PharmaLive talked to Conran Design Group Managing Director Christina Falzano about her experiences working with tech companies’ expansion into the health, wellness and pharma spaces in driving changes in the healthcare industry – especially in how they reposition post-COVID.

Pharmaceutical companies are no strangers to digital technology, either in the science that creates their products or in the business of bringing them to the people who prescribe them. As the use of digital-first experiences intensifies and the pharmaceutical industry is forced to evolve, companies will need to lean on their data and technologies in their engagement efforts to deliver elevated human experiences.

Greater Than One’s Christa Toole analyzes how healthcare marketers are adjusting to the current health crisis in a variety of ways.

The COVID-19 global pandemic, overcrowding of hospitals, the highly contagious virus affecting healthcare professionals and unrelated illnesses has led to a more than 1,000 percent increase of telemed application downloads and memberships. Is this a paradigm shift?

In addition to increased scrutiny on appropriate tone and message in light of social distancing and stay-at-home mandates, tactically, we’re already seeing the impact with brands like Linzess reinforcing telemedicine opportunities by shifting their tagline to “You may be able to talk to your doctor about your symptoms online.”

You’ve just accepted the most exciting role in your career – to launch your company’s promising Phase III rare disease drug candidate. So many things race through your mind, from the clinical trial program through the launch readiness plan. And then you stop. How will you differentiate your new brand from your competition so that you can win in a competitive market? How will you position your brand to set it up for success? Everyone you talk to will have an opinion.

The importance of patient satisfaction is no more important today than it was yesterday. The difference is we now have the technology and tools available to bring it to life. We are continually learning about the needs of healthcare providers and patients, and will not stop seeking new and innovative way to share those insights in order to improve patient care.

Public safety is the world’s singular goal as mandatory quarantines, shelter-in-place orders, travel restrictions, and mandatory work-from-home policies go into effect to curb the spread of COVID-19. In response, many biopharmaceutical companies are shifting how they work: Amarin withdrew part of its field force, while Amgen and Merck have instructed their sales teams to halt all in-person meetings with physicians and hospitals.

Leading pharmaceutical business and marketing publication Med Ad News announces the nominees for the 31st Annual Manny Awards, honoring the best in healthcare advertising and communications. Now, more than ever, the role of effectively communicating the research, development, administration and efficacy of drug therapies to HCPs, Payers and Patients alike, is paramount to successfully navigating the world through this pandemic and beyond.

A new survey conducted by Fingerpaint – a full-service health and wellness marketing agency – about the use of telemedicine shows that a majority (76%) of healthcare practitioners (HCPs) agree it is convenient for their patient, but most (64%) think it is not as effective as engaging with their patient in an office.