Game Changers 2016: Skipta
What will be the most game-changing catalyst in industry's quest to become more patient-oriented?
As our industry aims to be more patient-oriented, and add value beyond the pill, we envision social media, connectivity and trust-based access to credentialed content, being continued catalysts. As digital continues to break down barriers, patients and stakeholders gain unparalleled access to valuable insights and organizations that enable empowerment.
Dr. Theodore Search, Pharm. D., CEO
Address: 8 North Queen Street, Suite 800, Lancaster, PA 17603
Year Founded: 2009
Sample Clients: Pharmaceutical, Biotech, MedDevice Companies, and their agencies of record
New Business Contact: Jeff Eaton, VP, client solutions, firstname.lastname@example.org, 330-904-2325
Skipta is the leading social network of specialized online medical communities for verified healthcare professionals. Skipta's growing network of more than 30 specialized online medical communities enable healthcare professionals to communicate, consult, and exchange information within private and secure platforms per physician specialty, healthcare profession, or disease state. Skipta supports the medical advancement of its members by offering a range of collaborative peer-based services that aid quality of care and contribute to improved patient outcomes.
SERVICES AND OFFERINGS
Community Engagement — Reach HCPs where they are already engaged through a comprehensive campaign of proven tactics:
• Skoop — Targeted email communications delivered to credentialed and verified community members.
• Broadcast — Integrated advertisements viewable by community members, reaching them where they are most engaged.
• Showcase — Dedicated group page to disseminate product/disease state information.
• Compete — Engage and challenge targeted community members to test their knowledge against peers surrounding core content.
Community Research — Digitally collect insights and analyze dynamic HCP conversation:
• Gather — Platform developed to gain qualitative insight into conversations occurring within targeted communities; emphasis placed on stimulating conversation to uncover predetermined learning objectives.
• Listen — Comprehensive analytics on organic conversations occurring surrounding supplied keyword or phrases; uncover online behaviors, preferences, and information needs of specialized audience.
Skipta provides a holistic approach using its social media expertise to sort community data for relevant insights and to harness those insights to inform and implement comprehensive and strategic communication plans.
Each community within the Skipta network provides a venue for healthcare professionals to interact with verified peers by specialty, fueling focused discussion and collaboration.
This rich information exchange provides a unique opportunity for healthcare stakeholders to gain actionable intelligence and meaningful insights from a targeted audience. Insights include the preferences and informational needs of specialized HCPs that are translated into strategic, targeted campaigns.