Tag: Pharma


Digital Therapeutics: Searching for Their Place in Healthcare

With the digital world connecting more and more directly to the physical world, it was only a matter of time before healthcare would be affected. In digital therapeutics, we are beginning to see how software can work in conjunction with traditional healthcare and therapeutics to deliver cost savings and better patient outcomes. Here are some…

Pharma Social Media Best Practices: Reaching Out Within Regulatory Restrictions

Not so long ago, pharmaceutical companies would shy away from social media. As a regulated industry, it wasn’t surprising that pharma might want to avoid the regulatory and reputation risks that come along with the open, generally unmoderated, exchanges on social media. But these days that’s changed. Pharma can be seen Facebooking and Tweeting along…

Patient Choice Award Winners: Improving the Patient Experience

World Congress and WEGO Health teamed up recently during the Life Sciences Patient Congress to present the Patient Choice Awards. These awards recognize pharma organizations, collaborations, and programs that place a focus on the patient. They spotlight the true game changers, those who realize that each patient experience throughout the entire patient journey is of paramount…

Patient Opinion Leaders: 4 Major Opportunities for Impact

Patient Opinion Leaders: A New Breed of Influencer “Knowledgeable patients and caregivers who are passionate about sharing what they know with others”- that’s what defines patient opinion leaders (POLs). They don’t claim to have diagnostic skills and they don’t give medical advice. However, they do want to help others who are facing similar diagnoses and…

Patient-Centered Business Growth: The Value Delivered to Pharma

Beginning with the publication of Crossing the Quality Chasm in 2001 through the ACA-mandated measures of quality of care and up to today, pharma and the healthcare industry have put significant effort into implementing patient-centered business growth into their plans. For pharma, patient-centeredness promised to be a business growth platform. Nearly two decades in, what…

Social Life of Health Information

When it comes to health, people have always consulted with others in their social and professional circles. So, whether looking for more info or for data to confirm decisions made, plenty of conversations about health happen outside the examination room. As with so many things, the internet and social networks now make it possible for…

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