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Members - $30 Alliance - $30 Guests - $40

When: Tuesday, March 29, 2016
7:30am - 10:30am
Where: Philadelphia Country Club
1601 Spring Mill Road
Gladwyne, Pennsylvania  19035
United States
Contact: Maureen Waddington

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Life Sciences Group Meeting


Tuesday, March 29, 2016

7:30am - 10:30am 

Philadelphia Country Club 

Members - $30

Alliance - $30

Guests - $40

Alliance Partners and Invited Guests may register by calling 215-393-3144

Mobile Apps for Rx Patient Engagement-  Avoiding Pitfalls and Optimizing Results

Despite many years of effort and investment, the pharmaceutical industry has largely been unable to “crack the patient engagement code.”  Achieving higher levels of patient adherence and successful treatment outcomes remains as elusive as ever.  Still, emerging technologies, particularly mobile apps, are very promising as studies report that patients are embracing activity trackers and providers are looking to enable their systems to accept patient-derived data.   It is exciting to imagine technology enabling the pharmaceutical industry to play a key role in solving the adherence and outcomes problems.   But the perils abound.   Why aren’t things working better now and what could go wrong as the pharmaceutical industry continues its investment in getting patient engagement right?

Rob Dhoble, CEO and Founder of Adherent Health, will address these questions and more as he discusses the situation with patient engagement and the some of the main issues involved, including:

1.    Understanding the Patient Journey

2.    Patient-App brand experience analytics

3.    HIPAA-Compliance & Privacy

4.    Content/Info vs. Tools for Tasks

5.    Brand-Centric vs. Patient Centric development

6.    FDA/OPDP and related "App as a Medical Device" policies

7.    Misunderstanding the value of patient feedback


About the Speaker

Rob Dhoble is an entrepreneur, mobile health strategist, strategic problem solver, and a leader of cross-functional teams. With an early career as a pharmaceutical territory representative, research analyst, sales trainer, brand manager, and marketing director, he offers a rare industry perspective uniquely balanced between sales-marketing, professional-consumer, US-Global, and agency-client.


Driven by a passion for public health, and the need to significantly simplify the delivery and utilization of healthcare, Rob founded Adherent Health, LLC and MHL (Mobile Health Library) in 2010. Mobile Health Library has become a mobile HIPAA-compliant patient engagement standard, delivering app-based interactive communications to thousands, and supporting medication safe-use and outcomes attainment.  

Prior to his founding Adherent Health and MHL, Rob led the planning, development, coordination, and expansion of Omnicom Group’s DAS Healthcare communications business, a market-leading worldwide operation supporting the market access, advocacy, brand development, and commercialization needs of the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical device, and public health sectors. Reporting to the CEO of the Omnicom Group DAS division, Rob’s responsibilities as global president for healthcare included client development, global agency services coordination, client service model innovation, strategic partnerships, and agency acquisitions.