This Isn’t a Strategy to Lower Drug Costs Either

January 14, 2019

According to a 2015 CDC report, 1 in 10 Americans can’t afford their medications. Since then the problem has gotten worse. Brand-name oral prescription drugs rose more than 9 percent a year from 2008 and 2016. The annual cost of injectable drugs rose more than 15 percent over the same period. After the Bristol-Myers Calgen…

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The ProofPilot Video Intro Series

October 30, 2018

At ProofPilot, our goal is to make it as easy to design and launch a clinical trial, evaluation or other kinds of human subjects research study as it is to manage a blog post. Self-service is a big part of that. So, armed with Camtasia Studio and Wistia, we’ve released the first three videos in…

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Gay Pride Q&A with Direct to Patient Trials Conference Producer Trevor Sosvielle

June 26, 2018

This Q&A is cross-posted with the CBINet blog. It’s Gay Pride Month and events across the world celebrate wins and bring attention to issues that still need attention. The community still struggles with health disparities and the HIV epidemic. CBI Conference Producer, Trevor Sosvielle, sat down with Matthew Amsden, CEO of ProofPilot to chat about…

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ProofPilot Goal Updates and What’s Next?

June 20, 2018

ProofPilot has some lofty goals. We’re not interested in being another electronic data capture system. We feel the world of research needs real change. The most disruptive startups don’t only create cool products. They upend business models. Salesforce created the software as a service subscription model. That replaced the old enterprise software contract. Uber, Airbnb,…

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5 Lessons We Haven’t Learned Yet from the Theranos Scandal

June 19, 2018

Theranos will go down as the early 21st century’s biggest healthcare fraud. It is epic on the level of Uber’s toxic culture. Founder and CEO Elizabeth Holms built partnerships with major health behemoths. They raised money for their innovative blood testing device from experienced investors. It was all a sham. There are plenty of explanations…

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Why is Scientific Evidence Important?

March 21, 2018

Evidence from scientifically sound research studies is important because it lets us make decisions based on “what works.”The lack of evidence has real-world business consequences. No business person would run a company without an accounting system and cash register. It’s how business, large or small, measures success. But, when it comes to health and wellness, we’re…

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What ProofPilot Isn’t

February 14, 2018

It’s often insightful to watch friends as they build their startups. Sometimes you see mistakes you’ve already made. Sometimes, you get tips for things you should have done. Earlier today, a good friend Toby Hervey, CEO of Bravely, wrote a post that resonated with me. “What Bravely Isn’t.” Why didn’t I share something like this…

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Top 10 Research Measurements on ProofPilot for 2017

December 19, 2017

The ProofPilot measurement library includes surveys, connected health device integrations, and tools to use mobile phone functionality to collect data. In September, we updated our website and systems to track better what measurements are the most popular, and how they related to others. Given the propensity for “Top 10s” this time of year, we’d thought…

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What The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Tells Us About Research Study Participant Experience

December 5, 2017

In the Netflix show, The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, the character Titus joins a research study to earn a little extra money. In less than 30 seconds, the multiple Emmy nominated series issues a cringe-worthy critique of clinical research. ProofPilot’s 2015 and 2016 participants engagement rates show we’re solving the problem. Season 2 Episode 11 of…

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This Simple Question Could Unlock Americas Health Crisis

August 6, 2017

America is in the grip of a massive health crisis that has nothing to do with Washington. With one simple question, we could unlock the surprising underlying issues that lead to some of our greatest public health issues. In any public space, a lot of us look around and see obesity and lifestyle diseases everywhere.…

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