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PHOENIX group and INSIGHT Health invited for the first HEALTHCARE EXECUTIVE FORUM

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March 4th 2019

Mannheim, Germany: – Leading European integrated healthcare provider PHOENIX group has partnered with data provider INSIGHT Health to host the first Healthcare Executive Forum (HCEF) in Deidesheim, Germany.

The HCEF provided the basis for a select group of healthcare leaders to focus on ‘Patient Centricity in the Digital Age’ and the potential for new technology to prove more individual and tailored services for patients.

Improved patient experience

The two-day event on 24th and 25th January took place at an old winery in Deidesheim. Several executives from industry partners were invited by PHOENIX group and INSIGHT Health to hold a series of focused debates on possible future programmes to improve service, individual therapies and patient experience across Europe.

The event kicked off with a wine cellar tour followed by a gala dinner.

In the keynote speech given by Dr Angela Coulter, a UK-based research scientist from Oxford University with focus on patient and public involvement, the diverse opportunities in engaging with patients more directly within the Digital Age were discussed. Dr Coulter is internationally recognised as an influential health policy analyst and researcher in the field of patient centricity.

Future challenges

As part of its All-in-One Services, PHOENIX group already provides individual solutions for client specific needs by leveraging IT and data to improve delivery and end user experience.

Representatives from the PHOENIX group and INSIGHT Health shared their own insights on future challenges with the participants.

“To me, the most important aim was to talk in a very pragmatic way about how to put patient adherence into practice,” said PHOENIX group board member Frank Große-Natrop.

“PHOENIX is offering a lot of services that hinge on this challenge and I am really looking forward to finding solutions on behalf of our patients,” he added.

Innovative digitalised solutions

The PHOENIX group presentation was delivered by Nemanja Janković, Head of Commercial Partnerships Europe and Stefan Jung, Head of Corporate Pharma Services & Sourcing.

Stefan Jung commented: “The challenge for us as healthcare professionals is to come up with innovative solutions for patients and be more proactive in this area using all of our modern digitalisation tools.”

Jan Tangermann, Head Sales & Commercial Excellence at Sandoz was one of those invited to the event. He commented: “I am a strong believer that in our digital environment we need to engage in connecting the dots even better than we are currently doing and drive partnerships. In this complex environment partnerships are crucial, and this event allows us take our partnerships to the next level.”

About PHOENIX group

The PHOENIX group, headquartered in Mannheim, is a leading pharmaceutical trader in Europe. Active in 27 countries, the company offers unique geographical coverage throughout Europe, making a vital contribution to comprehensive healthcare with more than 36,000 employees. The PHOENIX group’s vision is to be the best integrated healthcare provider – wherever it is active.

The PHOENIX group considers itself to be a link between manufacturer and patient. Pharmaceutical manufacturers, pharmacies, doctors, hospitals, health insurance funds, and patients across Europe can benefit from our service offering. In pharmaceutical wholesale, the PHOENIX group is active with 164 distribution centers in 27 countries and supplies pharmacies and medical institutions with drugs and other health products. Numerous other products and services for pharmacy customers complete the portfolio – from assistance in advising patients to modern goods management systems to pharmacy cooperation programmes. With around 13,500 member pharmacies, PHOENIX Pharmacy Partnership is the umbrella for our European network of 13 cooperation and partner programmes in 16 countries. Pharma Services provides services across the whole supply chain for the pharmaceutical industry. The PHOENIX group already operates around 2,500 of its own pharmacies in 14 European countries, thereby having profound knowledge of the pharmacy business. Our approximately 18,500 pharmacy employees have around 140 million customer contacts each year. They dispense approximately 315 million drug packages to patients and advise them on issues concerning pharmaceuticals and general health.

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About INSIGHT Health

Founded in 1999, INSIGHT Health GmbH has a 20-year history of providing innovative and dynamic information services to the healthcare market. It supports customers with a broad portfolio of data-based services for market and nursing research, applicable not only to pharmaceutical manufacturers but also health insurance companies, pharmacies, medical associations as well as scientific and political health care institutions.

The company’s mission is to process healthcare data with the greatest reliability and provide added-value analyses for all participants in the health care market.

INSIGHT Health offers innovative and relevant solutions for market research, sales force effectiveness, targeting, new product launches, care and therapy, market access and business development.

Headquartered at Waldems-Esch, near Frankfurt am Main, INSIGHT Health also has branch offices in Berlin, Vienna and Baar, Switzerland.

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