New Managed Markets E-Learning Courses From Pharmaceutical Institute Offer a Complete Public Payer Perspective
RALEIGH, N.C., Aug. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Pharmaceutical Institute, the leading provider of specialized training solutions for the pharmaceutical and biotech industry and a subsidiary of Campbell Alliance, has announced the availability of five new and updated e-courses designed to train managed markets and sales professionals on the inner-workings of US government health systems and programs.
Part of the Managed Markets Excellence® series, this public-sector-focused collection includes the following interactive e-courses:
- Federal Markets: Department of Defense and TRICARE (NEW)
- Federal Markets: Veterans Affairs (NEW)
- Medicare Part B (NEW)
- Medicare (Updated)
- Medicaid (Updated)
While the three e-courses covering the Federal Markets and Medicare Part B are new, the Medicare and Medicaid e-courses have been updated to reflect changes in the current managed markets environment—including the impact of the Affordable Care Act. They have also been redesigned to deliver highly interactive learning experiences via most electronic and mobile devices.
According to Garry O'Grady, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Pharmaceutical Institute, working successfully with public payers requires a unique knowledge base. "Public markets differ from the commercial sector in many ways," he said. "Through these courses, pharmaceutical companies can effectively teach their managed markets and sales teams the ins and outs of how government systems operate."
Each of these interactive courses, along with 40 new and updated courses in the Managed Markets Excellence® series, is available for electronic tablet, smart phone, and other handheld mobile devices—whether PC or Mac—including Apple iPad.
For a complete list of Managed Markets Excellence® courses, download the series brochure at http://www.pharmainstitute.com/userfiles/File/Managed-Markets-Brochure.pdf.
For more information about these courses, Pharmaceutical Institute's mobile learning capabilities, or custom course development, contact Pharmaceutical Institute at www.pharmainstitute.com/contact.
About Pharmaceutical Institute
Pharmaceutical Institute is the leading provider of specialized training programs for the pharmaceutical and biotech industry. We partner with subject matter experts from our parent company, Campbell Alliance, to develop high-impact distance learning solutions for professionals within all major pharmaceutical company functions including brand management, business development, clinical development, managed markets, medical affairs, sales, and trade and distribution. Pharmaceutical Institute is based in Raleigh, NC. For more information, please visit http://www.pharmainstitute.com.
About Campbell Alliance
Campbell Alliance is the Consulting business segment of inVentiv Health, a leading global provider of best-in-class clinical, commercial, and consulting services to companies seeking to accelerate performance. Campbell Alliance is an industry leader in biopharmaceutical and medical technology consulting. The firm's clients include all of the world's top-20 pharmaceutical companies, as well as numerous emerging and midsize firms. Campbell Alliance is organized into practice areas, each specializing in a critical industry function: Brand Management, Clinical Development, Commercial Effectiveness, Corporate Development, Medical Affairs, and Pricing and Market Access. From its locations in New York City; Raleigh, NC; Parsippany, NJ; Somerset, NJ; Newtown, PA; Los Angeles; San Francisco; Chicago; Boston; Philadelphia; London; and Zug, Switzerland, the firm serves clients throughout North America, Europe, and Japan. For more information on Campbell Alliance, please visit http://www.campbellalliance.com.
About inVentiv Health
inVentiv Health, Inc. is a leading global provider of best-in-class clinical, commercial, and consulting services to companies seeking to accelerate performance. inVentiv's client roster includes more than 550 pharmaceutical, biotech, and life sciences companies. With 13,000 employees in 40 countries, inVentiv rapidly transforms promising ideas into commercial reality. inVentiv Health Inc. is privately owned by inVentiv Group Holdings Inc., an organization sponsored by affiliates of Thomas H. Lee Partners, L.P., Liberty Lane Partners, and members of the inVentiv management team. For more information, visit http://www.inventivhealth.com.
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