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Digital Technology in Clinical Trials

This event is now offered in a new entirely virtual format.

Session 1 Track A: The Patient Experience with Digital Technology

Session Chair(s)

Courtney  Granville, PhD, MPH

Courtney Granville, PhD, MPH

  • Global Associate Director, Research and Scientific Programs
  • DIA, United States
Digital devices for clinical trials are tested thoroughly by device manufacturers to ensure they work - but will they work for YOUR patients in YOUR trial? This session explores "digital experience testing," where devices are tested by the target patient population in ways that mirror their use in your actual trial. We will outline essential steps to gaining valuable insights into how patients experience the use of the device, and whether clinical data will be collected accurately and consistently. Our panel will present case studies where sponsors learned that device use would positively or negatively impact recruitment or retention, and where device manufacturers learned of changes that needed to be made for successful implementation in a trial. We'll complete the session by challenging participants to consider optimal ways to assess the patient experience with digital devices in both hybrid and decentralized trials.
Learning Objective : At the conclusion of this session, participants should be able to:
  • Identify keys for successful digital experience testing with the target patient population
  • Differentiate device company usability testing and patient digital experience testing
  • Describe examples of impactful learnings from patient digital experience testing


Valerie  Powell, MS

The Patient Experience with Digital Technology

Valerie Powell, MS

  • Chief Patient Officer, CorEvitas and Vice President, Patient Experience
  • Corevitas, LLC, United States
Glen  Wunderlich, PhD


Glen Wunderlich, PhD

  • Senior Clinical Program Leader, CNS
  • Boehringer Ingelheim, United States
Amy  Mason


Amy Mason

  • Sickle Cell Disease Advocate
  • United States
Madeline  Geday


Madeline Geday

  • Senior Director, DCT Office/COE Patient Centriity
  • Astellas, United States