Medical Affairs Management


Medical Affairs Management provides executives with insights and benchmarks about global medical affairs teams’ overall structure and resources, as well as 15 different subfunctions. It also explores internal and external trends affecting global medical affairs strategy development. The report’s data were compiled from global, US and country-level teams for Top 10, Top 50, small and device companies. Armed with these data, medical affairs leaders will continue to innovate and prove the strategic value and overall necessity of medical affairs. Use this report to implement best practices for developing a consistent global medical affairs strategy.

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Top Reasons to Read This Medical Affairs Report

Benchmark resources for medical teams — and for 15 vital subfunctions: As the strategic influence of medical affairs grows, ensuring proper resource support is essential. This report showcases structures, budgets & outsourcing and staffing metrics for medical teams — across company type and team scope (global, US and country-level) — as a whole. Six of this study’s nine chapters also delve into these resource benchmarks for individual subfunctions. The breadth and depth of Medical Affairs Management make this study a one-stop source for medical affairs resource allocation and trends.

Stay ahead of, and prepare for, the latest medical affairs trends: Today’s life sciences landscape calls for an ever-increasing need for medical and scientific information. Gain insight into how the medical function is evolving to meet new opportunities and challenges. This report pinpoints the most exciting and concerning trends facing these groups today and compiles direct feedback from leading executives on how they are innovating to better serve healthcare stakeholders, patients and the internal organization.

Establish balanced firewalls to encourage medical affairs’ involvement in corporate strategy: Medical affairs is essentially the keeper of scientific information. These data color just about everything the company does — from sales rep conversations to marketing to portfolio planning and beyond. Despite the benefits of medical affairs’ involvement, a large factor in the function’s ability to impact company strategies is the severity of internal firewalls and the level of communication medical teams have with other departments. This report discusses how to establish firewalls between commercial and medical teams that enable communication while remaining compliant; how to identify the best structure and communication methods for your medical team; and how to determine which subfunctions your medical affairs team should support.

Questions This Study Answers about Global Medical Affairs

  1. Does my medical affairs function have enough resources — people, money and tools — to carry out our responsibilities?
  2. What are some innovative ways that my team can demonstrate value to the internal organization?
  3. How can our team use key performance indicators (KPIs) and other measures to prove medical affairs’ value?
  4. How can my company structure medical affairs teams to improve cross-team communication?
  5. How can we ensure appropriate, compliant interaction between our medical and commercial groups despite industry-mandated firewalls?
  6. What are the most exciting — and most concerning — trends facing medical affairs today? Is my team well-equipped to handle any and all upcoming changes?
  7. How should my team allocate its resources to different subfunctions?
  8. Should my team house expanding functions like HEOR and Phase 4 studies?
Price $6,495
Publication Date October 2015
Pages 476
Chapters 9
Metrics 500 +
Charts / Graphics 380 +