The Future of Patient Engagement and the Role of Technology in Healthcare with Iola Forster


Iola Forster

Episode Description

Welcome to this month’s episode of the Let’s Talk Rare podcast by Partners4Acess. Georgie and Owen are joined by Iola Forster, Head of Industry and Society Markets at Karger 23Publishers, to discuss the future of patient engagement and the role of technology in healthcare.

Together, they cover the future of HCPs (healthcare practitioners) and patient engagement, highlighting the importance of technology and patient empowerment in driving this evolution. They also emphasize the need for equitable access to healthcare information.

The conversation touches on the changing landscape of patient communication over the past fifteen years, with the advent of digital platforms and social media. They discuss how digitization has democratized access to health information and created opportunities for patients to connect with others facing similar conditions.

They further explore the impact of digitization on the orphan drug and cell and gene therapy world, emphasizing the role of patient involvement in content creation and the use of multimedia resources like infographics to cater to diverse learning styles.

Iola Forster Bio:

Iola Forster is the Head of Industry and Society Markets at Karger Publishers. She has over fifteen years of experience in the publishing industry and is skilled at fostering partnerships between the life sciences, healthcare clients, and CARGA. Iola brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to the table.

Episode Resources:

Iola Forster on LinkedIn

Karger Publishers website

Partners4Access website

P4A Let’s Talk Rare podcast on Apple

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