The EY Health Sciences and Wellness Experience podcast explores the age of “Health Experience.” All who use and touch the heath care value chain will soon demand a service that provides a more personalized and enhanced outcome. Join us and our guests, as we expand the traditional definitions of innovation to meet ever growing needs and expectations.
How shorter clinical trial processes prolong the lives of patients
There are 2,600 cell and gene therapy clinical trials taking place this year. In the US alone, this could translate up to 20 new therapy approvals in 2022, which presents a clear opportunity to make more life-saving therapies available to a greater number of individuals. In this podcast, Adlai Goldberg, Global Digital, Social and Commercial Innovation Life Sciences Leader for EY, talks to Tamie Joeckel – ICON’s Cell and Gene Therapy Global Business Lead, as they discuss what makes an increase in the volume of trials and an acceleration of the clinical trial process significant.
How digital solutions will help close the health equity gap
In this Pointellis episode, Adlai Goldberg and two prominent chief medical officers explore and frame the health equity challenges the world is facing today.
Addressing health care inequality is a global challenge. For Dr. Yele Aluko, EY Chief Medical Officer, and Dr. David Rhew, Microsoft Chief Medical Officer, finding opportunities to provide health equity is a shared passion. Both are experienced physicians, and in this podcast, we discuss why disparities exist, the root causes and unbiased digital solutions.
Health care disparity doesn’t begin at the time of diagnosis and treatment – it goes back further to clinical trials and the fact that low enrolment rates of minorities would generate results that were not reflective of the populations.
And while COVID-19 has both given rise to a groundswell of societal demand for equal treatment for all people, the pandemic has also highlighted the health disparities across populations.
The way forward requires strategic insight from the health care value chain. Using data and analytics to not only identify care gaps – but to then develop the tactics and solutions that will close them.
Microsoft is building technologies that can be used by millions to make things easier, with usability a key factor. Barriers such as lack of broadband, or physical disabilities such as poor vision and hearing, must be overcome.
Dr. Aluko and Dr. Rhew see health equity is an important mission, because achieving it means everyone has a better chance of fulfilling their life’s potential.
The Age of Health Experience
In this first episode of our EY Health Sciences and Wellness Experience podcast series, we explore the emerging and much needed age of “Health Experience.”
The Health Sciences and Wellness industry has never been as “front and center” in our lives as it has been in this last year. As all of us, worldwide, ride the various waves of the pandemic, our Health Sciences and Wellness industry has taken the lead in giving care to those who have needed it most. We have also seen a monumental collaborative R&D effort – at a scale never witnessed before – which has resulted in the creation and delivery of multiple approved vaccines to combat the virus.
Companies have an opportunity to seize this inflexion point, because the reality (as we have seen with other industries) is that products or services alone, no matter how strong technically will not be enough in future.