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Treating Hemophilia: The Impact of New Gene Therapies

By Andrew Rouff

The CDC estimates that more than 33,000 Americans are living with hemophilia, an inherited bleeding disorder which affects primarily men. Patients with hemophilia have a deficiency of the blood proteins, known as coagulation or clotting factors, that help blood to clot properly. The two most common subtypes are hemophilia A (factor VIII deficiency) and hemophilia B (factor IX deficiency).

Unlocking the Pathway Puzzle: How Biopharma Can Navigate the Clinical Pathways Landscape

By Sophia Tan

In the realm of oncology, the advent of clinical pathways has gained substantial traction in the past two decades as the increasing cost and complexity of cancer care demanded structured, multidisciplinary, and cost-effective approaches. Pathways have become a critical strategy for both physicians and payers to streamline treatment decision-making, standardize evidence-based care, improve patient outcomes by minimizing unnecessary variation, and reduce cost by guiding care to the most cost-effective treatments. These pathways, often referred to as care pathways or clinical guidelines, are structured, evidence-based recommendations primarily based on efficacy, tolerability, and cost.

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Payers Troubled by Rise of Alternative Funding Programs

By Steve Callahan and Carly Nicholas
For the past few years, the industry has grappled with the rise of a controversial new pharmacy benefits strategy: alternative funding. Alternative funding programs (AFPs), also known as specialty carve-out programs...
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Claims, Lab, and EHR Data Can Make or Break a Drug Launch

By Dinesh Kabaleeswaran
Amid a projected uptick in the prevalence of chronic diseases for an increasingly aging population, it’s more imperative than ever for patients to have access to the therapies they need to treat their health condi...
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Exploring the Role of AI in Managed Care Organizations

By Iswarya Chandramouli and Dinesh Kabaleeswaran

Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology and ChatGPT are disrupting countless industries around the world. For healthcare, the possibilities appear promising, with organizations striving to improve patient outcomes and the overall quality of care. According to Precedence Research, AI in healthcare is expected to surpass $187.95 billion dollars by 2030, growing at a CAGR of 37% during the forecast period 2022 to 2030.

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Responding to 2024’s Volatile Insurance Market

By Erin Trompeter
From the spring of 2020 to March 2023, Medicaid gained approximately 20 million new members, thanks in large part to the provision for continuous enrollment during the pandemic. Once Medicaid eligibility redetermina...
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How Claims and Lab Data Helps Pharma Generate Real-World Evidence


In our last blog on this subject, we asked three clinical experts to explain how integrated real-world and market access data helps pharma companies go to market. In this blog, our experts weigh in on how integrated data helps pharma brands identify patients, correct payer/IDN misalignment, and make better predictions to improve patient care.

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How Claims and Lab Data Helps Pharma Go to Market


When a manufacturer is at least a year out from a drug’s PDUFA date, the market access team begins to make informed decisions about what data is necessary for a successful launch. Many are using claims, lab, and other real-world data sets to access the right patient population at the right time to drive utilization of their therapies.

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What’s Ahead for Market Access in 2024?

By Diane Watson

Last year was a period of adjustment for the U.S. pharma industry, as the combination of increased financial pressures and the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) meant adjustments to resource allocation. While concerns about macro trends like inflation and interest rates are still top of mind for manufacturers, we expect a renewed focus on efficient pipeline performance, portfolio growth, and innovative technology.

Navigating the Variances: Payer vs. Employer Coverage for Infertility and Obesity Drugs

By Grace Casaschi

As healthcare costs continue to climb, insurers are eager to control their spend. According to WTW’s Global Medical Trends Survey, 58% of insurers anticipate higher medical trend over the next three years. How stakeholders approach cost containment varies significantly depending on their priorities and incentives.