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Merging the Digital Experience With Elder Care

With personalized digital experiences, we can turn the long-term healthcare challenge into a major business opportunity.

  Medical advances have lengthened the average American lifespan. In 1950, the average American was expected to live 68 years, according to the CDC, and by the late 1970s, Americans were living well into their 70s. By 2016, the average American could expect to live to be nearly 79 years old. But longevity poses a […]

How Global Tech Can Drive Local Healthcare Innovation in China

Technological innovation paired with local business models can improve care for all.

With an aging population rapidly increasing the rate of disease, China’s healthcare system is ripe for innovation. From established corporations to fledgling startups, all recognize the potential for digital technologies, such as telehealth and artificial intelligence, to alleviate China’s overstretched healthcare professionals and help provide better care. In fact, the 2019 Future Health Index from Philips, which surveyed […]

Medicine and the Message

Consumer engagement and the power of nontraditional data.

The journal Health Affairs estimates that the U.S. spends nearly $500 billion annually on pharmaceutical treatments. Focusing on clinical value alone isn’t enough to meet business growth targets — customer experience plays a critical role in long-term brand success. But experience doesn’t occur in isolation: To win trust and boost spending, pharma brands must use data to […]

Smart Logistics and Inventory Innovations

Medical device manufacturers win big when supply chain management and cloud-based technologies synchronize field stock.

Changing demographics, new product innovations, downward pressure on reimbursement and growing regulatory demands are driving changes in supply chain management in the medical device industry. At the same time, one of the biggest logistics challenges for manufacturers is excess inventory — including implantables, cardiac pacemakers, insulin pumps, advanced surgical kits and more — which can […]

How to Be Happy at Work

According to the expert who (literally) wrote the book on it.

If you feel unfulfilled by your work — or worse yet, burnt out, overworked or overly stressed — you’re not alone. According to recent Gallup data, 66 percent of workers in the U.S. are not engaged in their work or are actively disengaged. The problem takes on even worse proportions at the global level: 85 percent […]