As private practices close and the number of doctors joining rep-restricted hospital-based and integrated delivery networks of healthcare increases, pharma needs to look at the advantages of mobile marketing to “detail” these hospital-based professionals.

Before there are new therapies to set a firm apart, there is a far more fundamental need that competitiveness will ultimately hinge on: high-quality, diversified, annotated human biospecimens.

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More than half of the world’s population will live in countries where medicine use will exceed one dose per person per day by 2020, up from 31 percent in 2005, as the “medicine use gap” between developed and pharmerging markets narrows, according to research by the IMS Institute for Healthcare Informatics.

Even experienced pharma marketers who may have years of developing marketing and communication strategies for hospitals and/or vertically integrated systems might not fully understand and appreciate the critical needs and differentiators of inpatient physicians. With the way this increasingly important channel has quickly evolved, driven by healthcare reform and the value-based reimbursement environment, how can they not only keep up but get out ahead of the needs and solutions this market requires? How will they learn what they need to know to position their products for success? The answer is by listening and partnering.

A recent survey by Accenture found that most U.S. doctors are more proficient using electronic medical records than they were two years ago, but fewer believe that EMR has improved treatment decisions, reduced medical errors or improved health outcomes. The U.S. findings, part of a six-country survey of more than 2,600 physicians, including roughly 600 […]