The Medical Affairs and Healthcare Industry Chronicle

Ways to Innovate in Times of Resource Scarcity

How to do more with less has been in focus in pharma for a good 10 years now.

Almost every client or colleague I speak to is challenged to deliver on complex, global programmes, with limited resource and limited budget. Unfortunately, despite the resource constraints, teams are often also expected to deliver to very tight timelines.

In Today’s Chronicle, I’ll share some ideas on how to thrive in spite of budget and resource challenges.

Happily, new ways of looking at old problems can turn up incredible results. Read on for the story of a physician, who undeterred by poverty and a lack of trained health care professionals, found a creative solution to a huge healthcare problem.

An exceptional outcome for patients. I am inspired by his story. I hope you will be too.

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Patients and Pricing — the benefits of including patients in pricing discussions — insights from an ICER review — HTA roundtables

No pharma industry meeting agenda would be complete without the topics: patient-engagement, patient-centricity and oftentimes pricing.

Today’s installment of my recent interview with Suz Schrandt, Director of Patient Engagement at the Arthritis Foundation will focus on these topics and more. Including a key question:

What can pharma learn from car manufacturers?

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What pharma could learn from car manufacturers about patient engagement. Interview with Suz Schrandt, Director of Patient Engagement at the Arthritis Foundation

A common goal for teams in the healthcare industry is how to be more patient-centric. It’s an important question.

Putting patients at the center of everything we do sounds good. But how do you ensure that your plans will deliver on your promise?

Read on as I share some ideas from an interview with Suz Schrandt Director of Patient-Engagement at the Arthritis Foundation.

Yesterday, I interviewed Suz Schrandt, Director of Patient Engagement for the Arthritis Foundation.

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Five Hot Topics in Medical Affairs That Should Be On Your Radar for 2017

I recently got back from this year’s DIA Medical Affairs and Scientific Communications Forum.
It was a great trip. From the beautiful resort, the excellent agenda, to meeting old friends and new to presenting some survey data on collaboration. The grand finale on my trip home? Meeting an IT expert, who was happy to discuss IT systems in highly-regulated aviation, banking and insurance industries.

My only regret is that I couldn’t be at every presentation.

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