Sanofi taps Google’s expertise for digital transformation

Sanofi taps Google’s expertise for digital transformation

Pharma giant embraces AI with new partnership

Digital division NHSX looks to improve experience for doctors as well as patients
Digital division NHSX looks to improve experience for doctors as well as patients Patient and public buy-in for data use essential
Is anybody listening?
Is anybody listening? Chris Ross explores how pharma can – indeed must – end its long history of anti-social behaviour
Pharmaceutical social media after Cambridge Analytica
Pharmaceutical social media after Cambridge Analytica As MPs call for the regulation of social media companies, what are the ethical and compliance implications for the pharmaceutical industry?
Leader named for NHS digital transformation unit, but scepticism persists
Leader named for NHS digital transformation unit, but scepticism persists NHS managers question logic of another authority

Pharma and digital

Commentary: Roseanne’s racist tweet and Sanofi’s swift and surprising riposte
Commentary: Roseanne’s racist tweet and Sanofi’s swift and surprising riposte Alexander Davies considers the remarkable story of how one company broke with pharma convention to speak out on social media
Chiesi targets patient adherence via mobile app
Chiesi targets patient adherence via mobile app Initiative will see asthma and COPD patients receive device training support
Aptar Pharma advances digital offerings
Aptar Pharma advances digital offerings Partners up with digital therapeutics company Propeller Health

Online audiences

Investment firm pays $2.8bn for WebMD
Investment firm pays $2.8bn for WebMD The online health information portal will join KKR's Internet Brands subsidiary
Healthcare in the digital age
Healthcare in the digital age Prof Jan Kimpen on a decade of digital change in healthcare and its future direction of travel
The digital doctor-patient relationship
The digital doctor-patient relationship The potential of doctor-facing and patient-facing tools

Digital strategy

How Bayer transformed its approach to digital
How Bayer transformed its approach to digital Head of digital development Jessica Federer on how the company built digital into its DNA
Pharma sales in the digital era
Pharma sales in the digital era A successful marketing strategy must embrace customer preferences and strive for a channel mix that provides the right information at the audience's convenience
Pragmatic digital health
Pragmatic digital health Pharma will have to move beyond tech hype if its digital efforts are to have a genuine impact

Social media

Commentary: Roseanne’s racist tweet and Sanofi’s swift and surprising riposte
Commentary: Roseanne’s racist tweet and Sanofi’s swift and surprising riposte Alexander Davies considers the remarkable story of how one company broke with pharma convention to speak out on social media
UCB supports social network for SpA patients
UCB supports social network for SpA patients MySpondylitisTeam is launched by MyHealthTeams
MHRA joins Instagram as part of Yellow Card drive
MHRA joins Instagram as part of Yellow Card drive UK medicines regulator follows in the footsteps of NICE in using the channel

Mobile and pharma

Global mHealth market predicted to reach $58.8bn by 2020
Global mHealth market predicted to reach $58.8bn by 2020 And digital therapeutics could rival mainstream pharmaceutical products, according to a report
Apple launches Watch-powered atrial fibrillation study
Apple launches Watch-powered atrial fibrillation study The firm's Apple Heart Study app will see it collaborate with Stanford Medicine
Sharp rise in mobile health app numbers
Sharp rise in mobile health app numbers US app stores show more than 318,500 now available

Regulatory issues

FDA poised to start digital health pilot
FDA poised to start digital health pilot Forms a key part of the agency's new digital innovation action plan
European regulators mull use of… QR codes
European regulators mull use of… QR codes EMA’s Heads of Medicines Agencies committee outlines packaging proposals
FDA: Cybersecurity is an ever-present risk for medical devices
FDA: Cybersecurity is an ever-present risk for medical devices US regulator issues new guidance for manufacturers

Best practice

Boehringer's ASCO blog picks up digital excellence award
Boehringer's ASCO blog picks up digital excellence award Work by Ogilvy HealthPRwins Prescription Products/Patient Health prize
Novo's ‘virtual mannequins’ win digital award at PMEA
Novo's ‘virtual mannequins’ win digital award at PMEA Med ed programme Decisions in Time was delivered with emotive
Boehringer continues award-winning ChatAFib tweet chat
Boehringer continues award-winning ChatAFib tweet chat Its next social media discussion follows the programme's Communiqué win