Digital innovation for people with visual impairment

For a global pharma company, Healthskouts recently conducted a deep dive scouting exercise investigating digital innovations for blind and visually impaired people. This was a fascinating and deeply uplifting project because it rapidly became clear that we are in the middle of a technological revolution in this field. This is largely due to advances in […]

Strategic & business development: citizen-centric health data platform

Over the course of 2023 Healthskouts had the privilege of supporting Flemish strategic research institute, VITO, in the strategic development of their citizen-centric health data platform called We Are. The We Are platform is designed to give citizens control over their personal health data. It will enable them to collect personal data from multiple sources […]

Platform strategies in life sciences and medtech

For a global pharma company we investigated how companies in the wider biopharmaceutical, medtech and healthcare industries are trying to build platform business models on existing or new products and services.Healthskouts scouted for cases that best illustrate the three platform strategies as elucidated by Andrei Hagiu:– Open the door to 3rd parties– Connect existing customers […]

Deep dive research project on radiology AI

For a global biopharma company, Healthskouts conducted a research project on diagnostic radiology, with specific focus on the trial readiness of radiology innovations in the areas of artificial intelligence, portable radiology and teleradiology. Healthskouts provided a comprehensive description and analysis of current innovations & innovators in diagnostic radiology, covering:CTUltrasoundMRI/MRAX-rayPETFluoroscopy with a specific focus on AI […]

Sharpen the positioning and communication strategy of a pharma’s Digital Health unit

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

This Digital Health division of a global biopharma company wanted to better define its identity and value propositions, and how it communicates such, both within the global organisation and towards key external stakeholders: patients, providers and payers. To inspire a compelling mission and vision, Healthskouts first prepared an inspiring talk for the entire digital health […]

Create inspirational content on the future of lung cancer care, to engage internal pharma audiences

cancer oncology

For a global biopharmaceutical company Healthskouts explored opportunities for digital health intervention in lung cancer and how our client could create a vastly superior competitive offering through digitally-enabled patient delight. Working closely with the client’s marketing, digital and lung cancer teams we created a super-inspiring TED-style video presentation. The video was presented in a lunch […]

Analysing a nation’s Smart Health Value Chain: Expert report for the Flemish government

The Flemish government asked Healthskouts to prepare an advisory expert report to evaluate opportunities for IPCEI (Important Projects of Common European Interest) funding in the ‘Smart Health’ sector in Flanders. The report can be read and downloaded here. We interviewed more than 20 healthcare and healthtech leaders in the country and subsequently wrote chapters on: […]

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 […]