Decentralized Clinical Trials Capabilities and Solutions
PPD’s DCT Ecosystem Optimizes Decentralized Clinical Trials
PPD’s goal has always been to optimize the patient and site’s experience within a decentralized setting. Now part of Thermo Fisher, PPD is leveraging years of industry-leading experience along with new capabilities to build a comprehensive collective of solutions for decentralized clinical trials. Tim Rich, Vice President of Digital and Decentralized Solutions discusses how PPD’s DCT Ecosystem enables consultants to apply the precise right strategies at the right times, benefiting trials, sites, and patients.
Telemedicine enables patients to stay connected to their clinicians, utilizing convenient digital tools that don’t require frequent site visits. Sites can continue their standard of care, reduce protocol deviations, and collect quality data – all with limited interruption.
Learn how telemedicine benefits sites and patients with our video
See how we’re keeping studies on track with telemedicine options
When patients are unable to visit a site, clinical materials such as samples, supplies and unused investigational medicinal products (IMPs) can be directly shipped or collected from the patient’s home, so study assessments aren’t disrupted, nor are patients’ lives.
See how we’re keeping patients safe with a Direct-to-Patient (DTP) strategy
Patients can securely review required study documents and provide a digital signature for consent (or re-consent) remotely from the comfort of their homes, so enrollment timelines stay on track, patients are better informed and compliance is maintained.
Learn how decentralization decreases patient burden with our webinar
HOME HEALTH CARE & NURSING
PPD leverages a network of home health care (HHC) nurses in over 40 countries that enable clinical trials to occur off-site in the patient’s home. This includes the preparation and administration of study drugs, conducting clinical assessments, ensuring eDiary compliance and more.
Read about the importance of reducing patient and site burden
Increase engagement and retention with our patient concierge service
ECOA AND EPRO
Electronic clinical outcomes assessments (eCOAs) and electronic patient reported outcomes (ePROs) use digital platforms to enable direct data collection from study stakeholders. The result is less paper documentation and more timely data, with greater consistency from patients.
Learn how ecoa can accelerate clinical research with our video
See how you can integrate digital clinical outcome assessments into your clinical trials
Our mobile sites are a critical component to diversifying clinical trial participant populations and reducing burden. These specialized clinics allow for enhanced recruitment and remove geographical barriers by bringing the site to the patient.
Watch this video to learn more about our collaboration with Matrix Clinical Trials
When clinical research associates (CRAs) cannot physically be at an investigator site or clinic, remote options are available to generate data analytics, enable remote source data verification (rSDV) and perform other monitoring activities.
Watch experts discuss the evolving role of remote monitoring in clinical trials
Open our survey to see what 69% of life science leaders think about remote monitoring as a top strategy
See how we’re driving agile, patient-centric clinical trials
Devices and wearables
In today’s research, devices and wearable technologies are generating significantly higher levels of clinical data than traditional trial models. These sophisticated tools – smart phone and tablet apps, sports watches, meters and monitors, garments and textile patches – can be more convenient and less intrusive for patients as sites and sponsors seek higher quality insights.
Open our survey to see how 91% of clinical researchers feel about new platforms and technology
Our regulatory affairs group provides guidance to support key business decisions around decentralized clinical trials (DCTs). Experts from these teams frequently share informal updates, describing hurdles faced by our industry, related regulatory issues and practical examples of how we manage them at PPD.
FDA launches digital health center of excellence
Virtual trials gaining traction in the eu
See more ways PPD can help with your decentralized clinical trials