IDS Health

13IDS health is a part of IDS group providing full scale Health Care Research solutions through qualitative and quantitative techniques for physicians and patients throughout MENA region. Our Healthcare teams have undergone pharmacovigilance training and ensure the practice is being followed meticulously throughout all projects.

Our healthcare pricing strategy is the most flexible, competitive and challenging for current pressing times since we have our own offices/partners in UAE, KSA, Kuwait, India and Bahrain which gives us an advantage on the market know-how and bringing out our internal costs.

We have done Patient Case Studies, Market Entry Studies, Competition Studies and Medical Devices Effectiveness. We help our clients operating in the pharmaceutical industry, healthcare and biotechnology fields, by offering integrated suite of services to analyze the industry environment before investing in particular segment/geography to meet the industry challenges.

Few of the therapy areas conducted in the past: GP, Dentistry, Pediatrics, Endocrinology, Cardiology, Infectious Diseases, Oncology, Hematology, Dermatology, Pulmonology, Rheumatology, Psychiatry, Orthopaedics, Hepatology and Pain Management Specialist.

+ - Key areas of research

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Cardiovascular Conditions- Acute Myocardial Infarction, Acute Coronary Syndrome, Stroke Prevention, Atrial Fibrillation. Other conditions like -Deep Vein Thrombosis and Pulmonary Embolism(PE)
Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes, Pre-Diabetes & Obesity, Lipid disorders
Dyslipidemia
Liquid and solid tumors, e. g. NSLC ,MRCC ,NHL, CLL, Colorectal cancer
Multiple Sclerosis
Osteoporosis ,Chronic Pain ,Rheumatoid Arthritis & Osteoporosis
Respiratory system e.g. Asthma and COPD
Major Depression Disorders and Other Psychiatric disorders
Antifungal Infections
Skin Allergies
Crohn’s Disease, Ulcerative Colitis & IBD

We conduct studies from all kinds of healthcare professionals as below:

Primary Care Physicians Variety of Key influencers
 Secondary Care Physicians Key Opinion Leaders (KOL)
  Nurses Chief Hospital Pharmacists
Retail and Hospital Pharmacists Diversity of Patients and Carers

+ - Highlight - Patient Record Studies

Our main forte apart from conducting physician and patient research is to collect PRF (Patient record forms) from specialist regarding various therapy areas mainly Type 1& 2 Diabetes, Cardiovascular conditions & Oncology.

Example: Collection of Type 2 Diabetes patient charts; Each physician will share patient information from Age, Gender, Lab Values, Insurance Coverage, Diabetes History, Risk Factors and Complications, Current & Previous treatments with dosages and reason of choice.

+ - Physicians Database

We have a database of more than 3,500 Healthcare professionals across various specialties in the MENA Region. Our database contains doctors from the following disciplines:

Pharmacist Neurologist Dermatologist Pain Management Specialist
GP Endocrinologist Nephrologist Hepatologist
Pediatrician Rheumatologist General Surgeon/Pediatric Surgeon Infectious Disease Specialist
IM & Family Medicine Cardiologist Orthopaedician Oncologist/Hematologist
Gynecology/Obstetrician ICU Specialist Gastroenterologist Ophthalmologist
Dentist Pulmonologist Urologist ICU Specialist

+ - Patient Database

Our database contains the following patient groups:

  • Chronic pain patients
  • Diabetes patients
  • Asthma patients
  • Migraine patients
  • Hypertension patients

+ - Example of recent case studies conducted at IDS

  1. Feasibility of a Mobile Application development reminding patients/caregiver (N=10) their medication frequency and dosages (Qualitative). Osteoporosis patient or caregiver (nurse, son. Daughter, wife…etc.) based on below criteria:
    1. Patient with osteoporosis
    2. Age >45 years
    3. Female or male
    4. Educated/Has smartphone
    5. Household income: Minimum Monthly 2,000$
    6. 50% Locals 50% Expats

 

  1. Chronic Heart Failure Patients – Conducted 10 Cardiologists & 25 Patients Qualitative Interview who has an EF rate of less than 15%.The patient category was selected on the following criteria:
    1. Ejection fraction (EF) of the patient should be less than 15 %
    2. Patients should have Myocardial infarction
    3. Patients should have Coronary artery disease
    4. Patients should be suffering from Hypertension

 

  1. Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes – 420 Patient Record Forms collected amongst GP, IM specialist, Endocrinologist and Diabetologist both in UAE and Kuwait.
Specialties # Physicians T2 PRF’s Total T2 PRF T1 PRF’s Total T1 PRF
Diabetes/Endo 30 6 180 1 30
IM 15 6 90
Ped Endo 10 3 30
GP 15 6 90
Total PRF’s 360 60

 

  1. Metastatic and Renal Cancer Cell + Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Drug Effectiveness– 100 PRFs collected from Oncologist from UAE, Oman, Qatar and Kuwait.
  2. Market Entry for Toujeo vs Existing Competition – 180 PRFs collected in Kuwait amongst Endocrinologists and Pediatric Endocrinologists.
# of Docs Diab/Endo IM GP # of PRF’s Diab_PRF IM_PRF GP_PRF
60 30 20 10 180 90 60 30

 

  1. Oral Care & Baby Care – 500 Interviews conducted about Product Recommendations, Treatment algorithm with Dentist and Pediatricians.
  2. Multiple Sclerosis Diagnosis and Switching Behavior – Conducted with Neurologist in UAE (n=15) and Kuwait(n=10) understanding the percentage of patients in different types of MS, Awareness and Usage of MS, Drug Switch behavior, Brand Performance ,Sales Force Effectiveness and Future Prescription Intention.
  3. IBD Treatment Methodology – Understanding the Market Sizing for IBD including the Biologics vs Non Biologics treatment methods with 50 Gastroenterologist.
  4. Biologics Effectiveness – Conducted with Rheumatologist both in UAE and Kuwait.
  5. Infectious Diseases – Deeper understanding of Sales Force effectiveness conducted with ID/ICU and Hematologist both in UAE and Kuwait.
  6. Adult Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (Chronic ITP) –Treatment methodology and Future Prescribing Perception conducted with Hematologist.

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