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Wanted: a global approach to patient remuneration

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Patients should be compensated for their contributions to public engagement activities. A new project aims to co-create global tools to enable ethical, transparent, fair interactions between the patient community and pharmaceutical...
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Fast-moving medtech accelerating pivot towards patient engagement

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Pharma got a head start on working with patients, but some medical technology companies could catch up quickly if they have the right tools, templates and examples of success  The medical technology sector is large, diverse and populated...
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Pandemic hits patient engagement 

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Interview: COVID-19 makes physical meetings more difficult, but there is a silver lining: virtual meetings can have lowered cost barriers and reduced the burden of travel. The challenge now is to make online connections more meaningful,...

Is MedTech ready for patient engagement? 

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The medical technology industry is slowly expanding its patient engagement work. Barry Liden, Edwards Lifesciences, explains why the sector is playing catch-up and how listening to patients can add...

COVID-19’s twin threat for cancer patients

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Cancer patients face additional risks if they develop COVID-19, but many are also suffering as services are curtailed. People with cancer may even face discrimination if ICU beds are in short supply. How can cash-strapped patient advocates...

Patient engagement training: changing company culture one step at a time

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MSD rolled out the first module of the PFMD training course in early 2020. Jan Nissen, Vice President of Patient Innovation & Enterprise Communications for MSD, says the company is achieving culture change organically rather than...

Patient engagement is a mindset

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At Roche, training is helping to make #patientengagement a central part of all discussions across the organisation, says Sanja Njegic, Dr. Pharm, Global Head of Patient Partnership and Séverine Wollenschneider PhD, Senior Patient...

How COVID-19 changes clinical trials – for good

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Pandemic sees clinical trials halted but some go virtual, benefiting patients, writes Danielle Barron With everything else upended by the coronavirus pandemic, it’s no surprise that clinical trials have also fallen victim to widespread...

The Patient Engagement Open Forum 2020

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The third and by far the “biggest” Patient Engagement Open Forum to date kicked off on June  25th with over a 1,000 registered attendees across the whole program. This year, the Open Forum stretches over 8 virtual events and 18...