2016 Winner Profile


Project Description:
To improve health through innovative drug development, global contract research organization PPD partnered with a pharmaceutical and a health data telecommunications company to use wearable technology in a large clinical trial. The primary study intent was to characterize the feasibility of collecting biometric data via consumer- and medical-grade mobile devices in a pharmaceutical development environment. Patients used wearable sensors for remote data capture, while a mobile application provided patients with access to their health data and allowed study personnel to interact remotely with them. The data supported the analysis of the cause of data loss, patient compliance and patient attitudes toward technology.
Business Functions:
Customer Service or Support, IT, Research & Development
Business Goal:
Strategic Impact
Mike Wilkinson, Ph.D., Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer
David Simmons, Chairman and CEO
Wilmington, N.C.
Healthcare (e.g. Medical Services, Pharmaceutical, Biotech)
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