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Medication Non-Adherence in Rheumatology, Oncology and Cardiology: A Review of the Literature of Risk Factors and Potential Interventions

Aad Liefveld
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31-10-2022 13:32
Medication Non-Adherence in Rheumatology, Oncology and Cardiology: A Review of the Literature of Risk Factors and Potential Interventions   A very interesting read, shared by our BEAMER colleagues at Pfizer. It identifies not only risk factors for adherence in three disease areas, but also the potentially most effective interventions to improve adherence. The conclusions of this...Read more

Over a year of hard work from the BEAMER team and the first deliverables are a fact.

Simon Klaasen
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26-09-2022 13:27
Over a year of hard work from the BEAMER team and the first deliverables are a fact. Aad Liefveld shared the deliverables for Work Package 1, where the team analyzed the available literature to establish a solid background on the behavioral model that will be used. 32 theoretical behavioral models have been identified and analyzed in different areas like actionability and patient...Read more

Breederode University of Applied Sciences Rotterdam provides a 1-year specific training course for research nurses

Marjolein Nankman
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08-09-2022 13:10
Again a very motivated group of Research Nurses becoming experts in their field. Simon Klaasen is happy to contribute with our knowledge of patient recruitment strategies. Breederode University of Applied Sciences Rotterdam provides a 1-year specific training course for research nurses/clinical trial coordinators to become experts in the field of setting up and supporting clinical...Read more

PSL (Patient Site Liaison) journey at Link2Trials

Stephanie Gontijo
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07-09-2022 12:57
My name is Stephanie Maria Gontijo dos Santos Lima and I want to share a bit about my journey in the last 4 years with Link2Trials.During the last years of my medical studies, I worked as a PSL for different clinical trials in different countries: from Spain, UK to USA and for studies recruiting people with conditions such as back pain, to diabetes or cancer. Working with recruiting...Read more

An interesting discussion about DCT

Aad Liefveld
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30-08-2022 12:49
An interesting discussion about DCT An interesting discussion about DCT, started by Moe Alsumidaie.As a service provider we have supported a number of DCT’s. Some designs worked out fine for patients and sites, others not so much. From what we have seen so far, the successful ones were not technology or decentralization driven but made sensible choices about what could easily be...Read more

A must-read for anyone who wants to understand what impact tailored behavioral interventions can have on adherence!

Simon Klaasen
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17-08-2022 12:43
A must-read for anyone who wants to understand what impact tailored behavioral interventions can have on adherence! This is precisely why we have developed our adherence support services for clinical studies. Thank you for sharing your insights, Dr Katerina Kassavou, Chimweta Chilala and Professor Stephen Sutton of the University of Cambridge. Read more  Read more

A model to predict adherence behavior

LUISA CARMO
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27-05-2022 21:05
At Link2Trials we are excited to be part of this latest initiative to develop a model to predict adherence behavior. This model will help healthcare providers to better support patients and enable the pharma industry to develop better products and services.   What a great BEAMER team we have! So many wonderful, interesting and foremost focused and motivated people!...Read more

Patient Site Liaison (PSL)

Claire Davis
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08-04-2022 20:17
Link2Trials uses its PSL to ensure the potential trial participants we refer match the study in- and exclusion criteria. Claire speaking:I’ve recently started working in a Patient Site Liaison (PSL) research role with Link2Trials. The role requires contacting patients who have expressed an interest online for participating in research studies relevant to themselves. I was attracted to the...Read more

Partnerships can streamline your clinical trial

Aad Liefveld
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12-05-2022 20:08
Did you miss the webonar about how partnerschips can streamline your next clinical trial from Xtalks? Or did you join the live webinar but want to review the presentation, click below to watch the recording. In this webinar Simon Klaasen, Sandra Tobisch and Derk Arts, discussed: The importance of interoperability to reduce site and patient burden Considerations for...Read more

Beamer

Aad Liefveld
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05-11-2022 19:50
  Did you miss last week's BEAMER webinar?     Kicking off our BEAMER webinar series this month, we explore the scope of non-adherence with expert panelists from across the EU.BEAMERBEhavioral and Adherence Model for improving quality, health outcomes and cost-Effectiveness of healthcaRe       Click below and watch...Read more

Decentralized Clinical Trials

Marjolein Nankman
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28-03-2022 19:40
Heads up! Looking for a seamless experience for patients within your decentralized clinical trial?Because of their patient-centric approach DCTs will address important patient needs that often go unmet in a traditional, site-based set-up. By nature DCTs make clinical trial participation less burdensome, enable a more representative patient access, help develop a stronger evidence package and...Read more

Breederode University course for research nurses

Marjolein Nankman
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25-03-2022 19:23
Breederode University of Applied Sciences Rotterdam provides a 1-year specific training course for research nurses/clinical trial coordinators to become experts in the field of setting up and supporting clinical trials. Great to see that this course has a specific focus on patient recruitment. This afternoon Simon Klaasen will give a guest lecture and share his expertise in the field of patient...Read more

How to Improve Medical Device Clinical Trials With The Right Partner Ecosystem

Simon Klaasen
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01-11-2022 09:57
Partnerships are a key to success when it comes time for your company’s next clinical trial. In this blog post, we will illustrate how building an effective partnership ecosystem can speed up timelines while optimizing operational activities in a clinical trial while highlighting a recent success story between Essity, Link2Trials, and Castor.   How to integrate partnerships to...Read more

PRESS RELEASE: clinical study for our lead product, pHyph, a vaginal tablet for topical treatment of bacterial vaginosis (BV), completes recruitment!

