Value Beyond the Pill: Virtual Health Assistants Bring Patient Engagement, Accountability and Transparency to Pharmaceutical Manufacturers
- Posted by Next IT Healthcare
- On April 25, 2013
SPOKANE, WA (April 25, 2013) – Next IT, the world’s leading provider of virtual assistants, will join pharmaceutical companies and technical-solutions providers at the 2013 Patient Summit USA conference in Philadelphia, being held on May 2nd & 3rd.
As the pharmaceutical industry bends and shifts to adjust to mounting expectations, a new shape is taking form: one of partnership, accountability, transparency and interoperability. An industry long known for its profit-based value model is slowly making an effort to prove value beyond the pill – and virtual health assistants, powered by Next IT’s natural language platform, Alme, are proven and ready to help pharma companies conquer that shift.
Victor Morrison, vice president of sales and healthcare markets at Next IT (@Next_IT), will join Sheldon Rich, RPh, PhD and Dr. Andrea LaFountain, PhD on a panel to discuss the impact that virtual health assistants can have on patient outcomes at eyeforpharma’s Patient Summit USA on May 2ndat 12PM.
Speakers Morrison, Rich and LaFountain will address the benefits of using conversational technology in the pharmaceutical setting, including:
- Sustainable patient engagement via the simple, easy-to-use conversational interface
- Enablement of comprehensive contextual awareness and development of a therapeutic alliance with patients
- Relationship-building technology that increases patient compliance
- Proactive, meaningful clinical intervention in real time
“Advanced communication technologies, such as virtual health assistants, have the power to transform the relationship between patients and physicians,” said Morrison. “If embraced by the medical community, these intelligent tools have the potential to not just bend the cost curve, but also significantly improve patient outcomes.”
The Patient Summit USA conference will cover the most significant and challenging issues affecting patients and the healthcare industry – the patient mind-set, interoperability to achieve greater outcomes, and innovations in patient adherence technology, to name a few.
About Next IT Healthcare
Next IT Healthcare is the leader in patient engagement. We help healthcare organizations drive lasting behavior change and improved outcomes.
Next IT Healthcare launched in 2014 with the debut of Alme Health Coach, a revolutionary solution that delivers advanced virtual assistant capabilities to healthcare-specific environments across mobile, web and chat interfaces. Our mission is to pave the way to a radically healthier population.
Next IT Healthcare is proudly based in Spokane, Washington. Learn more at www.NextITHealthcare.com.
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