Tag Archives: healthcare

Creating and Maintaining a Strategic KOL Management and Engagement System

Across the pharmaceutical sector, regulatory and access issues have reshaped interactions with Key Opinion Leaders (KOLs). And with KOL interactions affecting everything from clinical development to product launch, the issue of strategically managing these critical exchanges looms large for small

Role of Medical Affairs Increasing in Oncology Launch

The Medical Affairs function plays a vital role in a host of oncology activities, including identification and engagement of Key Thought Leaders to guidance of commercial strategies and launch resources management. It is becoming increasingly apparent that a successful launch

Frustrations of a Pharmaceutical Market Researcher…

Not that long ago, I was updating a key research project here at Best Practices; and as usual, I was waiting on approval from our research manager. The approval delay made me agitated, but not nearly as much as when

Overcoming Regulatory Risks and Gaining Critical Insights through Social Media Listening

The pharmaceutical industry as a whole has struggled to delve into the social media world. The main reason for this is due to regulatory restrictions, with organizations fearful to engage in online conversations with patients due to the perceived high

Best Practices Hosting 6th Medical Affairs Consortium on HEOR

Best Practices will be hosting the sixth roundtable of our Medical Affairs Consortium on Thursday (May 28th) from 11:00AM-12:30PM (EST) via a virtual roundtable to discuss “Medical Affairs’ Role in Health Economics & Outcomes Research.” This is the final roundtable

As Mobile Surpasses Desktop Search, Poll of Digital Marketers Finds Industry Divided on Pharma’s Next Steps

In a digital advertising conference yesterday, Google announced that mobile searches have surpassed desktop searches in the U.S. and numerous other countries. This is big news, but a not necessarily stunning development to anyone paying close attention to the inexorable

One Way to Please the Boss (& the Boss’s Boss): Crafting Highly Effective Executive Briefs

A quick peek behind the curtain at the Best Practices Research Center and a Most Interesting Case that recently landed on my desk. We are a consulting firm whose clients work mainly in the pharma and biotech sector.  As a

Patient Centricity Has Arrived. Bigger Question: Where Is It Headed?

Patients have always been on pharma’s radar, though it has historically been as a target of marketing (the most obvious being Direct to Consumer (DTC) advertising).  But now under the banner of Patient Centricity, pharma companies large and small are

Six Digital Marketing Trends that will Affect the Pharmaceutical Industry in 2015

The pharma sector has long trailed more consumer and tech-savvy industries in the uptake of digital media for marketing their products. Uncertainty around industry regulations and how to safely interact with patients and physicians have prevented many large pharma organizations

Top Trends in 2015 – Is Your Organization Prepared?

2015 is here & with the New Year comes many new trends and topics of discussion. With the increasing importance of payers and high demand on evidence-based information, it is clear that there are many shifts happening in the pharmaceutical,

Internal Communication Commandments to Live By

In order to improve an organization as a whole, it is critical to improve internal corporate communications. Best Practices, LLC’s work highlights how companies deliver their internal messages and find the proper balance between informing and educating employees. We have seen companies

Medical Affairs Consortium: Impact Measures, Globalization & Compliance

On November 6, 2014 Best Practices, LLC hosted the 1st roundtable of the 2014-2015 Medical Affairs’ Consortium. The roundtable brought together leaders from: Baxter, Crescendo, Eli Lilly, Genentech, Incyte Corporation, Jazz Pharmaceuticals, Pfizer, Santen Inc., Teva, and Upsher-Smith. Leaders from

5 Things Pharma Professionals Need to Know About Big Data

Big Data has its roots in a set of statistical methods called econometrics A main feature of the finance, biology, and the social sciences is the apparent randomness of the behaviors being measured. Econometrics exists to distill the random and

Big Data in Pharma: What is Big Data?

We are past the peak of the Big Data hypecycle, not least of all because about half of the content on the topic put out by marketing gurus, branding experts, and other non-practitioners has moved on from extolling Big Data