Over the last year, passionate advocates, policy experts, Silicon Valley gurus, dedicated volunteers, and many others joined the conversation on LillyPad with their unique perspectives on how public policy and innovation improves lives for patients around the globe. As the year comes to an end, check out this slideshow with some of the most popular guest blog posts from 2013.
1. Rallying the Public to Support Lupus Education and Research Sandra C. Raymond, President and CEO of the Lupus Foundation of America, discusses her organizations Help Us Solve the Cruel Mystery National Tour. The tours goal is to raise much-needed lupus awareness among Members of Congress and the general public.
2. Disruption is Here, Its All About How You Respond Technology is causing disruptive innovation around the world, and pharmaceuticals are no exception. In this post, healthcare intelligence expert Marco Smit describes what factors are likely to disrupt pharmaceuticals and how these changes can be harnessed for the benefit of innovator companies. 3. Leading the Way in R&D Innovation Our own Dr. Jan Lundberg describes how modern business models are driving innovation at Lilly, especially when it comes to supporting research and development of important new medicines. 4. AADE on Essential Role of Diabetes Educator James Specker of AADE discusses how current regulations impact ways healthcare professionals can qualify as diabetes educators. The post highlights how state licensure initiatives could formalize and improve diabetes education and patient care - across the country. 5. Advancing New Therapies: JDRF's Collaborative Approach In this post, David Wheadon, M.D., highlights how collaboration between innovator companies and the FDA can help streamline patient access to the latest medical technologies, including JDFs artificial pancreas. 6. Making a Difference in Children's Health: School Nurses Leading the Way Members of the National Association of School Nurses describe the important role school nurses play in helping children stay happy and healthy when faced with complicated medical conditions.