Clinical Trials in the Digital Age

April 4, 2014
Guest Blogger

Pharmaceutical Executive

In 1995, there were 16 million internet users - or 0.4% of the world’s population. In just 17 years, this figure has grown to 2.4 billion and 34.3% adoption.

In 1995, there were 16 million internet users - or 0.4% of the world’s population. In just 17 years, this figure has grown to 2.4 billion and 34.3% adoption. At the current rate, each year, the penetration percentage sees a 2–4% growth. Many services, such as banking, have moved towards online service models, shutting down branch offices. This has led to some countries, like Finland, for example, making access to broadband internet a basic civil right.

What does this mean for clinical trials? In this Applied Clinical Trials article, Kai Langal considers how the internet and other digital technologies have transformed - and continue to transform - patient-centric engagement.

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