Medical Affairs Best Practices

Best Practices, LLC has conducted extensive research in the field of Medical Affairs. Browse through and sample our published Medical Affairs research in the topics below:

Roles, Resourcing and Management of Medical Science Liaisons
As the medical science liaison (MSL) function continues to gain importance in building and strengthening KOL relationships, medical affairs leaders are continually re-assessing their MSL management practices to be successful in the competitive environment. Best Practices, LLC undertook this research to examine the growing roles and responsibilities of Medical Science Liaisons within leading healthcare organizations. The study captures critical insights across MSL operational, performance, and management fronts which includes the headcount, span of control, deployment factors, volume and mode of thought leader interactions, and medical science liaison performance measurement. Medical Affairs leaders can use this study as a benchmark for future strategic and resource planning and best-practice implementation for the medical science liaison function.

Building Strong Field-Based Medical Teams to Support New Cardiovascular and Diabetes Products
Field-based medical teams comprise a diverse set of liaisons who serve critical external customers such as physicians, payers and patients. In this task it is vital to assign and execute distinct roles and responsibilities to each of these liaison types to avoid internal conflict and improve customer engagement. Best Practices, LLC undertook this benchmarking research to identify the strategies employed by leading biotech and pharmaeutical companies to develop effective field-based medical teams, especially in support of new treatments in the cardiovascular and diabetes therapeutic areas. This report provides powerful insights and benchmarks into the deployment of Medical Science Liaisons (MSLs) and Health Outcomes Liaisons (HOLs), including value associated with key field-based activities, time allocation for critical activities, key performance indicators, thought leader visit frequency, staffing and training trends.

Authorship Selection for Medical Publications at Pharmaceutical and Biotech Companies
Medical publications are an important and credible means of communicating relevant scientific information about a company's existing and pipeline products to healthcare professionals. However, pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies encounter potential gray areas when it comes to authorship selection for articles and handling author transitions to another company or institution. Best Practices, LLC undertook this benchmarking research to help pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies effectively shape their publication policies. In particular, this report delivers benchmarks around authorship selection criteria, selection process and author transition to other organizations.


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