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Don’t Hit “Send,” Say “Hello” Instead

AUTHOR: Jaime Patterson

The Value of an Open-Door Policy, a Phone Call and a Handshake Put down the smartphone. Step away from the email. Take a break from the emojis. Give your indoor voice some exercise and say something…out loud. When it comes…
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Build Trust by Being Transparent with Employees

AUTHOR: Jaime Patterson

The success of a business depends in large part on the quality of its leaders. A strong leader has the power to motivate, energize and drive results. They know how to get the best out of their team and build…
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Traffic Lights Don’t Work

AUTHOR: CMK SELECT

Effective performance metrics depend on a healthy culture and communication “No one will ever use red” is always the first comment at the start of every product launch kickoff when discussing how the team will report performance status. Followed immediately…
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Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategies (REMS) B2B Services

AUTHOR: CMK SELECT

A pharmaceutical technology company originally created a tool to validate the safety of medications, and while the tool effectively met the initial goal, after two years of use, many end-users wanted more automation, less paperwork and greater efficiencies.…
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Commercial IT Application Rationalization as a Result of Pharma M&A

AUTHOR: CMK SELECT

A biotechnology company was preparing for a merger and had no formal M&A processes in place for IT specifically. Most of its existing company-wide standard operating procedures and templates were hard to locate, many out of date, and…
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IT Resiliency

AUTHOR: CMK SELECT

A Top 10 global pharmaceutical company had been hacked as the unintended target of a malware attack that left their global network of business and lab devices unconfigured and inaccessible. Every department  was affected, and all commercial, financial…
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Assessing the Value of Project Management in Medical Affairs

AUTHOR: Jennifer Schaefer

Our previous posts in this series reviewed the history and evolution of Medical Affairs departments in the pharma industry, noting how the growth of these departments led to an increasing need for project management expertise. We then explored the ways…
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Project Management: How Medical Affairs Receives Value Every Day

AUTHOR: Jennifer Schaefer

In our prior article, we discussed the history and evolution of Medical Affairs departments, and reviewed how these departments have grown to perform so many integral functions within pharmaceutical companies. We also observed that, as Medical Affairs’ work streams have…
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Project Management: An Increasingly Important Aspect of Medical Affairs

AUTHOR: Jennifer Schaefer

In prior articles, we have discussed the critical role played by pharmaceutical companies’ Medical Affairs departments, particularly related to product launch preparations and execution. Now we’ll examine the growing importance of project management within Medical Affairs departments. The great separation…
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Implementing the Plan for Launch Excellence

AUTHOR: B.Turakhia

You’re approved! The months of preparation are in the past. It’s time to launch. By now, you’ve accomplished so much: You’ve built a rock-solid strategic foundation Your team is fully aligned with your launch objectives You have a strong value…
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Building on a Solid Foundation to Achieve Launch Excellence

AUTHOR: B.Turakhia

Create the plan. Execute the plan. Sounds easy, doesn’t it? Yet, if you’ve launched a product in healthcare, you know the reality. Even with a well-conceived plan and full organizational buy-in, effective execution can be a daunting challenge. Launch excellence…
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Achieving Launch Excellence: Creating a Foundation Success

AUTHOR: CMK SELECT

It’s time. Your product launch is coming. Are you prepared to go face-to-face with the marketplace? Our webinar, Achieving Launch Excellence: Creating a Foundation for Success, provides brand and marketing managers and other key launch stakeholders the tools and resources necessary…
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