Witnessing how revolutionary technology can change the way healthcare is provided and medicine is practiced is interesting. Massive technological advances are coming our way and they are also going to turn pharmaceuticals.
If, though, the waves of change strike us unprepared, as we are now, they will wash away the medical system we know and leave it without human contact, solely a technology-based operation.
It should not be permitted to just wash away such a complex system; it should be consciously and intentionally rebuilt, piece by piece. If we are unprepared for the future, then we will miss this chance.
Holding this aside, here are the top five transformative innovations that will change the pharmaceutical industry’s future.
- Patients Encouraged
The entire healthcare system must be hacked by mobilised patients who become equal partners with their caregivers. They do research, collect data, and keep updated. Although in many respects this can be helpful, medicine is not something laymen can easily comprehend. In their care , medical practitioners from every sector must be prepared to provide responses and treat patients as friends.
They may want to get into clinical trials for these ‘E-patients.’ To conduct their experiments, some also acquire biotech firms. Without regulatory oversight, garage labs could keep appearing, and the second feelings come into play with no ethics. While it is helpful for the movement itself, the future is foggy. We have a new kind of healthcare to prepare for. A world in which pharmaceutical firms must bargain to do what is best for patients.
- Gamify Wellness for the Transformation of Pharma
At present, the incentives used by pharmaceutical firms to induce patients and medical professionals to use a particular medication are ineffective. To meet individuals where they are online, they need to turn to gamification, which can help enhance both adherence and the reputation of pharma. The online game Pokemon Go changed the entire gaming experience in a matter of weeks. This got people off the sofa and going outside. Taking the first literal move towards a healthy way of life. A new one is required if the client is no longer sitting in front of anything that can be used as an advertising platform. One where the consumer is interested and should hold to the data on their health choices.
If an e-patient learns about compliance, as the term means that they must obey orders, they get furious. Instead, through their caregivers, they make choices and should be guided accordingly.
- Genomes Sequencing at Home
Genomics and genuinely personalised medicine would allow patients to obtain therapy tailored to their genetic history individually. If you have a big text file containing your DNA information, you can take it to your doctor and expect to get customised medicines instead of those that are created for millions of people, as people are different genetically and physiologically.
The cost of sequencing DNA is continuously falling. The entire notion of administering medicine can change when it’s available to the majority. Pharma needs to be prepared for the transition so that it can provide everybody with solutions.
- Body sensors- both inside and out
These test health parameters to provide vital data conveniently and cheaply. The success of clinical trials primarily depends on how knowledge about their patients is obtained by medical professionals. Using health sensors, imagine this being resolved and made continuous and automated. The cost-benefit may be enormous if pharmaceuticals alter the process of collecting data as we know it now. But to be able to fully appreciate the advantages, we need to stay up to date and remain cautious about the progress technology makes.
- DIY Biotechnology has arrived
DIY biotechnology produces a new wave of researchers who see no science restrictions. Large organisations have come up with the biggest drug ideas, but this period could be over as citizen scientists like Jack Andraka, who created a genuinely disruptive test for pancreatic cancer, will turn the whole game into a specialty.
The path to a future where DIY BioTech can remain secure might be to support this form of initiative. For a reason, laws and regulations are there, but we can’t believe people can’t do amazing things from their young and curious times either.
We do need an advanced pharmaceutical industry. Yet medicine and healthcare are evolving so rapidly in the field of technology that pharmaceuticals must find new ways to succeed in ensuring that drugs are both safe and regulated. Unthinkable?