- How are chronic conditions unique?
- Current limitations of a pharmacological only approach
- How can devices and medical technologies improve the end-user experience and health outcomes
- Future trends
Patients with chronic conditions that require regular ongoing pharmacological intervention have unique needs and drivers that impact their adherence, convenience which could ultimately impact their health outcomes. In such situations, devices and medical technologies when properly implemented can significantly impact the access, administration, adherence and care management. While implementing such technologies, al the stakeholders needs should be considered – prescribers, payers, care specialists, care givers and the patients. Once these are evaluated, an integrated ecosystem of pharmacological, devices and digital health solutions can be implemented to attain the desired healthcare outcomes. Technology is ubiquitous in our daily lives, and we are becoming more dependent on them. What are the future trends in improving the outcomes of chronic disease management and in personalized medicine?
Karthik Lavakumar, Head, Device and MedTech Development - Plasma Derived Therapies, Takeda