3 ways medical affairs consultants added value during the COVID-19 Crisis 17 Mar 2021
The outsourcing of various functions has been a consistent and growing trend in the pharma industry, and the ways companies use outsourced services are continuing to evolve and expand. At PharmaMedic, we have fulfilled a demand for outsourced medical affairs solutions from biopharma and medical devices clients for over a decade.
Navigating an ever-changing, dynamic environment demands deep expertise and experience. Over the last year, we have been challenged to develop our skills still further as our consultants and teams have adapted to new ways of working and risen to the various challenges posed by the COVID-19 crisis. We have always championed the benefits of providing outsourced medical affairs solutions. Over the last 12 months, we have seen the advantages of this model come to the fore for customers in several ways.
Even in routine times, the skills gap in the pharmaceuticals industry is a genuine concern- and finding medical affairs staff with the right therapeutic and functional experience is not always straightforward. The COVID-19 crisis has forced sponsors to innovate, adapt processes and increase output over the last 12 months, often without additional permanent headcount. The ability to tap into an expert, experienced network to fill additional needs has proven invaluable for many organisations.
The pandemic response took organisations into new territory and necessitated a steep learning curve, not least around areas such as virtual congresses. Our consultants got up to speed quickly and gave clients advice and practical support in the light of emerging best practices from around the industry.
Peace of mind
During a time of adversity, it’s more important than ever that leaders retain focus and have a supportive team around them.
Knowing that you have seasoned medical affairs experts with decades of experience handling the day to day, gives peace of mind and limits distractions. A virtual solution frees up medical and operational leaders to focus on value-adding, strategic activities and pursuing the innovation required to respond to the crisis.
As we move forward, we look forward to helping our customers make the most of the agility they have developed over the last 12 months and continuing to thrive in a post-COVID-19 environment.
PharmaMedic provides clients with an adaptable and high-quality Medical Affairs Solution based on a network of experienced and dedicated experts. Get in touch to find out how we could help.