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New Study Highlights Strategies for Developing Strong Medical Information Groups in Pharmaceutical Companies

- Feb. 24, 2017 -- Medical information groups within the pharmaceutical sector are exploring ways to increase their self-service capabilities to manage inquiries from external stakeholders such as Health Care Providers (HCPs).

New research from consulting leader Best Practices, LLC found that many pharma organizations have developed self-service website portals where HCPs can sign on and ask questions electronically. This is just one of many findings to emerge from the new study about medical information groups, the function within pharma that helps develop publication materials and responds to stakeholder inquiries about products.

The report, "Critical Strategies to Develop Strong Medical Information Groups," produced reliable industry metrics that identify critical attributes that medical information groups should have to be effective.

The research:

  • Illustrates how leading Pharma and Biotech companies structure their medical information groups
  • Highlights strategies to align medical information activities with compliance
  • Outlines resource levels for medical affairs that create strong medical information groups
  • Identifies the ways for efficient internal collaboration
  • Explores strategies for managing several medical information activities

This study identifies which internal groups are key partners for medical information groups and the key challenges facing this function. In addition, it explores how leading pharma and biotech companies organize their medical information groups.

Best Practices, LLC engaged 26 Medical Affairs leaders at 25 biopharmaceutical companies for this research study. This report captures insights on two segments: company size and global/US-only.

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Best Practices, LLC is a leading benchmarking, consulting and advisory services firm serving biopharmaceutical and medical device companies worldwide. Best Practices, LLC's clients include all the top 10 and 48 of the top 50 global healthcare companies. The firm conducts primary research and consulting using its comprehensive proprietary benchmarking tools and analysis.

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