Europe’s oldest person – French nun Sister Andre – survived Covid-19 and will celebrate her 117th birthday, her caregivers said.

Point of Care (POC) technology platforms present a number of opportunities to engage with patients, and those opportunities must be tailored to the audience to provide value.

The healthcare industry is ever evolving and today’s patients are far more engaged than the previous era of “doctor knows best.” Increasingly, not only are patients involved in managing their day-to-day health, they and their fellow patients, caregivers, and advocates are driving the progress of drug treatments from discovery to delivery as well.

According to the National Organization for Rare Diseases 2019 Fact Sheet, more than 90 percent of the 7,000 known rare diseases do not have an FDA-approved treatment. It’s a privilege to bring brands to market for the patients, caregivers, families and physicians who so badly need them. In order to effectively launch into the rare disease space, there are elements to consider that take us well beyond standard launch prep. It’s these elements that will set one brand apart from another and contribute to a successful launch.

Point of care (POC) communications, a historically small piece of the consumer-facing communications mix for health and wellness vendors in the U.S. represents a growing opportunity for brands to reach patients and caregivers in settings where they are especially focused on their health and wellness: at the doctor’s office, pharmacy and hospital.

Family caregivers in the U.S. provided an estimated $470 billion in unpaid medical support and other services to their loved ones in 2013, up from $450 billion five years earlier, according to a recent report from AARP. Those unpaid services are worth more than total Medicaid spending for 2013 and also more than annual combined […]

WASHINGTON, July 16, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Family caregivers in the U.S. provided 37 billion hours of care—worth an estimated $470 billion—to their parents, spouses, partners, and other adult loved ones in 2013, according to AARP Public Policy Institute’s new report, Valuing the Invaluable: 2015 Update. The total estimated economic value of this uncompensated care provided by […]