Health wearables: Turning hype into value-added services

03 November 2016

Eden McCallum’s Michael Edwards recently contributed to pharmaphorum’s white paper on turning health wearables into value-added services:

The needs of patients continue to be weighed against the burgeoning costs of healthcare. Against this backdrop, life sciences companies seek out cost-effective processes to develop unique solutions for improved outcomes.

In tandem, public adoption of new technology trends has given rise to consumer wearables and trackers. While such products shine a light on personal health management for some users, life sciences companies are taking steps to tap into the public’s uptake of wearables to provide novel solutions that combine treatment and technology, either leveraging existing consumer products or in the form of medical-grade wearables.

In this white paper, pharmaphorum examines the steps required in order for life sciences companies and healthcare systems to fully embrace medical-grade wearables as an accompaniment to existing therapies, including:

  • Closing the loop with research and development
  • Addressing regulatory and data security concerns
  • The value that a supporting wearables programme can bring to a product

The full white paper is available on pharmaphorum at this link.