Blog

One in Seven: Rheumatology Patient Nonadherence

COVID-19 has created a difficult environment for immunocompromised people due to many medications that treat rheumatic diseases.

Reports

Digital Transformation: August Patient Services Report

This issue explores how patients have responded to the digital transformation and why 86% of tech professionals said the pharma digital moment has arrived.

Reports

Patient Services Report - July 2021

In our July Patient Services Report, we provide an in-depth look at the recent rare disease market and evaluate the investment biopharma is making to enhance patient and HCP support in this space.

Blog

Psoriasis and Depression: The Lesser-Known Impact of the Disease

“Many people are familiar with the physical appearance of psoriasis, but most are unaware of the severe psychological impact it has on the patient,” says Clinical Nurse Educator Samara Ashley.

Reports

Patient Services Report - June 2021

Certain pandemic driven trends will continue to persist, thus having lasting impacts on how we develop commercial strategies.

Blog

Alzheimer's Disease: The Challenges Family Caregivers Face

Alzheimer's disease is the number one illness faced by caregivers of patients over 65 according to the 2020 Caregiving in the U.S. study by the National Alliance for Caregiving.

Blog

The Impact of COVID-19 on Alzheimers Treatment and Diagnosis

We often attribute forgetfulness to growing older, but could it be a sign of a more serious condition? Alzheimer’s and dementia deaths increased by 16% during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Reports

Patient Services Report - May 2021

Patient barriers and HCP challenges result in 84% of patients making errors in self-injecting and 45% of patients skipping and avoiding their injections altogether.

Blog

Let's Talk Bone Health

Several risk factors for osteoporosis are not within our control, but we do have some control of our bone health using nutrition tailored to our needs. Read Katie Driessens tips on our blog.

Reports

Patient Services Report - April 2021

In our April Patient Services Report, we explain how to measure patient support programs to assess their impact on patient adherence.

Blog

From Nurse to Educator: Making the Transition from Bedside Nurse to Nurse Educator

As a nurse, you play many roles in healthcare, but one of the most lasting and impactful roles is that of a patient educator.

Reports

Patient Services Report - March 2021

In the March Patient Services Report, we share insights on how clients are navigating this and recent technology and model innovations that have enabled success.

Webinars

The Next Frontier in Patient Adherence Programs

Tune in for a forward-leaning conversation about what the next frontier of patient support programs will look like as biopharma adopts new-to-market offerings.

Articles

Patient Adherence: Bridging the Gap

Patient adherence has become a competitive driver for the life sciences industry to realize the full clinical potential of their therapies and achieve even greater commercial success.

Blog

Healthy Living - Why is Proper Nutrition so Important?

As a Clinical Nurse Educator, Liza Maricle sees the negative impact of easy-to-obtain meals that are consumed out of convenience. Read Liza's tips for better nutrition.

Blog

For People with Rare Diseases, it is Often a Long and Winding Road

The patient journey is rarely linear for those with a rare disease. Jill Doran shares how patients and families who receive education and support can typically manage it bettter.

Reports

Patient Services Report - February 2021

In our February Patient Services Report, VMS explores why patient adherence has become a competitive driver and is no longer optional for biopharma to invest in.

Blog

A True Warrior and a Force To be Reckoned With

VMS Clinical Nurse Educator Jessica Schulte shares a heart-warming story about her nephew Weston, born with a rare congenital heart defect. Jessica shares tips for caregivers who receive a devastating diagnosis.

Blog

Men and Women – Heart Attack Symptoms May Differ

The heart is an amazing machine. Each minute, this muscle pumps 1.5 gallons of blood through 60,000 miles of heart vessels!

Blog

Help Your Patient Be an RA Warrior

VMS Clinical Nurse Educator Mary Schmalfeldt has tips for how HCPs can help their patients become an RA Warrior.

Reports

Patient Services Report - January 2021

Here's what we believe are the most notable trends for 2021 and a few of our takeaways from the CEC and JP Morgan Healthcare conference this month

Blog

VMS BioMarketing Pharmacists Play a Vital Role in Patient Education

This National Pharmacist Day January 12, VMS BioMarketing extends a heartfelt thank you to the many pharmacists who work in our Clinical Educator networks.

