The Rising Clout of the Patient

Sarah Krüg | PharmExecBlog | January 9, 2012

In 2011, the patient’s clout as a stakeholder was firmly established, as reflected in several industry conferences. What’s next for the patient in 2012?

In 2011, many healthcare organizations came around to the idea that patients should be included in discussions that had customarily taken place about them, but without their direct participation. This shift was evident at several healthcare conferences last year, and bodes well for 2012 as a year when further overtures – and partnerships – will be formed with and between patients...