Paul Wicks "Putting patients at the center of healthcare; disruption in medicine, research, business, and drug safety"
The current disruption in healthcare corresponds to the fact that patients can access tools to gather information, aggregate data, act, and see results reflected in real-time. In his speech, Paul Wicks presents the consequences which can be listed as follows:
Medicine: Patients are more engaged with managing their own illness, receive better outcomes / resistance from medical community in some quarters
Research: Patients can find out about clinical trials going on anywhere in the world and participate online or even carry out their own research programs - increasingly being viewed as credible in the peer-reviewed world
Business: Payers want to pay for improved outcomes, not transactions. The pill must be shown to be more effective than existing alternatives in the real world, not just a placebo in a controlled trial.
Safety: Patients can submit their own safety events in real-time and enter in to a dialogue with manufacturers about how to improve their products.
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