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How Smartphone Features And Sensors Help Clinical Research

Posted by Richard Smith

October 8, 2015 at 6:27 AM

Clinical Research, iPhone Features and Contextual Data

Conventional clinical research is still paper and pen based. At least, that part of research where researchers collect data from patient/participants has not changed in 50 years! 

Apple’s latest open source framework ResearchKit makes us think about how this can be changed. At its core this is a software framework, which is a library of files for developers, but the philosophy it carries is something new and very relevant for clinical researchers and participants.


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Topics: mHealth, ResearchKit

Productivity Simplified

Posted by Ranjit Anand

October 7, 2015 at 1:20 PM

One of most important aspects of management is managing productivity. This affects various other factors in the project such as deadlines, billing, resource allocation, utilization, costs, etc. and needless to say, the project momentum. One of the most important factors to keep in mind is the human factor involved in productivity. This human factor doesn't real correlate to the emotional factor but just a fact that the employees are the ultimate assets for the company and assets should be looked after well. The best value contribution comes when best utilized.

Before reading further, I would to clarify that according to me, Productivity ≠ more work in less time.

I believe in, Productivity = Accomplishing the work as per planned time.


Let’s look at various ways through which you can improve productivity:

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Topics: Enterprise Mobility

IBM Watson Health and Apple ResearchKit: A Healthy Partnership

Posted by Shyam Deval

October 1, 2015 at 8:31 AM

Location, Location, Location! IBM Watson Health recently opened its global headquarters at Cambridge, MA.  With enviable proximity to several biotech and life sciences companies, budding startups and of course renowned universities, IBM’s push for a bigger slice of the healthcare technology pie is evident. 

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Topics: What is Trending, ResearchKit

The Secret Angels of ResearchKit

Posted by Shyam Deval

September 24, 2015 at 10:07 AM

Apple revealed ResearchKit and it became an instant hit. Perhaps it had everything to impress the medical research community. However, nobody can downplay the role of those apps, which were revealed along with the framework, that sung the glory of ResearchKit. 

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Topics: ResearchKit

Medical Research And The Thorny Informed Consent Process

Posted by Ranjani Rao

September 18, 2015 at 6:20 AM

How ResearchKit Can Help


Informed Consent is required from your research participants. And the term “informed” means that your participant has to be given all information on the study beforehand.

This is a pain point for both researchers and participants. Researchers generally have to provide voluminous documents to educate the potential participant on the study. Participants have to wade through those documents, understand them and consent to the study.

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Topics: ResearchKit

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