Healthcare Trends

At Blue Latitude Health, it’s imperative to our work that we stay on top of all the latest trends in healthcare. It’s also important that we let you know when we don’t buy into the latest thing – we’re not in the business of new for new’s sake.

Here you’ll find our honest commentary, articles, and resources around the trends that the healthcare and pharmaceutical industries are talking about.

UK vs US: what makes a successful immunisation programme?

Guest Blogger|3rd October 2019

Emily Macdonald calls on her experience as a public health nurse specialising in the prevention of infectious disease in both the US and UK, to explore the differences between immunisation programmes in the two countries. She explores the challenges, opportunities for improvement, and asks why vaccination rates are falling.

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Are we ready for an Alzheimer’s disease-modifying treatment?

Fadi Haddadeen|27th September 2019

Millions of people across the globe have Alzheimer’s disease and currently, there is no cure. But if a new therapy entered the market today, would healthcare systems be ready for it? Customer Experience Consultant Fadi Haddadeen explores this issue by mapping the patient and neurologist journeys.

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Customer experience: shaping digital healthcare

Blue Latitude Health|16th September 2019

In this issue of ‘Perspective’ we speak with industry experts to learn about the world of digital healthcare, and how pharma is beginning to utilise these modern technologies to enhance treatment and improve patient and stakeholder outcomes. 

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Making precision medicine a reality in Switzerland

Guest Blogger|13th September 2019

Blue Latitude Health interviews Professor Daniel Candinas to learn how the Bern Center for Precision Medicine is driving precision medicine in the Swiss healthcare system.

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The changing face of pharma in the precision era

Natasha Cowan|6th September 2019

Blue Latitude Health speaks to Nancy Brandt, a Senior Leader in Global Medical Information at a top 20 biopharma organisation. Here, she reveals what pharmaceutical companies need to do to prepare to bring precision medicines to market and how she is ensuring the patient is consulted every step of the way.

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Countering the anti-vax rhetoric

Jeannie Gibson|21st August 2019

More and more people in the western world are turning their back on vaccinations, but why is this? Senior Account Executive Jeannie Gibson explores the social, environmental and political issues surrounding this problem and reveals how pharma can help drive behaviour change.

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Empowered patients: shaking the foundations of healthcare

Blue Latitude Health|16th August 2019

Precision medicine represents a new paradigm in healthcare.This new approach to treating and preventing disease views the patient holistically, analysing their genes, environment and lifestyle, and using this information to make a more accurate treatment decision. Here we discuss the barriers, opportunities and potential outcomes of the precision medicine era in healthcare.

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A uniquely English genomic medicine service

Natasha Cowan|26th July 2019

The UK National Health Service is developing one standardised approach to embedding precision medicine across the whole of England. Blue Latitude Health speaks to Dr Tom Fowler, Deputy Chief Scientist and Director of Public Health at Genomics England, to find out how the NHS is achieving this goal.

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Diagnosing the lag in neuropsychiatric treatments

Sana Rahim|16th July 2019

The number of mental health research programmes in larger drug firms has shrunk by 70% in the past decade. Blue Latitude Health Senior Associate Consultant Sana Rahim explores this drop in investment and explains why developing a market-orientated model is vital for making progress.

 

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Precision paediatrics: Treating patients with CAR-T

Guest Blogger|9th July 2019

Dr Stuart Adams specialises in using T-cell therapy to treat paediatric patients at Great Ormond Street Hospital. Here, he explains what it was like to develop and deliver a groundbreaking CAR-T therapy for the first patient in Europe, and how the centre of excellence has adapted to make precision medicine a reality

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