patient centered

What Matters Most to People Impacted by Rare Disease: An Inspire-FDA Collaboration

What Matters Most to People Impacted by Rare Disease: An Inspire-FDA Collaboration By Sara Ray What happened when we compared research strategies used to obtain patient insights? We discovered that using multiple strategies is key to gaining usable understandings. In a recent collaboration between Inspire and the FDA, we compared and contrasted [...]

Listen to People Impacted by Rare Disease

Listen to People Impacted by Rare Disease By Kathleen D. Hoffman, PhD “The success (or failure) of the majority of rare disease drug development programmes rests on surrogate outcomes (e.g. laboratory measures, organ size) that may not reflect treatment benefits that patients value.”1 ~Morel and Canto Thomas Morel and Stefan Canto’s [...]

Rethinking patient engagement in clinical trials: Be part of the solution

Rethinking patient engagement in clinical trials: Be part of the solution By Kathleen D. Hoffman, PhD Seated in the waiting room of a large medical center, I overheard the bright eyed, young man behind the reception desk ask a new patient, “Would you like to learn more about participating in our [...]

Find Your SMART: A blueprint for patient engagement

Find Your SMART: A blueprint for patient engagement The drug development process has historically siloed pharmaceutical companies and patients until the time comes for clinical trials. Drug development is a complex, expensive process that requires a lot of expertise. But patients are experts on their own experience of illness and their insights [...]

Humanizing The Brand Experience: Five Ways to Optimize Your Patient-Centric Strategy with Social Media

Humanizing The Brand Experience: Five Ways to Optimize Your Patient-Centric Strategy with Social Media Today, over 65% of American adults are using social media sites, and adoption from seniors (65 and older) has grown from 0% in 2006 to 35% in 2015. This digital transcendence has had profound implications for healthcare and [...]

Do you really hear patients?

Do you really hear patients? Communication breakdowns between healthcare providers, patients, and caregivers can have profound impacts on long-term health.  Even for those not working directly with patients, as payers, hospital administrators and life science industry professionals, it is crucial to learn from documented failures in communication. As an example, consider parents [...]

The Case for Patient-Centric Tailoring to Improve Brand Outcomes

The Case for Patient-Centric Tailoring to Improve Brand Outcomes One of the main objectives in both marketing and health education is to reach the right individuals with the right messaging in an attempt to change their behavior.  This is the value of patient centricity in healthcare.  Patient-centric messaging not only provides useful [...]

Why Storytelling Builds Brands

Why Storytelling Builds Brands At the Cancer Moonshot Summit in June 2016,  Vice President Joe Biden shared a story of something that many patients and caregivers have experienced.  During his son Beau Biden’s cancer treatment, Beau’s medical records needed to be transferred from one hospital to another a thousand miles away.  Because [...]

The Patient-Industry Connection: Building Brand Loyalty

The Patient-Industry Connection: Building Brand Loyalty Many patients don’t know which pharmaceutical companies are responsible for the medications they take. What Patients Say About Their Relationship With Industry Over the last two years, Inspire’s Annual Survey illustrates this insight with little change from year to year. Despite regular medication usage, the majority [...]

Adherence and Compliance: Is Our Language Patient Centric?

Adherence and Compliance: Is Our Language Patient Centric? T1 HATE hate hate hate the word "adherence." Makes pts who cannot follow instructions to the letter seem like unruly children. #hchlitss — Laurel Ann Whitlock (@twirlandswirl) March 27, 2015 1 During a tweetchat held in March 2015, patients with chronic conditions shared [...]