Home Care Visits

why home care visits

The clinical research industry promotes patient-centricity. The patient-centred approach can be facilitated by conducting study visits at patients’ homes or workplace. Many patients prefer home care to any other option, as for some people leaving home can be disruptive and depressing, and in certain medical conditions, even impossible.

Since its incorporation MedSource has been developing a network of GCP-trained service providers (nurses, physicians) who are involved in supporting clinical trials in various therapeutic areas by conducting ambulant/home care visits.

Introduction of the in-home/ambulant care visits to clinical study may result in numerous benefits:

  • improved patient comfort
  • increased patient enrolment, retention, compliance
  • decreased administrative and logistics burden by providing significant support for site personnel
  • flexibility concerning time and place for completing study activities
  • short response time for support in emergency situations
  • overall study costs reduction due to improved recruitment and decreased participant dropout
who is the service for
  • patients with cancer
  • patients with impaired mobility due to central nervous system and musculoskeletal diseases
  • patients with rare diseases
  • patients participating in long-term studies
  • patients living far from the research site or temporarily changing their location
  • professionally active patients
  • paediatric patients
  • senior patients
our services
  • study drug administration or assistance (topical, oral, subcutaneous, intravenous infusion)
  • blood draws (safety labs, PK, PD) and collecting other biological samples
  • clinical assessments (vital signs, ECG, concomitant medications, adverse events)
  • patient training for self-administration
  • on-call patient support
  • onsite staff training
  • logistics planning and coordinating
  • completing and delivery of visit documentation
  • 24/7 coordinating
quality assurance
  • services are provided by highly skilled licensed and GCP trained nurses
  • all personnel undergo an extensive training on study procedures, GCP, IATA, local and international regulations
  • remote health care providers are study team members
  • projects are coordinated by the experienced management team
  • multilingual Standard Operating Procedures minimize the risks associated with social, legal and economic differences between countries
  • unified qualifications and training system of study managers, coordinators and homecare nurses

We are ready to provide clinical trials visits for patients travelling with the European Union and beyond.

QUALITY ASSURANCE

Delivering a high quality data is our priority. We pay much attention to assure quality standards within our network. Each member of the research teams receives a regular comprehensive training in Good Clinical Practice, national and local regulations, latest regulatory requirements. We aim to standardize research processes using our Standard Operating Procedures and Clinical Trials Management System. We conduct regular internal on-site quality audits and address corrective and preventive action if problems are identified.

our experience
  • Oncology

  • Neurology

  • Psychiatry

  • Cardiology

  • Hypertension

  • Nephrology

  • Paediatrics

  • Diabetes and metabolic diseases

  • Dermatology

  • Pulmonology

  • Infectious diseases

therapeutic areas

We are able to provide in-home care services in the following therapeutic areas:

  • Oncology
  • Orthopaedics
  • Dermatology
  • Neurology
  • Endocrinology
  • Cardiovascular
  • Ophthalmology
  • Haematology
  • Gastroenterology
  • Rheumatology
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Respiratory
  • Pain Management
  • Vaccines