Pharma

By Nathan Eddy 11:36 am July 9, 2019
Cloud-based computing could offer major benefits to pharmaceutical companies in the area of drug development as they grapple with rising costs and avalanches of data that need to be collected, analyzed and shared. In particular, the technology could help streamline operations and develop business cases as to whether a drug is likely to be needed — or financially viable. “If you’ve got big pots of...
By Laura Lovett 03:31 pm July 8, 2019
Pharmaceutical company UCB and DEARhealth, a disease management software company, are joining forces on a new initiative aimed at predicting health outcomes for patients with epilepsy. The pair will use DEARhealth’s platform, which integrates artificial intelligence with EHRs. “This technology will ensure that specific subpopulations within epilepsy will all receive the specific care needed for...
By Nathan Eddy 03:27 pm July 3, 2019
Cloud technology opens up the potential for exciting innovations when it comes to the design and execution of clinical trials, but data security and privacy concerns are holding innovation at a snail’s pace.  Despite these misgivings, cloud-based solutions could in fact offer greater security, as well as the ability to access large pools of data that would improve an organization’s ability to...
By Laura Lovett 01:50 pm July 3, 2019
Diving deeper into digital, this quarter the pharma giants have continued to implement new tools to enhance clinical trials, support medication management with technology and partner in developing digital therapeutics.  Onc, a foreign entity to this established industry, pharma executives are now becoming better versed in working with digital health companies and sharing the lessons they've...
By Laura Lovett 04:15 pm July 1, 2019
It would be hard to discuss healthcare trends without talking about what this means for the behemoth pharma industry. Recently, new kid on the block digital health has started to turn heads in across this well-established sector with its potential for improving R&D, tracking real-world evidence and even creating a new type of medicine with digital therapeutics.  While digital promises the...
Pfizer app
By Tammy Lovell 02:45 am June 24, 2019
Only around 50% of patients with long-term illnesses adhere to their treatment, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). To help combat this, pharmaceutical giant Pfizer has teamed up with Finnish health tech startup Popit to provide support to people taking rheumatoid arthritis medication. Pfizer patients will be offered Popit’s adherence solution, which monitors pill-taking with a...
By Dave Muoio 03:05 pm June 14, 2019
ZappRx, a digital specialty prescription and prior authorization platform, has been purchased by EHR vendor Allscripts for an unknown sum. CNBC broke the news yesterday, which MobiHealthNews confirmed with Allscripts. CNBC’s sources said that the deal’s value did not exceed the total that investors poured into ZappRx, which Crunchbase pegs at $41 million. Founded in 2012 and based in Boston,...
By Laura Lovett 10:10 am June 12, 2019
As more stakeholders enter the digital health arena looking to partner, miscommunications and misconceptions are increasingly common. In order to circumvent this potential Tower of Babel problem, collaboration and shared goals are essential, according to speakers on the Pharma Innovation Beyond the Pill panel at Health 2.0 Europe in Helsinki today.  While there are pitfalls in any partnership,...