Life sciences and pharmaceutical industry professionals are quickly adopting wireless connectivity and Internet of Things (IoT) technology to simplify the patient experience, improve quality of care, and create a positive impact on patient outcomes. Within the clinical trial process, connected mobile devices and wearable technology make the capture of patient data more efficient and cost-effective, resulting in reduced time to bring new research treatments to market and improved patient experiences. While the benefits of connected clinical trials are numerous, adopting and deploying IoT technology is a complex process that encompasses everything from mobile device management, wireless connectivity, hardware procurement, software implementation, and more. Clinical Research Organizations and pharmaceutical companies rely on vendors to manage the complexities of IoT technology for connected clinical trials so they can focus on what they do well and leave the technology to the experts.
Selecting the right vendors is the first step towards successful deployment. As Clinical Research Organizations design programs and evaluate potential vendors related to connected clinical trial administration, the following whitepaper is designed to serve as a basis for information gathering and decision making. Here you will find a comprehensive guide to the questions you should ask potential vendors before you trust them to handle the deployment of connected devices for your clinical trials. The questions are organized throughout the document by category and address the crucial project considerations for connected clinical trials.