Carebox Healthcare Solutions has unveiled the Carebox Connect platform that enables patients and their caregivers to find and connect to new treatment options for various conditions through clinical trials.
Pharma trial sponsors, hospital research centres, and patient advocacy groups use the application for their patient-facing clinical trial websites and services.
They can also present their clinical trial portfolios to the public and optimise recruitment for trials while improving participant diversity in support of ongoing clinical research.
Trial sponsors of all sizes use Carebox Connect for educating, engaging, navigating, matching, qualifying, referring, and enrolling patients in their trials.
As a baseline, the trial database of the application is synchronised on a daily basis with the ClinicalTrials.gov clinical trial data, which is maintained by the National Library of Medicine (NLM) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
Carebox applies human-supervised artificial intelligence (AI) and converts the unstructured text in ClinicalTrials.gov into a searchable index of clinical criteria to match with patient characteristics.
By completing a short questionnaire about their condition, visitors to the Carebox Connect application can instantly see the potentially relevant clinical trials.
Carebox Healthcare Solutions Medical Affairs vice-president Rob Rutigliano said: “Clinical trial search tools are not all created equal. Most only allow users to search based on condition, location, and basic trial characteristics like the phase of the trial.
“The Carebox Connect clinical trial database and matching technology make eligibility criteria for participation in the trial as searchable as those trial characteristics.”
Carebox Connect pioneers ‘eligibility filters’ for sophisticated users, as an alternative to questionnaire completion to make it easy to filter trials based on eligibility criteria.
Users can save their filters for future use after defining a combination of traditional and eligibility filters.
They can also subscribe to receive Carebox Connect notifications automatically and proactively in their email inbox whenever new trials are launched.