News & Blog

15 06, 2016

A celebration of Australia’s contribution to medical research

June 15th, 2016|DS Prima News, Health|

The influence of Australian researchers to major advances in health is remarkable. Several of them have won a Nobel Prize for their contributions to the world, amongst them Barry Marshall and Robin Warren, awarded in 2005 for discovering the bacterium …

14 05, 2016

Trends that will revolutionise ePRO assessments

May 14th, 2016|Health|

The fastest growing segment of the eClinical solutions market is electronic patient reported outcomes (ePRO), the technology landscape is driving the trend.

The eClinical solutions market is currently valued at $3 billion per year, and is expected to grow to …

5 04, 2016

Ideas Boom: why we need design to drive innovation

April 5th, 2016|Technology|

How do we grow more Apples in Australia? And no, I’m not talking about the kind we eat.

This question has been bugging me for the last 20 years since being neck deep in the innovation space. As we embark …

2 04, 2016

Findings indicate patients prefer electronic vs paper surveys

April 2nd, 2016|Health|

68% of patients preferred to be administered the electronic-based patient-reported outcome survey either at the office or at home

Recently published data indicated patients preferred electronic questionnaires administered at their homes or physician offices as opposed to being administered a …

16 03, 2016

Disruption: getting beyond the hype

March 16th, 2016|Technology|

For startups today, disruption is the endgame. To get venture backing, a startup needs to make a credible claim that it has envisioned a future where an incumbent industry is changed forever by its innovation. Woe to the entrepreneur who …

15 03, 2016

Patient-reported data can help people make better health care choices

March 15th, 2016|Health|

Patient-centered tools that incorporate easy-to-interpret information on outcomes can improve the likelihood that patients will choose high-value care

In health care, value accrues to patients, insurers, and society at large. We believe that patients’ perceptions of value are what really …

8 02, 2016

Contract, Subcontract, Outsource, Offshore Or Do It All Ourselves?

February 8th, 2016|DS Prima News, Technology|

Ask this question to fifty IT professionals (or to Mr Google) and you will get an even distribution amongst those choices. The true answer, as always, is: it depends.

There are thousands of opinion pieces on the subject in books …

28 01, 2016

Driving Healthcare Transformation With Connected Tech

January 28th, 2016|Health, Technology|

There’s connected health tech in the air at CES 2016, Jan 6-9, 2916 in Las Vegas this year. From the emergence of the quantified self to the Internet of Things (IoT), with a predicted 30 billion objects to be …

28 01, 2016

Patient-Reported Outcomes: The Impact on Research and Engagement

January 28th, 2016|Health|

Even as the healthcare industry emphasizes patient-centered care and patient engagement, and health systems hire chief experience officers, one of the strongest elements of this strategy remains unrealized by many provider organizations: patient-reported outcomes.

Patient-reported outcomes, as defined by the

8 12, 2015

Symptom Monitoring During Routine Cancer Treatment

December 8th, 2015|Health|

There is growing interest to enhance symptom monitoring during routine cancer care using patient-reported outcomes, but evidence of impact on clinical outcomes is limited.

A group of thought researchers randomly assigned patients receiving routine outpatient chemotherapy for advanced solid tumors …