Submitted by Yuri Quintana on Mon, 05/15/2023 - 11:27

Fri, 06/23/2023 - 09:00 - Fri, 06/23/2023 - 16:30

Harvard Cabot Science Library 

Studies have shown that some patient product information may not address all patient health literacy needs. There is an opportunity to optimize patient product information with help from novel digital health capabilities and evidence-based health literacy best practices facilitated by common standards and an interoperable foundation for labeling content. 

In the current paradigm, one version of patient product information is approved to cover all patients. Some research shows health literacy varies across patients, which might compromise their ability to understand and act upon patient product information. Worldwide, many patients have no access to patient-friendly product information (paper or electronic). 

All patients globally, whatever their circumstances, should have access to accurate, up-to-date, and understandable information on their medicines. This is an equity issue. Improvements to patient product information to address health literacy need collaborative action. 

How can we expand the accessibility and effectiveness of unbiased, up-to-date, regulator-approved electronic medication information by making them available to patients in plain language at the point of need through the advancement of digitally interoperable healthcare environments for more active health management and medication adherence? 

Workshop objectives 
To pioneer and develop world-class leadership in the application, exchange, and integration of electronic medication information for patients, with the ultimate goal of improving understanding of medication labels, thus promoting safe and appropriate use of medication based on a patient’s health literacy, equity, technical abilities, access, and Social Determinants of Health (SDoH). 

What to expect? 

  • Hear the healthcare problem from the Patients’ perspective. 
  • Discover expert insights from top thought leaders and decision-makers from major biopharmaceutical companies, high-tech companies, government, healthcare providers, patients and advocates, academic centers, and non-profit groups dedicated to collaborative approaches to medicine and science. 
  • Collaborate and network to discuss, ideate and explore innovative initiatives.
  • Evaluate execution dimensions and shape direction for the Working Group. 

There are several broad dimensions of focus, including: 

  1. Patient Experience: How do we equitably facilitate improved patient understanding of electronic medication information in the growing digital world?  
  1. Clinical association: How do we improve patient safety, health literacy, and medication adherence? 
  1. Technology effectiveness and performance: How do we improve access to regulator-approved electronic medication information and ensure interoperability with the healthcare systems? 
  1. Society value and connected health: How do we show a positive impact and value to patients and healthcare? 

Having said all that…  

There are significant challenges to advancing electronic medication information. 

Let’s explore this together in our workshop!

This Retreat is part of a series of workshops to help leaders access and exchange ideas. 

Just our small way of trying to shape the future of healthcare! 

This is a free, invite-only event. We welcome open discussions and interactive ideation. 

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