Patient-centric Approach to Clinical Trials

Published: Nov 17, 2015
Pitfalls and Opportunities for Improvement in the Clinical Trials Process, an e-Patient’s Perspective.

Improve the clinical trial experience and move medicine forward. Join patient advocate Jack Whelan, Helna Baker of MRN’s Global Nursing Services and Sue Lee of World Courier as they combine their real-life experience and expertise to provide actionable insights on how companies can improve the patient experience in clinical trials.   

This webinar will discuss:

  • The downside of being a patient in a hospital
  • Becoming an e-patient advocate
  • Benefits of a homecare provider
  • Community-based trials
Jack Whelan
Jack Whelan
Cancer Survivor and Patient Advocate

After his diagnosis with a rare, incurable blood cancer, Jack Whelan began his journey on the road to personalized medicine, a road still under construction. His encounters on an often-bumpy road, filled with regulatory roadblocks, relapsed/refractory detours and conflicting signals and biomarkers led him to a different path. Now, using his business communications and research skills from his career as a Wall Street research analyst in information technology, Whelan helps bridge the communications gap between life sciences, medical professionals and patients as a patient advocate, research advocate and legislative Advocate

Helena Baker
Helena Baker
Vice President, Global Operations and Nursing
Medical Research Network (MRN)

Helena Baker is the vice president of global operations and nursing at the MRN, where she is responsible for all aspects of the company's nursing service delivery, in addition to clinical governance, nursing strategy and clinical risk management. As a registered nurse, Baker has 22 years of experience in nursing and healthcare, including roles at The Royal London in Whitechapel, Ferring Pharmaceuticals Ltd, and St. Bartholemew's. In 1998, Helena founded Helena Baker Associates, working as a healthcare analyst to the pharmaceutical industry, before joining Healthcare at Home and then MRN in 2007.