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Latest Best Practices LLC Stories

2014-04-18 20:21:10

CHAPEL HILL, N.C., April 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In today's highly competitive and demanding healthcare landscape, pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device companies greatly rely on thought leaders to influence the important decisions relevant to their products. Thought leaders are the bellwethers of market direction, as they help companies to better understand where therapeutic guidelines and practices are headed and they influence how practicing physicians respond to new...

2014-04-18 20:20:48

CHAPEL HILL, N.C., April 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Medical Device organizations are increasingly being challenged to deliver exceptional services to a diverse set of customers and stakeholders. On top of this, concerns about compliance and legal limitations are forcing companies to re-examine how their medical science liaisons (MSLs) and internal medical staff are working to build relationships with key customer groups and decision-makers. Given the expanding role of MSLs, it's critical for...

2014-04-04 20:21:51

CHAPEL HILL, N.C., April 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In the face of technology advances and regulatory pressures, the pharmaceutical and medical device industries are changing how they approach medical education. It's in this environment of transition that many organizations are struggling to have the right staffing, investment, and delivery platforms to provide valuable education opportunities for healthcare practitioners. Research and consulting firm Best Practices®, LLC has published a...

2014-04-04 20:21:42

CHAPEL HILL, N.C., April 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Charged with building and maintaining physician relationships, pharmaceutical Medical Affairs organizations typically oversee several important activities -- including publications, KOL programs, grants and medical education (CME) -- that have been impacted in recent years by a call for increased transparency. With the recent changes in the healthcare landscape, the Medical Affairs function has played an enormous role in guiding the...

2014-04-04 20:21:41

CHAPEL HILL, N.C., April 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Corporate library and information centers, especially in the pharmaceutical sector, are increasingly being challenged to provide value to their organizations while simultaneously balancing budget, resource and service levels. To survive in this difficult environment and to have the greatest impact for their customers, library leaders have to effectively cope with the many forces of change that are shaping their business models, services, and...

2014-03-21 16:23:31

CHAPEL HILL, N.C., March 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The way that organizations train their sales reps- both new and experienced- plays a critical role in their success. In today's increasingly competitive pharmaceutical marketplace, sales organizations are under pressure to drive overall organizational success. Despite this, trends and technologies are constantly evolving and pharmaceutical companies are finding it increasingly challenging to cope with these changes and deliver exceptional...

2014-03-21 12:23:42

CHAPEL HILL, N.C., March 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Medical Affairs function plays a critical role in meeting current challenges in clinical development, market education, and regulatory compliance. Indeed, most healthcare professionals agree that the Medical Affairs function plays an enormous role in guiding the healthcare sector's ongoing transition from simply drug marketing to dealing with a wide range of stakeholders who influence market access. As the importance of Medical...

2014-03-14 20:21:29

CHAPEL HILL, N.C., March 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Despite all of the changes in today's healthcare environment, the importance of Key Opinion Leaders (KOLs) remains steady. Biopharmaceutical companies are now being challenged to establish an effective and efficient approach to coordinating KOL interactions across the organization. Faced with regulatory changes and declining access, organizations have placed an increased emphasis on developing a strategic approach to KOL management....

2014-03-07 20:22:35

CHAPEL HILL, N.C., March 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- New technologies continue to transform the way that consumers educate themselves and make critical purchasing decisions. In order to better meet the needs of customers, organizations across industries must constantly re-evaluate their consumer marketing playbook, as well as their marketing research analysis approaches. Although organizations are investigating new technologies and tools, many are still running into many challenges that are...

2014-03-01 12:20:23

CHAPEL HILL, N.C., March 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The healthcare marketplace is rapidly and sometimes chaotically evolving. In today's healthcare environment, private and public payers are assuming greater power and control. Payer coverage, support or opposition plays a critical role in the success or failure for a new biopharmaceutical product. Any organization hoping to win in this competitive marketplace must understand how to navigate through the "payer ecosystem." Bio-pharma companies...