Blog

7 Ways to Support Families of Alzheimers Patients

During this National Alzheimer's Awareness Month, I've been reflecting on the many fond memories I have of my grandmother when I was a young child.

Presentations

HUB, SPP and eServices Conference: Andrea Heslin Smiley

Presentation by VMS BioMarketing President and CEO Andrea Heslin Smiley at the CBI HUB, SPP and eServices Virtual Conference.

Articles

Caring for the Caregivers: How Biopharma Can Lend a Hand

VMS Clinical Nurse Educators explain in this PM360 article how biopharma companies can support patient caregivers

Reports

Patient Services Report - December 2020

VMS continually conducts primary and secondary research to identify the latest trends in the behavioral health space

Blog

A Bad Traffic Jam - how HCPs can explain the correlation between diabetes and cardiovascular diseases

One way healthcare professionals can explain to patients the correlation between diabetes and heart disease.

Case Studies

Self-Injection Therapy: HCP and Patient Engagement

Measured Impact of VMS Self-injection Therapy Program on Target HCPs and Patients

Reports

Patient Services Report — November 2020

Biopharma is addressing patient adherence during COVID-19, by leveraging predictive analytics and tech-enabled support models like OneVoiceTM

Blog

Easing the journey for a newly-diagnosed breast cancer patient

As an oncology nurse specializing in breast cancer, I have witnessed the struggles patients endure and offer these suggestions for healthcare professionals working with people newly diagnosed with breast cancer.

Articles

Back to the Future: Pharma and HCP Engagement Post-Pandemic

Read VMS CEO Andrea Heslin Smiley’s comments in this MM&M e-book

Case Studies

Rare and Orphan Disease: HCP and Patient Engagement

Measured Impact of VMS Self-injection Therapy Program on Target HCPs and Patients

Whitepapers

Care Transitions within Integrated Health Systems (IHS)

Industry also can play a role in supporting patient transitions to ensure the safe use of prescribed products and therapy management

Articles

Commanders & Chiefs: Innovators

Read VMS SVP Abigail Mallon’s comments in this PharmaVOICE article

Reports

Patient Services Report - October 2020

Results of a healthcare professional survey we conducted on behalf of our biopharma clients

Articles

Championing Nurse Educators

An interview with VMS CEO Andrea Heslin Smiley in the American Nurses Foundation newsletter

Articles

Bringing the Patient Voice into Clinical Trials

Read VMS SVP Abigail Mallon’s comments in this PharmaVOICE article

Articles

Patient Heroes

PharmaVOICE article illustrates why VMS clinical educators are driven to help patients on a 1:1 basis to manage chronic illnesses

Reports

Patient Services Report - September 2020

Across our Biopharma programs, numerous patient and HCP insights demonstrate the large and growing impact CNEs are having

Articles

The Gravity of Nonadherence - and Ways to Address it

Read VMS SVP Abigail Mallon’s comments in PM360 magazine

Articles

Insight Incubator™

PM360 magazine selected the VMS Insight Incubator™ as one of the most innovative services in the biopharma industry in 2019

Case Studies

Biologic Therapy: Patient Engagement and Home Health

Measured Impact of VMS Biologic Therapy Program on Target HCPs and Patients

Reports

Patient Services Report - August 2020

The pandemic remains a highly prevalent factor requiring biopharma to deploy innovative HCP and patient engagement for the new normal

Reports

Patient Services Report — July 2020

Biopharma R&D innovation and the role of Clinical Nurse Educators

Webinars

The Increasing Importance of Patient Adherence and Real Patient Connections Amidst COVID-19

View this on-demand on the PharmaVOICE website

Reports

Patient Services Report - June 2020

Market forces and pandemic-related trends are increasing biopharma’s need to focus on areas where Clinical Nurse Educators can drive impact

Reports

Patient Services Report - May 2020

Risk of patient non-adherence is at an all-time high

Reports

The Right Connection Can Make a difference - Infographic

Patients receiving health coaching were almost 4X as likely to be adherent to medications

Reports

What Are Patients Saying?

VMS shares recent insights from our Clinical Educators

Reports

Patient Services Report - April 2020

Patient adherence is at the forefront of the conversation and is becoming a top business priority for Biopharma this year.

Case Studies

Oncology: Peer-to-Peer, HCP Engagement

Measured Impact of VMS Oncology Program on Target HCPs and Patients