About Claire Harter, MA

Claire is a research manager performing targeted social listening and digital analytics in the healthcare field. Her research background includes secondary and primary research in marketplace discourse, social and online identities, and doctor-patient communication. In addition to performing research, Claire is herself an active patient and advocate for narcolepsy, HHT, and chronic pain. Claire earned her MA in Linguistics from the University of Florida in 2015 with a focus in discourse analysis and sociolinguistics. Claire lives in Wichita, Kansas, with her husband and four pet rats.

Real World Voice Allows Patients to be Part of the Cure

Real World Voice Allows Patients to be Part of the Cure By Claire Harter “The patient wants to be a partner in cure, just as with their doctors they want to be a partner in care.” - John Linnell, COPD Patient Advocate, talking about health literacy, eyeforpharma virtual conference, 4/14/2020 Where and how can patients partner with pharma for a cure? Where can pharma go to learn from patients about the patient experience? One resource is Electronic health records (EHRs). As a resource, they provide critical information about patient diagnosis and treatment. But, EHRs reflect the [...]

Suffering Through the Opioid Crisis: The Language of Chronic Pain

Suffering Through the Opioid Crisis: The Language of Chronic Pain By Claire Harter, MA Market researchers in the pharmaceutical industry need to know their audience - their unmet needs, language, and experiences. Recent research in chronic pain at Inspire reveals the lexicon of chronic pain patients and their experiences with treatment. Pain Management History Documented widespread under-treatment of pain was a major medical health problem prior to the year 2000. The World Health Organization’s Cancer Pain Monograph detailed poor pain management of cancer and post-operative patients in 1986. Multiple publications throughout the 1990s on inadequate assessment [...]