• Pharma
    Opioid Dependence: How Hub Services Can Help

    Nov 16, 2017

    Opioid-related drug overdoses killed more than 33,000 Americans in 2015, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Health publication STAT predicts opioids could cause 500,000 more deaths over the next 10 years. Making matters worse, patients often struggle to access and pay for opioid use disorder (OUD) treatment. A hub services provider like […]

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    Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Predictions for 2018

    Nov 2, 2017

    Health care market trends have a direct impact on pharmaceutical manufacturers’ stakeholder interaction and value-based care agreements. Knowing those trends and planning around them will be key to pharma’s success. Industry analysts predict these three trends will dominate manufacturing in 2018: 1. Stronger Focus on Specialty Drugs & Rare Diseases Specialty drugs will account for […]

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    Improving Patient Engagement Through Technology

    Oct 19, 2017

    Health care executives and clinicians discussed patient engagement technology in a recent New England Journal of Medicine survey. Respondents emphasized the advantages of predictive analytics—techniques for data-mining, statistical modeling, machine-learning, and artificial intelligence used to create more effective treatment plans. More than 50 percent said one of the top three benefits of patient engagement tools […]

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    Driving Progress in the Biosimilar Marketplace

    Oct 12, 2017

    In 2010, the Biologics Price Competition and Innovation Act (BPCIA) established an abbreviated approval pathway for “follow-on” biologics or biosimilar products. Since then, the market for biosimilars has been mired in uncertainty. The BPCIA contains language known as the “patent dance,” which has tied up the release of several biosimilar drugs. The patent dance instructs […]

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    Speeding Up Clinical Trials With Remote Monitoring Support

    Sep 28, 2017

    Manufacturers of medical devices have traditionally used time-intensive methods to gather data from clinical trial participants. They have either observed office visits or given participants paperwork to complete at home. Today, remote patient monitoring (RPM) can streamline the process, automating data collection and transmission. RPM involves mobile medical devices that send real-time data to clinical […]

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    Gaining Access on Providers’ Terms

    Sep 7, 2017

    Pharmaceutical manufacturers want to increase their access to provider offices. But it’s not always clear how to do this, and manufacturers don’t always have the resources to support intensive provider contact. Meanwhile, providers’ overwhelming workloads can prevent them from seeking product information from manufacturers. To bridge this gap, manufacturers must listen actively to providers and […]

  • Pharma
    Reimbursement Hub Services: More Than a Point of Contact

    Aug 31, 2017

    Pharmaceutical manufacturers strive to get patients on therapy faster and minimize patient drop-off. Engaging the reimbursement hub services of a white-glove partner—such as WRB, an EnvoyHealth company—is a powerful way to improve efficiencies and ensure value. WRB’s white glove approach to its reimbursement service includes experienced reimbursement specialists supporting a patient’s needs throughout their journey.  […]

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    Prior Authorizations: Helping Patients Leap the Hurdles

    Aug 24, 2017

    A physician’s prescription does not ensure the patient will receive a medication—no matter how appropriate or effective. Payers increasingly require prior authorization (PA). Failure to procure one can mean claim denial, even if the drug was considered a covered expense. The prior authorization process presents barriers to patients—as well as to pharmaceutical manufacturers’ bottom lines. […]

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    Gamification: Leveling Up Patient Adherence

    Aug 17, 2017

    Gamification—using video game–like tasks to creatively engage patients and foster treatment adherence—is gaining traction in health care. Since the cost of nonadherence in the U.S. is estimated as high as $337.1 billion annually, it’s no wonder pharmaceutical and medical-device manufacturers are taking this novel approach. Examples of gamification include: Apps that give patients points for […]

  • Pharma
    Remote Patient Monitoring Market Continues to Grow

    Aug 10, 2017

    More than 7 million patients were enrolled in mobile health care programs in 2016, according to a report from Berg Insight. It predicts more than 50 million patients will be remotely monitored by 2021. Connected medical devices are integral to these patients’ care. Benefits of remote monitoring include: Reduction of hospital readmissions Prevention of unnecessary […]