The Gateway to Specialty Patient Journey

This week’s episode, produced by the Digital Health Community here at Persimmon Health, features Yishai Knobel. Yishai is the Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of RxWare (Formerly HelpAround), a patient journey solution startup that offers pharma manufacturers a “vendor-neutral digital infrastructure” to optimize and accelerate the complete patient journey. … Read More

Bethesda startup rebrands amid growing demand to help patients stick with prescriptions

Our CEO, Yishai Knobel was recently interviewed by Sara Gilgore, a staff writer for the Washington Business Journal about the evolution of RxWare, the name change from HelpAround, and where he sees the future of the company and its mission to make it easier for patients to access and adhere to medication. … Read More

HelpAround is now RxWare!

We are excited to announce that starting today HelpAround is RxWare.

When we began our journey years ago, it was as a company on a mission to simplify patients’ lives, initially by providing a support network for type-1 diabetes families. While our mission has not changed, we pursue it today by enabling specialty drug manufacturers to do the same by simplifying therapy onboarding for patients. … Read More

Specialty pharma’s next big opportunity: it’s time for Patient Access to adopt an open protocol

An inflection point now faces the specialty pharmaceutical industry. Along their journey, specialty pharma patients interact with a series of siloed institutions: clinics, specialty pharmacies, copay program vendors, patient assistance programs, nurses, etc. Not unlike the financial industry, these institutions still exchange patient information via fax machines. … Read More

Breaking Down Barries in the Specialty Patient Journey with Yishai Knobel

Our founder, Yishai Knobel was recently featured on the Empowered Patient Podcast with Karen Jagoda where he talked all things specialty and how the HelpAround gateway is helping patients get their drugs faster and stay on therapy longer. … Read More

As Apple rolls out medication tracking to all iPhones, pharma must embrace connectivity

Imagine visiting your doctor’s office. Instead of swiping a co-pay card and filling out a paper form by hand, the receptionist says, “Please bring your phone closer. We take Apple Health here.” You wave your iPhone over a digital kiosk, instantly uploading your current medical record and insurance information. Your co-pay is then deducted from a Health Savings Account. Voila! The doctor will see you now. … Read More

Meet the Disruptors: Yishai Knobel of HelpAround On The Five Things You Need To Shake Up Your Industry

Our founder, Yishai Knobel was recently interviewed by Fotis Georgiadis, a staff writer for Authority Magazine, a Medium publication, devoted to sharing in-depth, and interesting interviews, featuring people who are authorities in Business, Pop Culture, Wellness, Social Impact, and Tech. … Read More

Ravi Shah on Bridging the Gap between Pharmacy and Pharma Manufacturer.

We’re delighted to welcome Ravi Shah, Associate Director of Pharmacy Experience and Operations at Otsuka Pharmaceuticals, to the Specialty Patient Podcast. Ravi joins Paul Stanley to discuss the transition from Pharmacist to Pharmaceutical Manufacturer and the opportunities for partnership and … Read More

In the current venture climate, tech for pharma is recession-proof

Among the world’s top 20 pharmaceutical companies, ranked according to their 2021 revenue, 19 generate most of their sales from specialty medicines. Overall, 55 percent of pharmaceutical revenues are driven by specialty drugs. This basic fact about how prescription drug companies make money is mostly lost on the general public, but is instructive for understanding how the entire industry works, and why it is relatively recession-proof. … Read More

Beyond DocuSign: How to Upgrade Specialty Drug Patients to a First-class Experience

Imagine booking a luxury international vacation. A dedicated concierge arranges your hotels, your travel arrangements, and your daily itinerary. You barely lift a finger. … Read More