admedicum opens office in Paris and announces Razak Ellafi joining the team
Razak joins a growing team of patient engagement professionals
Following continuous growth and internationalisation of collaboration with patients and companies across Europe we are excited to announce the opening of admedicum Paris, France! The Paris office joins our established offices in Cologne, Barcelona and Amsterdam and further strengthens our European-wide expertise in patient engagement and patient access.
We are very pleased to welcome Razak Ellafi as International Patient Engagement Expert, Head of Paris Office, to our international team! Razak brings a strong background in digital and social innovation and public policy to the development of patient engagement. He also has many years of experience with working in large corporate structures in the field of IT.
Over the last three years Razak was instrumental in building ComPaRe (Communauté de Patients pour la Recherche) as one of the largest real-world evidence platforms through patient participation. The project had the specific mission of increasing patient engagement in medical research in France.
Working closely with patient organizations, researchers, and media on behalf of Greater Paris University Hospitals (AP-HP), he created a large and trustworthy network among French patient groups. During his tenure, 40,000 patients joined COMPARE to participate in medical research on their chronic diseases thru patient-reported outcomes.
We are very much looking forward to further advancing on our mission to make patient engagement “business as usual”. More and more national and international collaborations with patient groups and companies including multi-stakeholder alliances make us confident that we are able to significantly contribute.
admedicum® Business for Patients brings together the services of healthcare companies and the needs of patients. We strive for credibility, genuine cooperation and a sustainable benefit for all. We are guided by the common good and always ensure transparency, independence of all partners and respect for human dignity.
We are specialists in patient engagement and patient access in research, development and access to treatment, medical devices and services.
We network the knowledge and skills of patients, patient organizations and healthcare companies in Europe. The team of admedicum Business for Patients combines a deep understanding of both the particularities of patient groups and industry from years of practical experience. Our special expertise is to merge patient benefits and corporate success in all projects and to achieve measurable results.