digital health

Amazon and Walmart wade into U.S. telehealth and digital pharmacy

The e–commerce giants’ evolving healthcare offerings could put pressure on drug makers, as well as PBMs and telehealth vendors Amazon’s healthcare ambitions have long been the subject of intense speculation – and not a little anxiety – for players throughout the sector. Amazon’s massive scale and world-beating digital capabilities give it the power to disrupt nearly any business it enters. So you could almost hear healthcare company CEOs taking a sharp breath and sitting up a little straighter when, in March, Amazon announced that it would offer its in-house health […]

Digital pharmacies posed for growth in a post-pandemic world

Digital pharmacies, which provide a faster and easier way to get prescriptions, are implementing new technologies to improve prescription fulfillment and delivery. Digital pharmacies have the potential to help reduce medication errors, increase access to prescriptions and provide pharmacists more time to counsel patients. These factors can boost adherence among patients. Market dynamics, such as […]

Telehealth here to stay as unprecedented times drive innovation

The COVID-19 pandemic is fundamentally changing healthcare delivery in the United States. Clarivate market access expert Valerie Pillo discusses where the telehealth market is heading post-pandemic.   Telehealth has played a critical role in healthcare delivery during the COVID-19 pandemic, advancing its capabilities years ahead of its expected trajectory. It will likely become an integral part of […]

COVID-19 Brings Seismic Shifts to Future Healthcare Delivery

The coronavirus pandemic is rapidly reshaping the way patients access care and the strategy of healthcare providers treating those patients. The situation echoes other recent national seismic shifts —the Great Recession and Affordable Care Act—that drove changes like increased healthcare consolidation and value-based care. Patients, many reluctant to seek care at medical facilities or even […]

Express Scripts a Pioneer: Launches Curated List of Digital Therapeutics

What are digital therapeutics? According to the Digital Therapeutics Alliance, digital therapeutics “deliver evidence-based therapeutic interventions to patients that are driven by high quality software programs to prevent, manage, or treat a medical disorder or disease. They are used independently or in concert with medications, devices, or other therapies to optimize patient care and health […]

Pharma disruptors, challenges and opportunities

The recent Financial Times Global Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology Conference provided two days of fascinating insights into the pharma industry, with discussions around the key challenges, disruptors and opportunities it is facing. Covering topics ranging from artificial intelligence to alternative funding options, and patient-centered care to pricing, the meeting brought together experts from across the healthcare […]

Digital Therapeutics Target Mental Health, Substance Use Disorders

As advancements in technology-assisted treatments evolve, digital therapeutics are emerging as a vehicle for mental health and addiction treatment. Digital therapeutics have the potential to close gaps in care for patients, reduce demands on providers’ time, and enhance the effectiveness of pharmaceuticals, offering promise for stakeholders across the spectrum of healthcare delivery.   What are […]

Never Mind Novartis’ DTxit — Digital Therapeutics is Still the Future

A Novartis subsidiary’s surprising exit last month from a closely-watched digital therapeutics partnership has prompted some soul-searching and prognosticating about the market potential of this emerging class of treatments. As my old MM&M colleague Marc Iskowitz put it in a typically thoughtful piece, “Since the Sandoz/Pear pact was widely seen as a litmus test of […]

4 Smart tech-based solutions to unique healthcare challenges in India and Japan

Takeaways from the Philips Digital Health Conclave 2019 Unique challenges require unique solutions, and recent advancements in digital healthcare capabilities are increasingly enabling healthcare companies and providers to create tailored solutions to various issues that are specific to particular localities and populations in an efficient and cost-effective manner. A number of such solutions were on […]