed since the 1960s, but today’s technology allows providers to retrieve a patient’s medical history and track changes over time for more comprehensive patient history leading to more personalized, efficient and effective patient care.

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Is There A Business Case For Blockchain?

There’s no doubt that blockchain is a hot topic, with management consultants and blockchain experts routinely featured as keynote speakers and panelists at numerous industry events.

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It is Time to Take Control of Our Health Data!

Since our inception, Health Wizz has been focusing on building the tools that address current inefficiencies and health data management issues, and today we are announcing significant enhancements to our free mobile application, available on Apple’s App Store and Android’s Play Store

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Innovation on the Run

Outcome-driven campaigns focus on fundraising without any physical activity necessarily. If you want to raise money to support a cure for cancer, all your messaging on website, Facebook and other fundraising pages is geared towards giving participants a tangible image of what they help attain if they contribute.

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Healthcare in the U.S.: Who Is The Real Customer?

Healthcare is a three trillion dollar a year industry, yet the United States is facing a healthcare crisis at multiple levels - from the costs of individual policies, medications and procedures to funding clinics, hospitals and other healthcare organizations. We are one of the most expensive yet worst performing healthcare systems in the world. So what is wrong here? Is it because we are a corporate, profit-driven healthcare delivery system? Do we have too many government regulations impeding us from doing the right job? Or have we lost focus of the actual customers for healthcare in the U.S.?

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The use of Blockchain in Clinical Research

Currently, most EHRs are scattered across several data silos, with health care providers only having access to only data on their network, and patients having incomplete access to their own records and medical history. Gathering a patient’s full information is costly and time consuming, and centralizing medical records makes them vulnerable to a security breaches, as well as being expensive to compile and maintain.

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