Healthskouts consulting practice that is dedicated to  immune mediated inflammatory diseases

Healthskouts IMID

Healthskouts IMID is one of our prioritised consulting practices that is dedicated to helping clients who are focused on immune mediated inflammatory diseases (IMIDs).

IMIDs are a group of clinically diverse diseases that have common inflammatory pathways and dysregulation of the normal immune response. IMIDs include various diseases such as COPD, asthma, axSpA, psoriasis, psoriatic arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, inflammatory bowel disease as well as some cardiovascular, neuromuscular and infectious diseases.

IMIDs are an escalating health threat globally and are associated with significant diagnostic delay, morbidity, mortality and compromised quality of life. The incidence of IMIDs in Western society approximates 5–7%.


Our research focus

We are investigating opportunities for improving IMID care centered on three key topics. We address these topics by means of scouting & analysis, literature screening, interviews with top experts and market leaders worldwide, all enriched with a creative ideation process.

  • Emerging biomarkers for diagnostics and enabling precision medicine
  • Novel POC testing technologies, lab tests and lab workflows
  • Improving diagnostic workflows through clinical guidelines & Diagnostic Decision Support
  • Diagnostic devices & apps for consumers & primary care
  • AI powered risk profiling in EHR & claims data
  • Public health communication & screening campaigns
  • Bringing ‘delight’ in the patient’s diagnostic journey
  • Precision Medicine tests and approaches for making optimal treatment choices
  • Digital technologies to enable integrated & value-based care, and bring ‘delight’ in the patient journey
  • AI-powered prognosis & clinical management
  • Developing digital drug companions that work
  • Levering emerging Digital Therapeutics and virtual clinics in your beyond the pill strategy
  • How to build a presence in your patient’s life through partnerships with non-healthcare companies
  • How to work with the Hospital of the future
  • Tapping into novel data sources (e.g. social determinants of health, new breeds of Real World Data, new types of omics-data)
  • Using AI to accelerate drug discovery
  • How / with whom to organize decentralised clinical trials
  • New approaches for clinical trial enrollment & matching technologies
  • New tools to measure clinical outcomes
  • Power of virtual trials using synthetic data & introduction to Digital Twin applications
  • Digital tools to automate R&D operations & digitise biology research

IMID insights

We regularly write about the new innovations we discover and the IMID insights we come up with through our analytical and creative work. You can find our posts here or subscribe to our newsletter (using the form in the footer below). 

IMID Solutions Library

In the gallery below you can browse a small selection of our curated database of innovative IMID solutions. Note that we have far more detailed data available about these products and also have databases of other product categories in the wider digital health field.