Mobile devices have become a part of our everyday lives and are significant drivers of retail and finance. The healthcare sector has lagged behind, but mobile is fast becoming part of its landscape as well. One important example is Samsung’s Remote Maintenance System which monitors equipment warnings and alerts on a real-time basis.
One area of healthcare which could benefit greatly from mobile technologies is clinical trials, where new drugs and devices are used by patients on an investigational basis to provide information on their effectiveness and safety before they are placed on the market. Mobile health technology will lead to significant reductions in the cost of conducting clinical trials, as well as potentially leading to safer outcomes for patients involved in the trials. Below are five major points to consider when designing mobile health technology or software applications for use in clinical trials.
Via Marie Ennis-O'Connor