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SPECIAL: Highlights from Medical Affairs Consortium 3rd Roundtable

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The Medical Affairs function is constantly changing & leaders are being presented with various obstacles and hurdles they must overcome. One of the key areas that leaders have been struggling with recently is effective thought leader management. In order to

Medical Affairs Consortium: Winning Strategies for Successful Thought Leader Management

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In today’s extremely competitive and demanding healthcare landscape, pharmaceutical, biotech, and medical device organizations heavily rely on thought leaders to influence the important decisions relevant to their products. Likewise, the Medical Affairs function plays a critical role in meeting current

Best Practices in KOL Management

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Thought leaders play a critical role throughout every stage of the development of new pharmaceutical products. In fact, success in the pharmaceutical sector is often linked to an organization’s ability to build, maintain and manage relationships with Key Opinion Leaders

Medical Affairs Excellence: Size of MSL Teams

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As the Medical Affairs’ function continues to evolve, leaders must constantly reevaluate how they structure and staff this critical function. In order to truly enhance organizational effectiveness, leading healthcare companies must find the ideal staffing levels to run sleek and

Medical Affairs Excellence: Leadership & Value

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One of the first steps in ensuring that your organization has a strong Medical Affairs function is to ensure that you have the appropriate leadership. From our Medical Affairs Consortium research & 2nd roundtable we found that the growing importance

Medical Affairs Excellence: Performance Metrics

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The Medical Affairs function plays an enormous role in meeting current challenges in clinical development, market education, and regulatory compliance.  As the importance of Medical Affairs continues to grow and the marketplace evolves, defining key performance metrics and utilizing them

Factors Driving Changes & Growth in the Healthcare Industry

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In the past five years the healthcare industry has experienced many changes & has continued to grow.  According to recent research by Software Advice (Healthcare’s Fastest-Growing Companies- By The Numbers), “the average health company on the Inc. 5000 list generated

Medical Affairs Excellence: Budget Trends & Outsourcing

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Understanding how to fully deliver value within the Medical Affairs function is a challenge many leaders are facing. In today’s ever-changing healthcare landscape, leaders are constantly adjusting their budgets and outsourcing as the Medical Affairs function continues to grow in

Medical Affairs’ Excellence: Spend Allocation & Staffing

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As the Medical Affairs function continues to change, so too does the way that leaders are staffing this critical function. In today’s competitive healthcare environment, there are many pressures that are affecting the spending & staffing levels of Medical Affairs

Medical Affairs: Structuring & Strong Leadership Critical for Success

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Faced with shrinking sales forces, pharmaceutical companies are relying on other functions such as Medical Affairs to enhance the efforts of sales and marketing to accelerate product and business growth. Due to the increasingly important nature of the Medical Affairs

Successfully Deploying iPads to Medical Science Liaisons (MSLs)

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Advances in technology have opened doors for bio-pharmaceutical companies to a gain competitive edge in the competitive healthcare market. Despite this, Medical Science Liaisons (MSLs) are still struggling to efficiently utilize iPads & effectively connect healthcare thought leaders and physicians.

Aligning Medical Affairs Capabilities In A Changing Health Care Environment Study – Your Expertise Needed!

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Plagued by limited resources, personnel turnover, and a rigorous regulatory environment, Medical Affairs functions in the Pharma industry often lack defined goals, cross-functional communication, and measurable return on investment. Despite the many struggles associated with developing & maintaining strong Medical

How to: Avoid Falling Back in Medical Affairs

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The Healthcare sector has been adjusting to a new era of changing policies. While the importance of Health Economics Outcomes Research increases, so does the prominence of Key Opinion Leaders (KOLs). Many healthcare professionals agree that Medical Affairs takes on an

Medical Affairs Improving & Re-inventing Itself For Global Success

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The role of Medical Affairs continues to evolve and grow in importance in the pharmaceutical industry. Intensified regulatory scrutiny, increasing competition, and growing price pressures are all hurdles that leaders must overcome. As organizations seek to grow customer loyalty and