What You Should Know:
– The solution is the most advanced patient-centric ECG offering within the company’s cardiac monitoring portfolio, pairing data readings comparable to clinical, site-based ECGs with Philips leading cloud-based data collection and analysis services.
Patient Attrition Issues
Patient attrition is one of the biggest issues faced by clinical trial sponsors and the inconvenience of adhering to protocol regimens and repetitive site visits is one of the top reasons why patients voluntarily choose to withdraw from a trial, beyond disease progression. A clinical-grade 12-lead ECG that patients can use in their own home as a part of decentralized clinical trials, not only adds convenience for the patient, but helps to improve trial recruitment, compliance and retention by helping to reduce the need for site visits.
ECG designed to improve patient recruitment, compliance and retention
Leveraging PCA 500 ECG patch data recording technology, the at-home solution allows clinical trial participants to record data with quality comparable to site-based ECGs at home. The solution’s innovative body-worn patch ensures compliant 12-lead ECG placement and near real-time, highly secure data transmission without the need for recurring site visits, onsite technician, or home nurses.
Philips offers a complete range of clinically validated ambulatory cardiac diagnostics and monitoring services and associated expertise to its cardiac care portfolio, including its BioTel Research capabilities that have already supported more than 2,000 clinical trials in 72 countries. These comprehensive offerings provide industry-leading technology and data management that streamlines the clinical trials process and ensures optimal performance. The at-home, 12-lead ECG solution is now available in select markets across North America, Europe and Asia.
“Our customers are seeking solutions that will help them to address key challenges that can stand in the way of extracting meaningful insights from their clinical trials,” said Andy Broadway, General Manager of Ambulatory Monitoring and Diagnostics at Philips. “Our growing portfolio of remote monitoring solutions help to curb patient attrition by reducing the amount of site visits required during the trial period, helping to improve both the quality of the outcome and the patient experience overall.”