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  • Posted by Misti Paul and Helen Ansell
  • August 7, 2019
  • Articles

Integrating data

Integrating data

How to conduct an effective epidemiological data review

Clients often ask us if we can triangulate various data sources to fully understand the opportunity for an asset. There are clear benefits - combining primary market research findings with existing data sets provides validity and depth, whilst eliminating many inconsistencies, which helps guide the direction for future marketing strategy and initiatives. 

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  • Posted by Julie Denny
  • August 1, 2019
  • Articles

Hasta la vista, maybe? Terminating the Hollywood view of AI in pharma

Hasta la vista, maybe? Terminating the Hollywood view of AI in pharma

Marketing Director Julie Denny was recently interviewed by PME Magazine about the use of artificial intelligence in pharma marketing and market research.

Rumours that robots will eventually wipe out humans are the futuristic stuff of Hollywood blockbusters. The real-world story arc is much more uplifting but no less dramatic. When a homeless man in central England was crushed to death by a compaction unit as he slept in the dustbin in 2013, it triggered a response from the UK waste management industry that now sees many refuse trucks fitted with senor technology to detect people in bins. It's an early example of how AI can literally save lives. Fast forward six years and we've now got 'robot doctors' detecting cancers, smart remote monitoring systems managing patients miles from their homes and algorithm-led technologies predicting long-term health based on individuals' DNA. The application of AI in health isn't science fiction, it's happening fast - and it’s positively disrupting patient care. 

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Like, Like, Like: How pharmaceutical companies can harness the power of social media insights

Like, Like, Like: How pharmaceutical companies can harness the power of social media insights

Given the colossal amount of personal and professional information that we share online, social media channels such as Facebook and Twitter are fast becoming treasure troves of big data. As the popularity and diversity of platforms increases, so too does their utility for healthcare market research. Combined with the continuous stream of user-generated content, advances in research technology now allow marketers to tap into social media data to understand more about the healthcare landscape.

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Richard Head presented with MR Excellence award at EphMRA Conference

Richard Head presented with MR Excellence award at EphMRA Conference

We were delighted to exhibit, sponsor and present three papers at the EphMRA conference where Director Richard Head was presented with the runner-up award for ‘Business Impact through Innovation’.

Along with Richard Head, Director Paula Coyle and Associate Directors Emilie Braund and An-hwa Lee represented Research Partnership at the three-day annual event, which this year took place at the Hilton Hotel and Convention Centre in Warsaw, Poland. 

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China: How to keep up and win in the world's fastest changing healthcare market

China: How to keep up and win in the world's fastest changing healthcare market

China's population will start to shrink in 2023 placing greater weight on the working population who have to support increasing numbers of 65+ year olds. The aging population combined with a surge in non-communicable diseases has led to a higher disease burden and more pressure on an already overstretched healthcare system. Seeking to modernise, China has undertaken a range of reforms. 

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