Patient retention and protocol adherence are critical KPIs when it comes to ensuring the success of clinical trials. Losing even one patient from a trial is very costly, and a high dropout rate can put the entire trial at risk. This is why patient engagement is such a hot topic in clinical trials today. There are a number of clinical trial software applications that are being used to improve patient engagement. While it is possible to build engaging technology, the real engagement for the patient comes from the staff at the investigator’s site.
"People outside should be seen as part of your system rather than customers or complainers. They are people who work with you. You have to be transparent and more open. If you have the culture in place and the process is in place, then you can succeed." - Paul Sloane, author of "A Guide to Open Innovation and Crowdsourcing"
While many people believe that Millennials shun the idea of owning a car, statistics illustrate otherwise. In fact, according to a recent study by global research and consulting firm TransUnion, consumers aged 21 through 34 are taking out new auto loans at a 21 percent higher rate than Gen X borrowers did when they were that age. This statistic is sure to please the auto industry, as it attempts to keep up with the rapidly changing landscape of personal transportation.
"Advanced vehicle technologies may well prove to be the silver bullet in saving lives on our roadways." - Mark Rosekind, Administrator of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).
"Radio is more like a Super Bowl commercial: phenomenal reach, but very shallow engagement. A podcast is the opposite of that: you might have only 1,000 listeners, but they will likely be really devoted and engaged. It's analogous to music fans who buy every album and VIP tickets to every show for their favorite bands." - Matt Carter, co-founder of music podcast network Jabberjaw Media.
The Healthcare and Life Sciences practice at DataArt considers every customer as a part of our extended family and strives to deliver a valuable experience.
Are Your Fish Tanks a Security Risk? IoT Privacy and Security Challenges for Smart Home Environments
"Someone used the fish tank to get into the network, and once they were in the fish tank, they scanned and found other vulnerabilities and moved laterally to other places in the network." - Justin Fier, director for cyber intelligence and analysis at security firm Darktrace.
"The Internet of Things will be the biggest, most sophisticated piece of equipment that we've deployed across the planet - ever. That means that we've got to think about the potential limitations on it due to power consumption, the use of rare earth elements - all of that - from day one." - Kerry Hinton, telecommunications expert and former director of the Centre for Energy Efficient Telecommunications at the University of Melbourne.
Although debates continue over the relative merits and potential of various technologies in the media industry, such as Blockchain, VR, and Hi-Res Audio, there's one thing that everyone can agree on: streaming has exploded over the past year. With over 100 million people now subscribed to such services around the world, it's clear that streaming will continue to expand rapidly as the primary revenue driver for both music and video.
The Internet of Things (IoT) carries the potential to transform communities around the world into "smart cities," creating a new era of urban living. The benefits include increased safety, reduced traffic, lower levels of pollution, more efficient use of energy, and a better overall quality of life for future city dwellers.