Healthcare & Pharma


How Brands Can Maintain Trust with Canada Consumers During a Crisis

The actions of brands during a crisis can make or break long-term relationships with consumers, according to the “2020 Edelman Trust Barometer Special Report: Trust and the Coronavirus.”

The US Population Is Becoming More Comfortable with Using Telehealth Services

The number of adults in the US comfortable talking to healthcare practitioners, like doctors and nurses, about their health concerns—either virtually or over the phone—is increasing, according to recent data from YouGov.

Telemedicine Could Be More Widely Adopted Due to the Coronavirus

Despite telemedicine having relatively low adoption rates in the past, interest in remote physician care has risen as the coronavirus pandemic and social distancing continue.

Sizing Up COVID-19's Impact on Retail

eMarketer principal analyst Andrew Lipsman discusses the current wave of retail store closures, the seismic shift to online shopping and what retailers should be thinking about during this time. He then talks about why payments firm Square is opening a bank, how you can help your local restaurants and where to watch live streamed music concerts from home.

Business Insider Intelligence research analyst Zoë LaRock discusses the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on digital health adoption in the US. She explores how digital firms are helping legacy providers manage the pandemic, whether the crisis will move the needle for telehealth adoption in the US, and the limitations of virtual care.

The Weekly Listen: COVID-19's Effect, Voice Ads and How Online Outrage Impacts Brands

eMarketer principal analyst Mark Dolliver, junior analyst Blake Droesch and vice president of content studio Paul Verna discuss some ways COVID-19 has impacted people's lives, what voice ads sound like, foldable phones, if online outrage impacts a brand, Quibi's nonskippable ads, how many Americans have looked through their partner's phone and more.

How Aetna Uses Content Marketing to Educate Consumers on Healthy Living

An increasingly important part of companies’ messaging efforts is content marketing, which they rely on to build brand awareness and engagement, provide thought leadership, and tap into cultural conversations around particular trends and topics.

Why Is Fast Fashion Thriving in the Era of Sustainable Shoppers?

Consumers have become more socially conscious in the ways they shop. At the same time, the notoriously unsustainable practice of fast fashion is thriving.

eMarketer Live Analyst Series: Digital Ad Spending By Industry

eMarketer analysts discuss our digital ad spend by industry forecasts, exploring verticals such as automotive, CPG, financial services, healthcare and pharmaceutical, travel and retail.

How Voice Assistants Will Become More Significant for Seniors

As baby boomers age and the 65-plus population expands, the need for healthcare services will increase rapidly. Heidi Culbertson, CEO of Marvee—a tech company that builds Alexa skills for aging adults—is among a group of healthcare providers and entrepreneurs betting that voice assistants can fill this need.

How the Coronavirus Dragged Our Robot-Filled Future Even Closer

eMarketer principal analyst Victoria Petrock discusses the shifting mindset toward worker, assistant and delivery robots and offers some examples of how they are already helping people everyday. She also explains what's holding drones back and when to expect driverless cars on the roads. Then Victoria and senior research analyst Dane Finley talk about whether telehealth is here to stay, the significance of Alexa's longer-form speaking voice and whether virtual reality is capitalizing on stay-at-home measures.

How Supercomputing, Telemedicine and Biometrics Are Helping to Fight the Coronavirus

eMarketer principal analyst Victoria Petrock discusses how supercomputers and quantum computing can help us fight the coronavirus. She also talks about the adoption of telemedicine and how biometrics are being used to diagnose people and enforce quarantine orders.

How COVID-19 Is Fast-Tracking Emerging Tech

While the COVID-19 pandemic is creating a major drag on the global economy, it’s helping to accelerate the development and commercialization of several emerging technologies that have, until now, received lukewarm public and/or government support.

The Weekly Listen: How COVID-19 Affects Grocery Delivery, Forces New Innovations and Brings Out Best (and Worst) of Companies

eMarketer principal analysts Nicole Perrin and Andrew Lipsman, along with vice president of content studio Paul Verna, examine the ongoing effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on grocery delivery, highlight how companies and individuals are coming up with innovative solutions, and point out examples of positive, and not-so-positive, corporate responses.

eMarketer and Business Insider Intelligence are coming together to create a new company. Here, we bring you our take on the pandemic's impact on several industries.

How Will the Coronavirus Change Consumer Behavior?

eMarketer research analyst Man-Chung Cheung, senior researcher Jeane Han and principal analyst Nicole Perrin discuss how the newest strain of the coronavirus will change consumers' behavior. How will reducing contact effect businesses? Will media consumption habits change? And what have been some potential innovations coming out of this global situation?

Where Are We at with the Privacy Debate?

eMarketer principal analysts Nicole Perrin and Yory Wurmser check in on the ongoing privacy debate, looking at data privacy, device privacy and privacy legislation. They also discuss child privacy laws in the US, telemedicine adoption and an Apple Watch partnership.

US Healthcare and Pharma Ad Spending Still Hampered by Compliance Laws

Healthcare and pharma ad spending remains the smallest ad-spending category in the US due to restrictive compliance laws that make it difficult to target audiences, but the legalization of cannabis has helped bolster spending.

In the latest episode of "Behind the Numbers," analyst Victoria Petrock explains why voice-activated technology is poised to change the healthcare industry. How do consumers feel about the technology? And how is the industry currently putting it to use?

With the June acquisition of PillPack and quieter forays into beauty, Amazon has demonstrated its intent to move into the online pharmacy business as well as the space dominated by Sephora and Ulta Beauty. Should traditional pharmacies and beauty retailers be concerned by Amazon’s exploration of new product categories?