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22 March 2019

SHL Presents ‘Personalization of Patient Care’ Webinar

SHL Group will lead a webinar titled ‘Personalization of Patient Care – The Next Frontier in Drug Delivery’.

Taking place on 11 April, the webinar will look at the changing pharmaceutical landscape and discuss how connected therapeutics and personalized care converge to form the next frontier of drug delivery.

New US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) drug approvals are at an all-time high, with 59 new drugs approved in 2018.

Despite the growing demand for medication options, the gap between the clinical efficacy of new drugs and their real-world effectiveness widens. Bridging this gap demands a systemic focus on medication adherence as typically 50% of people with chronic conditions fail to take their medications as prescribed.

Non-adherence to medication is a complex and multidimensional health care problem. It stems from the diversity of patient behaviours and barriers, and can be solved with a personalised approach.

Dr Ramin Rafiei from SHL Group said: “Connected therapeutics, the augmentation of drugs through sensors and connectivity, are now providing patients with personalized ways to self-manage their condition and improve health outcomes. This next frontier in drug delivery, powered by connected therapeutics, will be data-driven, personalized, outcome-based, and accessible.”

Join the webinar to learn about where the healthcare industry is headed. Topics covered in this webinar include:

  • Macro trends driving the adoption of connectivity in healthcare
  • Connectivity across the continuum of care
  • Personalisation of care in an outcomes-focused era

The talk will take place at 3:00pm (London)/10:00am (New York) and will feature speakers from SHL Group and QuiO.

Meet the presenters

Dr Ramin Rafiei is a director at SHL Group, leading the organisation’s efforts in digital healthcare. His focus is the intersection of connected therapeutics, software, and personalised care delivery with the aim of bridging the efficacy-effectiveness gap.

Over the past two decades, Ramin has been leading high-stake multidisciplinary scientific and business initiatives globally across established industries such as aerospace and nuclear, as well as next-generation industries such as photonics, autonomous mobility and digital healthcare. Ramin is a healthcare investor, healthtech advisor, a published author, and holds a PhD in experimental nuclear physics from The Australian National University.

Alexander Dahmani is co-founder and CEO of QuiO, a New York-based digital healthcare company. QuiO’s CRx remote care platform will offer patients the tools to better manage their care regimens, by combining connected therapeutics with analytics and behavioural interventions to improve adherence and outcomes. Alex started QuiO in 2014 while pursuing a PhD at Columbia University. His vision is to enhance the real-world efficacy of existing medications through technology and behavioral science. Prior to starting QuiO, Alex worked in biotech and technology commercialisation. He holds degrees in immunology, genetics and business.

Chelsea is completing a Master’s in Public Health in Global Health Design, Monitoring and Evaluation from The George Washington University. She joined SHL Group to complete her Master’s thesis, focusing on the value of real-world evidence in designing patient support programmes.  She is passionate about promoting public health initiatives through interactive research, educational outreach, and policy development.

Over the past decade, Chelsea worked as a health contractor for the US Government, delivering on large-scale projects for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Chelsea holds a BS in Marketing from York College of Pennsylvania.

About QuiO

QuiO is a technology company that empowers the patient and their care team to take charge of their chronic conditions. By combining connected medical devices with software and support programmes, the CRx® remote care platform will enable patients to seamlessly track their care plan and condition outside of the clinic. The platform targets and tailors behavioral support efforts based on real-world data, helping care teams, coaches and other service providers to motivate and guide the patient to better adherence, better decisions and better health.

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