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The patient perspective is increasingly critical to product development, approval, and uptake. Our research experts design and employ a range of methodologies to satisfy stakeholder demand for patient-centered evidence.

HealthCore goes beyond numbers to inform meaningful research solutions with rich, in-depth insights. Our multidisciplinary team utilizes a broad range of methods, approaches, and skills across chronic and acute conditions, mental and behavioral health, product development, formative developmental research, and patient-reported outcome measures development as well as large-scale FDA-approved studies.

A Complete View of the Patient

Our researchers utilize methodological expertise to gain insight into first-hand patient experiences and thoughts for a more complete view of the patient and the care that they receive.

Our teams can outreach to patients beyond our data ecosystem of claims and clinical data. We also have the flexibility to design and conduct studies that capture the voices of patients both within and beyond this ecosystem.

Advanced Research Expertise

We’re able to work across all therapeutic areas with knowledge of what questions to ask, how to ask them, and how to make sense of all that we learn from patients. Our research teams are skilled at generating actionable insights for meaningful results.

Qualitative PCR Studies
Informing meaningful research solutions with rich, in-depth insights. Our extensive experience with qualitative methodologies allows individuals to explain their experiences and perceptions in their own words, generating first-hand insight. Our expertise includes designing and conducting interviews, focus groups, cognitive debriefing, and patient/diary journal. The hands-on approach HealthCore applies towards meeting study objectives may include ethnographic field work, PROM development and validation, and resource and product evaluation and development.
Quantitative PCR Studies
Collecting and analyzing numeric data for statistical analysis. We utilize direct-to-patient methodologies including survey-based research, hypothesis testing, and panel studies paired with the latest technologies including embedded video content, smart-phone apps, wearables, and other data and device-related integrations.
Mixed Method Studies
Conducting hybrid studies and combining patient-centered with non-patient centered research designs. Through these designs, we often increase efficiency – from first patient in to milestone results, decrease burden on providers and/or patients, or reduce overall cost of data collection. We use our expertise to combine any number of methodologies to generate more comprehensive and multidimensional insights and answers to complex research questions.
Panel Studies
Conducting longitudinal surveys measuring consumer opinions, feelings, or thoughts over time. We choose target audiences in panel surveys for study and gather data points repeatedly at different points during the study.
Direct-to-Patient Studies
Leveraging the HealthCore data ecosystem and longstanding collaborations to identify cohorts of interest and enrolling them in research projects with or without the interaction of a site. Utilizing the robust data found in the HealthCore database, we can target patients based on characteristics such as medication use, procedure history, and other factors, and directly recruit into multiple research design studies using in-house contact information via mail, phone, and e-mail.
PROM Development and Validation
Using our expertise and clinical collaborations in adherence with the FDA Guidelines for development and validation of Patient Reported Outcome Measures (PROM). We complete rigorous PROM development – from conceptual framework to item generation, item reduction, scale formation, and clinical validation using traditional psychometric methods.
Survey-Based Research
Delivering actionable evidence to better guide current disease management and assist in the development of new therapeutic or biomedical technologies. We provide access to a level of patient and clinician-reported information not found in other large-scale sources of health data including medical and pharmacy claims, paper-based and electronic medical records, and disease registries.
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