Edwin Swart
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10-02-2022 11:46
"Really fantastic feeling to have finalized enrolment of the 150 patients in our placebo-controlled study in bacterial vaginosis #Nefertiti - What an achievement by the Gedea Biotech AB team, the sites, LINK Medical Research, Link2Trials - and what a milestone for us!"  Read the full press release on the Gedea Biotech AB website: Link PRESS RELEASE: clinical study for our lead...Read more

Decentralized trials are here to stay.

Marjolein Nankman
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19-01-2022 11:46
Decentralized trials are here to stay!  Read more

Decentralized trials

Simon Klaasen
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13-01-2022 11:46
Not just for a pandemic: Decentralized trials "are here to stay, and they should be deployed in a fit-for-purpose manner" Decentralized clinical trials are here to stay, and the long-term benefits outweigh the higher initial costs and technical challenges of remote...Read more

Patient Site Liaison (PSL)

Tamara Schouten
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16-11-2021 11:46
Link2Trials uses its PSLs to ensure the potential trial participants we refer fit the study in and exclusion criteria. My name is Tamara. I have been working as a Patient Site Liaison (PSL) at LinkTrials for several years now. As a PSL you are the link between a large number of applications and the actual (potential) participants for a clinical study. With a medically relevant background,...Read more

BEAMER project; BEhavioral and Adherence Model for improving quality, health outcomes and cost-Effectiveness of healthcaRe

Aad Liefveld
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10-11-2021 11:46
It doesn't get more patient centric than this!BEAMER the latest EFPIA - European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and Associations Innovative Medicines Initiative (IMI) initiative is about finding a new and effective way to improve patient adherence to treatment.  BEAMER will focus on assessing and understanding patient needs. At Link2Trials we are honored to be part...Read more

Protocol deviations; tell-tale signs of patient non-adherence during clinical trials

Aad Liefveld
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25-05-2021 09:01
When discussing patient adherence during clinical trials, most people will say that on average it is high and that the issue of non-adherence really surfaces during clinical care. But is this true or are we missing something in clinical trials? I think we are missing something, and the issue is far greater than we think it is. Early drop-out during clinical trials has always been and still is an...Read more

Losing touch with patients is not an option!

Aad Liefveld
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22-12-2020 17:02
In the past few months the healthcare industry has sped up the adoption and implementation of digital remote healthcare solutions to meet patients’ health-related preferences and at the same time overcome the challenges of social distancing and limited human interaction. The pharmaceutical industry is also moving forward on the subject of virtual and hybrid clinical trials. The many...Read more

Join Link2Trials and EFPIA-IMI to improve patient adherence!

Aad Liefveld
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19-09-2020 11:05
Join Link2Trials and EFPIA-IMI to improve patient adherence! It is official now! A few weeks ago we have received confirmation from the EFPIA Innovative Medicine Initiative (IMI) that Link2Trials has been accepted as Associated Partner for the patient adherence improvement project (Call 23, Topic 6). Patient non-adherence to prescribed treatment is an issue that affects patient health outcomes...Read more

4 pointers for your post COVID-19 patient recruitment activities

Simon Klaasen
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20-04-2020 09:56
In most countries, regular care will be one of the first things to re-start post-Covid-19. With that, some of our clinical trials can re-start as well. We have discussed the re-start of trial recruitment with a lot of sites for a lot of studies in different countries and indications. This resulted in 4 pointers, for you to ensure the re-start of your trials and trial recruitment is as smooth as...Read more

How to communicate with patients more effective

Aad Liefveld
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12-12-2018 07:06
Today early drop-out still is a major challenge we must deal with when running clinical trials. The past few years patient centricity and patient engagement initiatives have generated major improvements. This is the second in a series of articles about a different perspective on the subject and a new and innovative approach to improve early drop-out rates.   Communicating information...Read more

It is all about expectations

Aad Liefveld
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05-12-2018 09:34
Today early drop-out still is a major challenge we must deal with when running clinical trials. The past few years patient centricity and patient engagement initiatives have generated major improvements. This is the first in a series of articles about a different perspective on the subject and a new and innovative approach to improve early drop-out rates.   Early Drop-out; still a major...Read more

Thank you; two words with tremendous impact but too little said during clinical trials

Aad Liefveld
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21-11-2018 19:26
A plea to express gratitude Recently, I shared an editorial article from Nature on LinkedIn about the value and importance of true patient engagement in clinical trials. Involving patients from the earliest start of the clinical trial can and will lead to more effective and feasible clinical trial protocols. Patients are equivalent partners, and researchers need to incorporate patient feedback...Read more
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