Company exhibit reinforces Ashfield’s services to patients and HCPs.

Ivyland, PA (October 2016) – Ashfield, part of UDG Healthcare plc, is pleased to announce its participation in eyeforpharma’s 13th Annual Patient Summit USA 2016, being held October 10-11, in Philadelphia. Nareda Mills, Senior Vice President of Clinical Services, Ashfield, will present on “The Evolution of the Patient Relationship” during day 1 of this two-day event. Ashfield will reinforce this presentation with its patient journey exhibit showcasing how the company works as a trusted global partner tailoring an end-to-end patient experience.

Nareda’s presentation will review how changes to the health eco-system have demanded new offerings from the pharmaceutical industry and demonstrate how patient support programs have evolved to become a ‘cost of entry’ with delivery of adherence to these specialty drugs.  In addition, Nareda will explore how the industry can differentiate and innovate its patient programs to ensure it doesn’t create a ‘me too’ program to deliver a more effective outcome and she will define how to keep the HCP involved in these offerings, supporting strong dialogue between patient and HCP.

Nareda Mills“The sheer number of patient support programs evolving speaks to the need for such efforts, but we need to keep in mind that everyone learns in a different way,” notes Nareda. “Often times, despite a very well-reasoned information piece or video, a nurse is still needed to do a face-to-face to demonstrate how to use the product and potentially train a caregiver or family member. There is never a one-size-fits-all solution in dealing with patients and their handling of disease, and at Ashfield, our goal is to help the industry better understand this to be more effective in addressing the needs of both the patient, their caregivers and their HCP to be successful on treatment long-term.”

Ashfield will feature a new exhibit at the Patient Summit incorporating a patient journey infographic addressing the support Ashfield can provide along the patient journey to deliver an end-to-end experience. Patient, caregiver and HCP in-person, phone and education support can be provided throughout pre-diagnosis; diagnosis; realization, treatment and influence; adoption; use and administration; adherence, support and sustaining treatment.

“The eyeforpharma Patient Summit offers an excellent opportunity to forge relationships and build strategies to improve patient care along the journey,” notes Darren Kluesner, Marketing Director, North America of Ashfield Commercial and Clinical Services. “We are happy to join the senior pharmaceutical executives, regulatory authorities, providers, payers, advocates and patients attending in creating sustainable solutions in patient care.”

Visit our booth to learn how Ashfield can tailor patient and HCP services for your brand.

The Ashfield booth will be located in the foyer of Wyeth Ballroom in the Sonesta Hotel Philadelphia.

For inquiries:

Darren Kluesner, Marketing Director, North America

Ashfield Commercial & Medical Services

Tel: 215-347-1170

darren.kluesner@ashfieldhealthcare.com