Are Clinical Trial Experiences Utilized?: A Differentiated Model of Medical Sites’ Information Transfer Ability

Marie Smed, Carsten Schultz, Kenneth A. Getz, Søren Salomo

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    Abstract

    The collaboration with medical professionals in pharmaceutical clinical trials facilitates opportunities to gain valuable market information concerning product functionality issues, as well as issues related to market implementation and adoption. However, previous research on trial management lacks a differentiated perspective on the potential for information transfer from site to producer. An exploration of the variation in stickiness of information, and therefore the complexity of information transfer in clinical trials, is the main aim of this study. To further enrich the model of the dispersed sites’ information transfer ability, their methods of communicating, are included. The model is studied on a unique dataset of 395 medical site representatives by applying Rasch scale modeling to differentiate the stickiness of the heterogenic information issues. The results reveal that economic measures, complementary service issues and usability patterns are all significantly more difficult to transfer in clinical trials than issues related to product functionality.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of PICMET '15 Conference
    Number of pages9
    Publication date2015
    Publication statusPublished - 2015
    EventPICMET '15 Conference: Management of the Technology Age - Portland, OR, United States
    Duration: 2 Aug 20156 Aug 2015
    http://www.picmet.org/new/conferences/2015/

    Conference

    ConferencePICMET '15 Conference
    CountryUnited States
    CityPortland, OR
    Period02/08/201506/08/2015
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    Smed, M., Schultz, C., Getz, K. A., & Salomo, S. (2015). Are Clinical Trial Experiences Utilized?: A Differentiated Model of Medical Sites’ Information Transfer Ability. In Proceedings of PICMET '15 Conference