How Pharma Can Drive Value and Embrace Change in an Evolving Marketplace

Posted by Ian Wilcox on Fri, Apr 05, 2019


This blog post is the second in a two-part series on the future of sales in the pharmaceutical industry.

In my previous post, I shared why pharma sales organizations need to adapt to today’s evolving healthcare marketplace: Advances in technology and other market trends—such as the proliferation of artificial intelligence, the ongoing debate over the Affordable Care Act in the U.S. and decreased access to physicians—are shaking up the industry.


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Three Ways to Get the Most from Your Field-Based Roles

Posted by Alex Turok on Wed, Apr 03, 2019

Howard Deutsch co-wrote this blog post with Alex Turok. 

The evolution in the U.S. healthcare ecosystem has made it more complex. Individual physicians and small group practices have given way to large, integrated health systems with an array of stakeholders who have different needs, expectations and motivations. To engage effectively in this environment, pharma has developed new field-based roles beyond the classic sales rep to help train nurses, create awareness of companion diagnostics and interpret biomarker test results, manage complex authorization processes and much more. Yet while these roles address critical steps along the patient journey, pharma can get significantly more value from their non-rep roles.


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Automate Business Analytics to Boost Sales and Marketing ROI, ASAP

Posted by Maria Kliatchko on Mon, Sep 23, 2013

A sales rep’s regularly scheduled appointments are interrupted by an alert on his smartphone or iPad. A nearby practice serving a large patient population recently enrolled in a regional health-care plan. In short order, he receives a Google map to that office, details about the practice, as well as patient and physician characteristics, and reminders of key brand, payer and compliance messages. The rep arrives at the unplanned call fully prepared to present his therapies.

This scenario is just one example of how pharma company IT departments can combine Big Data, predictive analytics, technological mobility and social media to accelerate the pace at which sales and marketing teams make the best decisions possible.


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