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New York Hospital’s Patient Platform Leads Digital Transformation of Health Care

New York Hospital’s Patient Platform Leads Digital Transformation of Health Care

New York-Presbyterian is one of the largest hospitals in the country, in both size and scope. Besides providing a wide range of healthcare services, the institution is a teaching hospital and a research center. The health system says it employs 29,000 and serves more than 2 million patients each year. Now the hospital is taking […]

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Building and Optimizing a Patient-Centric Brand Strategy

Building and Optimizing a Patient-Centric Brand Strategy

The one-size-fits-all “wonder drug” and the physician-voice-driven model, as we know it, is rapidly undergoing a paradigm shift towards advanced biologics and outcomes medicine based on patient-centered participation. Rapid advances of technology and exponential growth in Internet use drive much of this shift. The Inspire Inaugural Annual Survey of 13,000+ patients found that 55% of […]

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Gaining Trust Through Transparency

Gaining Trust Through Transparency

Pharmaceutical companies often struggle to gain people’s trust. One of the reasons for this is due to the perception that they lack transparency and are hiding important information from consumers and healthcare practitioners. In the area of clinical trials, for example, pharma companies are often thought to withhold key data. According to a recent article […]

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How Patient Insights Can Shape Medical Practice and Communication

How Patient Insights Can Shape Medical Practice and Communication

“Based on recommendations my doctor makes, I research and then discuss concerns and options. Together we develop a treatment plan.” Those are the words of a 63-year-old woman who after ten months of treatment for her Stage IV Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer successfully obtained disease remission. In an Inspire survey, she describes a scenario of […]

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Secrets to Building a Customer-Centric Experience in Pharma

Secrets to Building a Customer-Centric Experience in Pharma

The pharma industry has been traditionally brand centric. However, to be successful in the modern marketplace, it is essential to discover what the customer needs and provide added value to fulfill that proposition. It starts with finding the best avenue to reach your consumers then engage and inform. By doing so, pharma can create a […]

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How Digital Transformation Increases Public Health by Empowering Patients

How Digital Transformation Increases Public Health by Empowering Patients

Doctors have always struggled with getting patients to implement their advice, since patients often lack the follow-through that is required for a complete cure. An article in HealthDay points out only one-third of people who are prescribed medicine actually follow the instructions on the bottle: the rate of patient adherence is dangerously low. As the […]

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GSK Makes Apple’s ResearchKit Part of the Digital Transformation of Clinical Trials

GSK Makes Apple’s ResearchKit Part of the Digital Transformation of Clinical Trials

As far as clinical trials have come adopting new technology, there are still areas where devices haven’t been able to make the research process faster or more efficient. Clinical trials still struggle to recruit participants in a speedy manner, and when patients are recruited, clinical investigators have difficulty collecting patient data. Technology giant Apple offered […]

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How OpenNotes Paves the Way for New Channels of Patient Engagement

How OpenNotes Paves the Way for New Channels of Patient Engagement

For years, standard medical practice held that a doctor’s notes were for doctor’s eyes only. That practice was borne partly out of practicality. While it’s true that a patient’s health record belongs to the patient, it wasn’t practical or convenient for a patient to come down to the physician’s office, have staff pull the file, […]

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How Microsoft’s Big Data Research Could Lead to New Ways of Diagnosing Cancer

How Microsoft’s Big Data Research Could Lead to New Ways of Diagnosing Cancer

The quickest way to hone in on who is suffering from certain forms of cancer might be by analyzing data from internet searches. Scientists at Microsoft have shown that an analysis of search engine queries suggest that it’s possible to identify internet users suffering from pancreatic cancer. The research, which the Microsoft scientists published in […]