Putting Ops in front and center of DevOps

Whether you are a large Enterprise in the middle of transforming your application portfolio or a startup building brand new web/mobile apps, DevOps concepts when applied in the right manner in conjunction with the latest technology and automation tools, help accelerate time to market and minimize re-work during go live or post-go live blues.

In…

By |January 25, 2016|Categories: Blog||Comments Off on Putting Ops in front and center of DevOps

Making Meetings More Engaging Resulting in Increased Content Retention & Brand Loyalty

Ever sit through a didactic (basically a one-way conversation usually served with a side of death by PowerPoint) presentation, in a dark meeting room… and within 5 minutes, your mind starts to wander? Next thing you know, phone or tablet comes out, and off you go into your own world. You suddenly emerge when…

By |January 13, 2016|Categories: Blog||Comments Off on Making Meetings More Engaging Resulting in Increased Content Retention & Brand Loyalty

To Web or Not to Web

A common need shared by our Sales and Marketing clients is to deliver promotional speaker programs in a more efficient and effective manner. More specifically, many of our clients are looking to AHM to help them leverage additional speaker program formats. The formats they seek are those that are less expensive than traditional in-person…

By |January 6, 2016|Categories: Blog||Comments Off on To Web or Not to Web

CALCULATING MEAL ALLOCATION COSTS — LESSONS LEARNED

Industry compliance and transfer of value scrutiny has created an atmosphere where tracking cost and the process by which they are calculated is high priority. AHM, a leading vendor of assisting life sciences clients with managing HCP Interactions, understands the imperative to be diligent in this effort while recognizing that our clients have an…

By |December 18, 2015|Categories: Blog||Comments Off on CALCULATING MEAL ALLOCATION COSTS — LESSONS LEARNED

Cost Saving Strategy for Your Next Meeting

‘Tis the season to be talking bargains… Black Friday… Cyber Monday… Who doesn’t enjoy getting premium items “on sale”? That’s the objective when we engage with our customers on their meeting needs and develop a timeline to maximize savings (& increase attendance as a bonus). The most critical component is “time”. When you have…

By |December 11, 2015|Categories: Blog||Comments Off on Cost Saving Strategy for Your Next Meeting

Leadership Series Part 1c – Giving Credit Where It’s Due

The Life Sciences industry is challenging, ever changing, and complex — with many moving parts — and multiple stakeholders with diverse demands. To survive, thrive and meet the needs of clients, agencies, like AHM have to be agile and respond quickly. Success depends on people taking the initiative and being smart — and sometimes…

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Leadership Series Part 1b: Be the leader others choose to follow

The world needs leaders. As noted in a previous blog, leaders are people who break barriers, think outside the box, initiate real change…and unleash the creative potential of others.

There are few areas of human activity where those capabilities are not in short supply. But how do people become leaders? Is it an evolutionary…

By |November 23, 2015|Categories: Blog||Comments Off on Leadership Series Part 1b: Be the leader others choose to follow

Leadership Series Part 1a — Leadership: We Need It, But What Is It?

As Mark Twain once noted, “Everybody talks about the weather, but nobody does anything about it.” In a similar vein, people often talk about leadership, but they rarely stop to define what they mean.

One of the definitions offered by Webster’s Dictionary for leadership is, “the power or ability to lead other people.” Certainly, that’s…

By |November 17, 2015|Categories: Blog||Comments Off on Leadership Series Part 1a — Leadership: We Need It, But What Is It?

Compliant HCP Interactions: Tactical Necessity or Strategic Imperative?

My recent flight to Shanghai provided plenty of opportunity to reflect on the challenges that exist for pharmaceutical companies operating in China. Top of mind are the logistical challenges in a country of such scale and diversity and how this impacts compliance initiatives, specifically managing HCP interactions.

With Corporate Integrity Agreements in the US commonplace…

By |November 10, 2015|Categories: Blog||Comments Off on Compliant HCP Interactions: Tactical Necessity or Strategic Imperative?

How Many Speakers Do I Need?

Fall is here and it is time to plan for the upcoming year. An important component of Speaker Program goals is having the right number of speakers. Recruiting too few speakers could prevent you from reaching your program goals. On the other hand, training more speakers than you will utilize has other consequences—unnecessary training…

By |November 4, 2015|Categories: Blog||Comments Off on How Many Speakers Do I Need?

Is it better to give than to receive?

That may be the wrong question…because the answer may be “both.”

President Calvin Coolidge famously declared that the business of America is business. He wasn’t wrong. In the US we celebrate the entrepreneurs and tycoons as the superstars of an achievement oriented culture.

Of course, it is also true, that there is more to…

By |October 28, 2015|Categories: Blog||Comments Off on Is it better to give than to receive?

Death of Safe Harbor — A Compliance Inhibitor

It was nice while it lasted. The US-EU Safe Harbor system, a triumph of diplomacy, commonsense, and rationality, was a simplified process that US companies were able to adopt to comply with the EU Directive 95/46/EC on the protection of personal data.

A product of the US Department of Commerce and the European Union, Safe…

By |October 16, 2015|Categories: Blog||Comments Off on Death of Safe Harbor — A Compliance Inhibitor