“What are the things that affect a patient’s safety? It’s everything – it’s not just whether the drug is good or bad, it’s the whole process.” –Jamie Heywood
Why does the healthcare industry need to shift from drug safety to patient safety? PatientsLikeMe Co-Founder and Chairman Jamie Heywood explains his view in this week’s edition of our podcast series entitled “A Look Ahead.”
No stranger to this topic, Jamie has written about patient safety on our blog before. “By using structured data collection tools within the PatientsLikeMe platform, overseen by a drug safety professional, industry partners can improve patient safety,” he wrote.
In this edition of PatientsLikeMeOnCallTM, Jamie discusses the difference between drug safety and patient safety, why it is so important for the healthcare system to adapt more to patient safety and what this shift would mean for the future of healthcare. He also makes the case for why pharmaceutical manufacturers need to follow up on any drug safety events when a new treatment has been developed.
To hear more, listen to Jamie’s full interview: