Utilise medtech for optimum care management
With the trend towards increasing numbers of elderly people, efficient and cost-effective ways must be found to support them to live well as valued members of society.
In her article featured in Deep Dive: Future Pharma, Sarah Rickwood of QuintilesIMS says medtech companies can provide the tools to empower patients and healthcare professionals.
Some points investigated in more detail in this piece include:
- With $213 billion of US healthcare costs deemed avoidable in 2013, owing to reasons including poor medicines adherence, there is a clear need to keep ageing populations ‘active’ longer and in a position to better manage their (multiple) conditions.
- The best medtech solutions are both patient- and HCP-centric, improving outcomes for patients and providing practical outputs for physicians.
- Medtech companies must create evidence and case studies that demonstrate product efficacy and cost-effectiveness.
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