Apple launches dedicated ‘Apps for Healthcare Professionals’ collection

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One of the updates to the Apple App Store recently is the inclusion of a specific collection entitled, “Apps for healthcare professionals”. This collection can be found within the ‘Medical Category’. It is a useful starting point for physicians with new mobile devices looking for relevant apps. The collection is further subdivided into:Reference Apps, Medical […]

Mobile Marketing Trends for 2013

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The New Year is upon us once again, so we look ahead to another exciting year of innovative new trends in mobile marketing Sven‘s insight: A good read for any Pharma marketers thinking about integrating mobile into their marketing mix. Ensure though that you also read my post “To Pharma App or not to Pharma […]

FDA okays AliveCor’s iPhone heart monitor

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San Francisco-based AliveCor Inc.’s new iPhone electrocardiogram app has been approved by the FDA – now available for presale to medicla professionals (in the USA only!)… This is a big hurdle, and has been somewhat controversial as to the definitions of medical apps. Pharma needs to integrate these step-change developments into its own R&D process, […]

Healthcare Technology Trends 2012 – Accenture

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Forward looking report from Accenture that highlights six healthcare technology trends that they believe will impact how life sciences companies use technology in the future to drive growth: Context-based services Converging data architectures Industrialized data services Social-driven information technology (IT) Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS)-enabled agility Orchestrated analytical security See on

Pharma infographic – US focused

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US view of who looks for pharmaceutical information online (Doctors, Patients…). Some of the data is a bit old, but gives a great snapshot. Infographic from CBI. It shares information about three key factors in mobile for pharma: Responsive design Regulation Geo-targeting It also lists key social media factors for the industry: Building trust Collaborating […]

Is closed-loop multi-channel marketing possible in Pharma?

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Sales Force Effectiveness conference in Rome 2012 Summary: What is driving the urgency in Pharma? Concept: closed loop marketing Closed-loop in Pharma? …per channel …of which there are many to touch our Doctor … and Patients too ! Consider channel coverage… today and tomorrow Congruent use of messages & channels Privacy and data protection MLR Human resistance […]