Patient Innovation Center
Keeping Patients at the Center of the Clinical, Regulatory and Market Access Process
A recent report released by The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) and commissioned by PAREXEL, The Innovation Imperative: The Future of Drug Development, found that drugs developed across the industry using patient-centric designs had faster study enrollment times and were 19 percent more likely to be launched.1 Surprisingly however, it also found that only 5.2 percent of Phase II and III trials utilized this patient-centered approach.2
Source: The Innovation Imperative: The Future of Drug Development, The Economist Intelligence Unit, 2018.
PAREXEL's Approach to Patient Centricity
PAREXEL has not only been practicing a patient-centric approach for years, but we are also an innovator in this area. To this end, we have established our Patient Innovation Center, that includes a dedicated team striving to build on PAREXEL’s mission to reduce patient burden and simplify their journey to new treatments. Our services incorporate patient input into all aspects of clinical development: clinical trial design, recruitment, and execution.
Through our Patient Innovation Center we are constantly looking for new ways to empower patients to become active participants in the study planning process. We aim to simplify the patient to journey to enhance satisfaction and compliance with study requirements.
How the Patient Innovation Center Transforms Clinical and Commercial Development
Examples of our Patient-Centric Approach
- We use our innovative Patient-Centric Protocol Optimization service to proactively involve patients and PAREXEL Site Alliance expert nurses in the protocol design process to identify and address potential practical challenges to study participation.
- By maintaining patient focus and augmenting the feasibility process, patient burden can be reduced and the experience for participants optimized.
- We use a combination of web listening, patient, caregiver and site staff input, to get a clear picture of the patient burdens for that particular study to help sponsors positively impact study recruitment and retention.
- We proactively seek opportunities to earlier address the needs of commercial stakeholders and build a better value story.
- Our regulatory experts incorporate guidance to address agency requirements from a patient-centric perspective.
- PAREXEL’s patient-centric focus ensures a pragmatic approach to study implementation to reduce patient burden, including the number of site visits.
- We use the most appropriate virtual trial elements such as online recruitment, eConsent, home nursing, direct-to-patient drug shipments, patient apps and video dosing to enhance patient experience and compliance without leaving home.
- PAREXEL’s Patient Sensor Solution can also be leveraged for continuous data collection through the use of wearables to remotely capture, transmit and store data in a secure platform powered by our clinical cloud computing solution, Perceptive® Cloud.
Market Access and Beyond
- As the patient’s study involvement comes to an end, PAREXEL deploys a closure plan to help patients feel valued and understand the next steps. This starts with provision of lay trial results summaries so that they can understand the study outcome, and a thank you card to show appreciation for their efforts. It can also include ways to transition them to a post-study treatment plan.
- Throughout development and beyond, PAREXEL supports the identification, development and communication of evidence to demonstrate improved patient outcomes and product value. These services help to accelerate market access so that patients in need can benefit from innovative new products sooner.
- Through our Managed Access Programs we also facilitate early access to promising new medicines for patients with unmet needs.
The Benefits of Working with Our Patient Innovation Center:
Improve the patient experience.
Enhance study recruitment and retention.
Reduce study costs.
Deliver better data.
1. The Innovation Imperative: The Future of Drug Development, The Economist Intelligence Unit, 2018.
2. The Innovation Imperative: The Future of Drug Development, The Economist Intelligence Unit, 2018.