The COVID-19 crisis changed the way people work across industries including the pharma industry. MD Analytics teamed up with the professional association for women in the pharma industry Women Leaders in Pharma to conduct a study on the impact on of COVID-19 on women who work in the pharma industry.
Pros of videoconference used for remote detailing for pharma: mimics in person interaction; easy to access; can share materials. The videoconference platform of choice for physicians is Zoom.
Pros of phone: easy to access; typically shorter; a less formal pharma remote detail.
Pros of email: easy to access; can reply when they want; a less formal pharma remote detail.
In-person pharma detailing interactions continue to differentiate themselves through familiarity and the ability to provide samples.
In order for videoconference meetings to succeed, it will be important for the sales rep to be concise and maintain the physicians’ interest.
Our infographic displays the findings in a visual format that is easily digested to inform remote detailing for pharma. Feel free to email this infographic to your colleagues or share on social media.
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The COVID-19 vaccination campaign is underway in Canada. However, the pandemic has significantly altered HCPs’ practices to date. These changes have impacted workloads, patient assessments, and interactions with pharma. A year into the pandemic, a national COVID-19 vaccination campaign is underway. This begs the question, how are Canadian HCPs doing today? What do they foresee moving forward? Our latest short survey presents the current state of HCPs’ practices in Canada and their assessment of the government’s management of COVID-19.
The COVID-19 crisis has significantly impacted physicians’ practices; but how and to what extent? Physicians have been managing significant workloads, while learning on the fly how to navigate and setup virtual meetings. Maintaining high levels of patient care while minimizing in-person interactions has also been challenging.
Strong online advertising and messaging are key to maximizing impact of any marketing campaign. With recent restrictions on in-person interactions, online advertising and messaging play an even greater role in reaching physicians. Our findings from a survey of n=227 Canadian physicians show that 82% of Canadian physicians have increased their use of online platforms as a result of COVID-19, 48% significantly so.