Whether Amazon succeeds in the healthcare market, or not, remains to be seen, but the reason I believe healthcare is about to get ‘Amazonized’ is because of what Chris Holt, Amazon’s leader of Global Healthcare said recently. “When we think about the healthcare space, our overall philosophy of obsessing around the customer has served us […]Read More ‘Amazonization’ of Healthcare
The Future of Healthcare is a debate that can inflame the imagination. There is so much to be done, so much to be achieved in so little time! A topic about which everyone has an opinion also generates unlimited ideas. Ideas worth spreading. And spread TEDx did! In Maastricht, Netherlands, earlier this week on April […]Read More God to Guide; Patient to Participant – Lessons from TEDx Maastricht
An environment of relentless challenge and change is the norm for pharmaceutical and healthcare companies. Despite critical need and high demand for its products, the industry remains under pressure from physicians, patients and regulators to deliver more effective treatments at lower cost. It is well known that the current business model, based on development and […]Read More Is Pharma doing a Rip Van Winkle?
Salil Kallianpur, Pharmaceutical Marketing Professional, India James Gillespie, President, Center for Healthcare Innovation Last weekend, I [Salil] visited my parents who live in Hyderabad, a city in South India. During the trip, I initiated a conversation with an old lady in the neighborhood named Ghuraan Bi by simply asking how she was doing. A slight […]Read More Open Source Model in Healthcare Can Create Shared Value
James Gillespie, President, Center for Healthcare Innovation Salil Kallianpur, Pharmaceutical Marketing Professional, India The pharmaceutical industry of the future will require, at least in part, a robust, globally accessible informatics infrastructure available to industry, academic, regulators, and NGOs. In some cases, accessibility may even be extended to patients. The system will need to be flexible […]Read More Open Source Drug Development Manifesto?
Health and wellbeing are not only of the highest importance to both the individual and to societies, they are also a fundamental human right. For as far as we can think, healthcare is a public good and therefore more a domain of the public sector than the private one. Governments and international institutions like the […]Read More Broadening Healthcare Delivery through Social Entrepreneurship
The pharmaceutical industry is traditionally one of the most innovative of them all, developing better and more effective products – medicines, that alleviate disease, pain and suffering. Recently, though, the industry seems to have lost its traditionally innovative streak. Yet, instead of getting despondent, I would like to think that strategic planning in such an […]Read More Exciting Times for the Pharmaceuticals Sector