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Researchers Harness Power of IT for New Clinical Trial Recruitment Efforts

Updated June 23, 2016

A smartphone app developed by Peter L. Elkin, MD, professor and chair of biomedical informatics, is designed to help patients find clinical trials and to help doctors find patients for their research.

“When patients find a study that interests them, they just push a button and their contact information is sent to the study coordinator, who can contact them to begin recruitment,” he said.