Physicians are looking to pharmaceutical companies to help them keep patients engaged in their healthcare by providing patient services, according to the ePharma Physician 2014 study from Manhattan Research, part of Burlington, Mass.-based Decision Resources Group.
The study showed strong physician interest in patient support and resources from pharma, along with an expectation that the industry will take a leadership role in developing tools to help keep patients on track and improve patient outcomes. These findings come as accountable care organizations and meaningful use stage 2 incentives are pushing patient engagement to the forefront for healthcare providers and systems.
Key findings from the study include:
Monique Levy, vice president of research, said, “Physicians are connecting the dots. They understand that to succeed in an outcomes-based reimbursement model, they need to engage patients more. Pharma can provide them tools to help with this."