How hospitals can prepare for tomorrow, today

Many hospitals today are building new sites or making substantial renovations. What strikes us is how their designs are often based almost entirely on a thorough analysis of their current medical services and workflows. But if a hospital building easily stands for 50+ years we clearly should also be looking ahead at how healthcare and […]

It’s time to level up digital health apps

In my work I often try out health apps that are designed to ‘engage’, support or even treat patients in specific therapeutic domains. Now while I’m totally committed to the digital transformation of healthcare and believe it does and will benefit patients, I have to be honest that most apps I try out just don’t […]

Accelerating diagnosis through extreme patient delight

We’re often asked by pharma customers to explore how we could accelerate diagnosis and guide patients to the right treatment faster, especially in therapeutic domains where diagnosis is frequently delayed with associated patient burden. It also makes a lot of sense in domains where early diagnosis can lead to better outcomes (think oncology, but also […]

Innovations in Prostate Cancer

raising the bar in prostate cancer

By reviewing recent innovations in prostate cancer I hope to throw some light on what optimal prostate cancer care could and should like. Relevant for professionals, but also patients and their loved ones, so that you can raise your expectations and hopefully play your part in accelerating progress in the field.

How digital health tools fast forward immune mediated inflammatory disease management to 2030

immune mediated inflammatory disease management IMID digital therapy

While digital health investment rockets on in areas such as telehealth, online pharmacies, weight loss and diabetes, one broadly defined therapeutic area has thus far been remarkably underserved by the digital revolution: immune mediated inflammatory diseases (IMIDs). At Healthskouts we think this is a tremendous opportunity. We are convinced that digital health solutions can and […]

Optimizing outcomes and patient experiences in an inflammatory disease

delight thinking digital health

In this project for a global pharma company, Healthskouts explored opportunities for optimizing treatment outcomes in patients with a chronic immune mediated inflammatory disease. Many patients with this disease have significant unmet needs because treatment response is variable, they are poorly monitored and followed up, and because they have limited access (or are not referred […]

Solving the diagnostic delay of an immune mediated inflammatory disease (IMID)

tech and vendor Scouting, ideation & inspiration, research and strategic projects

For a global pharma company, Healthskouts conducted in-depth research to better understand and find opportunities for solving the diagnostic delay pertaining to an immune mediated inflammatory disease (IMID). A significant proportion of patients with this condition have to wait several years, with dibilitating symptoms, before they are accurately diagnosed and effectively treated. Our client asked […]

Delighting Patients in Day Surgery

daysurgery surgery patient journey hospital outpatient surgery

Day Surgery is rapidly becoming the default pathway for elective surgery, but in the pursuit of hyper efficiency it is crucial that hospitals keep the patient journey central to the structuring of their operations.

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Patient engagement companion App. Drug response patient experience

AI-driven pharmacy patient companion App We built a patient engagement companion App to follow-up drug response and experience in the real world / in the patient setting.

A deep dive into technology to help identify … <your task here>

For a top 10 pharma company we have delivered a comprehensive Deep dive into the maturity of digital biomarkers, remote monitoring and smart medication / adherence tools. The company currently investigates how to dynamically deploy this company- and even pharma ecosystem-wide. For another company we did a similar analysis, but focused on very early stage […]

Pharmacy of the future for McKesson

Pharmacy future. New digital tool to learn from pharmacy clients

Today, a pharmacist sells already many more products than only medicines, but it’s clear that the role of a pharmacist will evolve further in the future. Selling Apps and learn people how to work with these will become part of their offering. For US-based McKesson, the largest pharma supply chain company, we are helping to […]

Rethinking a preventive health provide

prevention checkup delight experience

Starting from a white page. For a leading preventive health provider, its customers being big corporates, we have shown how a boring prevention check-up can be turned into an aspirational experience, applying delight thinking via both technology and design ideas

Deep-dive into wearables

Wearables deep dive clinical trials

For a major pharma we scouted for novel start-ups developing wearable tech that could be used to monitor a number of specific features in patients participating in a clinical trial for a given disease. This data is absent in classical competitive analysis databases (Thomson Reuters, Adis Insight etc). For another we scouted examples to show […]

Health insurance companies

insurance digital health tools

For two leading health insurance companies, we screened for learnings from abroad including failure and success with the experimentation of digital health tools & gadgets and implementation of novel business models.