SHL shares insights into developing digital solutions for drug delivery systems
Advances in technology are driving a proliferation of smart connected devices that can store and transmit valuable usage data. In the area of drug delivery, the data can be used to help patient adherence and facilitate communication from patient to health care provider and further.
Combining internal knowledge and experience with active partnerships, SHL has launched a number of initiatives in the digital space for drug delivery systems. The company recently shared its insights in the article “Not Just another Gadget: Insights into Developing Digital Solutions That Work,” which was published in the June 2017 issue of OnDrugDelivery Magazine.
Emphasizing the patient-centric approach to developing connected devices, the article explores the development of digital health by asking the following key questions:
- Will connected devices be accepted in the real world?
- Where do we start?
- How do we create additional value?
- Who will benefit?
In addressing the questions, the article notes that a connected device should not be treated as “another gadget that will entertain the user for a few months and then be forgotten.” Rather, digital solutions for drug delivery solutions need to be developed with a thoughtful and weighted approach that is aimed at providing both short- and long-term benefits for patients and stakeholders alike.
Read the article in full HERE, or online at ONDrugDelivery.