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September 28, 2023

HealthXL Report Release: Pharma Medical Affairs: Digital Health’s Next Strategic Enabler

Few would argue that medical affairs plays a strategic role for digital health in pharma, despite their strategic positioning between commercial and R&D. This new report reevaluates the role of medical affairs in pharma and asks what may be holding them back from a greater role in digital health.

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September 21, 2023

September 2023 Global Gathering Event Recap Tech in Clinical Trials: It will work!

The HealthXL team has returned to Dublin from Gothenburg following yet another successful Global Gathering, this time in collaboration with AstraZeneca. The resounding consensus on the day was that tech in clinical trials will work. 

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August 31, 2023

Tess’ Top Takes from this Month’s Meetings in Digital Health: August 2023

It's been another month of great events at HealthXL, with topics ranging from ‘DTx Reimbursement: Navigating Medicare & Medicaid Coverage’ to ‘Quantifying the Benefits of Digital Biomarkers in Pharma’.

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August 24, 2023

This September, our spotlight series is all about medical affairs’ role in digital health!

In recent years, medical affairs has slowly been brought into the digital era with the introduction of tracking tools and new virtual channels for communication with health care practitioners HCPs. Patients' needs and expectations are also changing rapidly.

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August 17, 2023

Beyond Point Solutions: Will an Ecosystem Approach Unlock Digital Health’s Full Potential for Pharma?

With marketing leaders from across leading pharma organisations, Steve Peretz, Healthcare Practice Lead, Digital Products, Appnovation and Angela Rosales, Group Director, Strategy, Appnovation, led the session to share key insights into evolving product approaches with an ecosystem strategy, empower

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July 28, 2023

Tess’ Top Takes from this Month’s Meetings in Digital Health: July 2023

This month, experts from the HealthXL community led meetings on topics ranging from accounting for cultural differences in digital mental health services to reducing financial toxicity in oncology. In this article, Tess gives her top five meeting takeaways from July.

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July 20, 2023

HealthXL Webinar Recap: What Will Cancer Care Look Like In 2040?

Digital technology is poised to change healthcare. In this webinar, the panel explored key challenges that lie ahead for this specialty and developments they anticipate to take place over the next 10-15 years as we collectively navigate a path towards a unified, digitally enabled healthcare system.

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July 13, 2023

Announcing Our New Community Insights Report: Creating Successful Digital Health Partnerships

The surging growth in digital health over the last decade may have slowed, but the potential of digital to transform healthcare remains. Digital health companies alongside pharma, MedTech, and other key stakeholders must come together and form strategic partnerships that play to their strengths.

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June 29, 2023

A Roadmap to Digital Health Compliance: Navigating Regulations, Security and Privacy

The path to achieving digital health compliance in software as a medical device (SaMD) and digital health product development can feel like walking a tightrope. With compliance accounting for about 50% of development spend, the task is significant. What can we do about this?

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February 2, 2024

AI in Clinical Trials: Navigating the Trial-and-Error Process

AI holds the promise of revolutionising clinical trials, specifically by automating and optimising critical processes. The technology has the capability to significantly boost productivity, cut costs, and accelerate the overall timeline of clinical trials. 

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January 6, 2024

Leading with Thoughts on Digital Health: A Review of HealthXL Reports

Many of you may still be relishing in the holiday bliss, but for HealthXL, the new year is already in full swing. Before we properly close the door on last year, I wanted to take a minute (or so …) to reflect on the tumultuous year that has been.

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December 8, 2023

Tess’ Top Takes from HealthXL Spotlight Series: AI in healthcare

As the year draws to a close so does our AI spotlight series. The series catered to many different interests with topics and conversations focused on themes such as Does AI Guarantee ROI and Revolutionising Pharma: AI's Impact on the Value Chain. 

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November 24, 2023

November 2023 Global Gathering Event Recap: Leveraging Data-Driven Strategies for Improving Patient Experience

The HealthXL community convened in Princeton, New Jersey. In collaboration with Otsuka, HealthXL organised its fourth Global Gathering of the year around the theme of Leveraging Data-Driven Strategies for Improving Patient Experience.

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November 20, 2023

Unlocking the Value of Digital Measures in Drug Development

By embracing digital measures, pharma can accelerate drug development and improve patient outcomes. Pharma can and will continue to compete on assets, but should not compete on (digital) endpoints. We require industry collaborations in order to usher in a new era of medicine.

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November 6, 2023

Tess’ Top Takes from this Month’s Meetings in Digital Health: October  2023

It's been another month of great events at HealthXL, with topics ranging from Enhancing Patient Experiences with Data-Driven Insights to PDT 2.0: The Future of Prescription Digital Therapeutics. To make sure you don't miss the top insights from our community meetings, here are my top five takeaways.

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October 27, 2023

Digital Solutions Vs. GLP -1 Drugs

In a recent masterclass, the discussion revolved around approaches, scalability, and accessibility of digital health solutions in GLP-1 medication and obesity management. In this article, we highlight the key insights shared during the session.

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October 23, 2023

The role of medical affairs in Digital Health

‍Introducing new technologies into healthcare settings can be challenging. For example, outdated systems, such as paper-based processes for imaging, can hinder the adoption of new digital health solutions. The medical field can improve treatment and care by deploying new technologies. Additionally e

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