Skila KOL Experts Featured in Pharmaceutical Executive Europe

November 16, 2007 (PRLEAP.COM) Health News
Morris Plains, NJ, November 16, 2007 – Skila, A Sela2 Company, conveys it’s experience and recommendations in managing key opinion leaders in a recent article entitled: “Going Global: A Paradigm Shift in KOL Management.” The article, which appears in the October 2007 issue of Pharmaceutical Executive Europe, describes new trends and depicts a holistic approach to Key Opinion Leader Management.

Realizing that today’s fast-paced global business environment mandates coordination and transparency when it comes to managing KOL relationships, Skila’s experts in Key Opinion Leader Management, Simon Mason, Jillian Lin and Karen Keneflick-Massand, have truly revolutionized the way in which life science companies handle KOL Management. According to Skila’s experts, “The evolution of a truly global strategic approach to KOL relationships demands a certain paradigm shift from focusing solely on building external relationships on an activity-centred basis to understanding the consequence of not having a well defined, internal process and capability in place to tie activities to strategic initiatives across the entire global organization.”

The authors discuss these new trends and common hurdles in the implementation of KOL programs in a global organization that touches opinion leaders in many different ways. The article also describes the 6 Tenets of KOL Management and focuses on how important this methodology is when compliance with different regulatory bodies on a worldwide basis is critical to the brand’s success.

The “Going Global: A Paradigm Shift in KOL Management” article is available online at:—A-Paradigm-Shift-in-KOL-Management/ArticleStandard/Article/detail/461039?contextCategoryId=42721

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