RG+A Rated Among First Place Speakers at PMRG Institute

The Pharmaceutical Marketing Research Group (PMRG) released speaker evaluations from their annual industry conference, the PMRG Institute, held recently in New Brunswick, NJ.

Roger Green and Glenn Hamilton, MD’s talk titled Lessons from an Online Payer Community: Increasing the Importance of Guidelines, was popular with the audience and was among the highest rated presentations of the two-day event.

During their talk, Dr. Hamilton and Mr. Green discussed the impact of the Sovaldi launch and other upcoming blockbuster launches on how health plans monitor and plan for new launches.  Dr. Hamilton anticipated a future where payers refuse guidelines from groups like AASLD.  Mr. Green noted a change in the calculus for new medicines from cost:benefit or cost:efficiency ratios to a more basic question: “can we afford the out-of-pocket cost of reaping long-term benefits?” They concluded that plans will increase advance surveillance and post-launch control of medicines that threaten to increase cost of drug therapy dramatically.

The presentation scored high in overall audience satisfaction and educational content. The audience members also scored Mr. Green and Dr. Hamilton well in presenting the content clearly and effectively. They felt that the speakers were experts on their subject matter and provided key takeaways which could be implemented. Some respondents even noted that this talk was a factor in their attending the PMRG Institute conference.

The PMRG Institute is one of two annual industry events hosted by the Pharmaceutical Marketing Research Group. PMRG Connect will be held at the Gaylord National Harbor, MD on March 15-17, 2015. For more information visit www.PMRG.org

 About the speakers:

Mr. Green founded Roger Green and Associates, Inc. in 1991 and currently serves as President and Chief Executive Officer of the newly rebranded RG+A, and sponsor of the Health Payer Council® (HPC®).  Over the past twenty years, RG+A has led the Bio Pharma market in designing marketing research methods, insights, and modeling tools that promote greater understanding of what drives value in disease franchises and national/regional markets. In 2012, Mr. Green launched Health Payer Council, the first shared research community for MCO Medical and Pharmacy Directors.  Mr. Green is past President of PMRG and the 2008 recipient of the R.R. Fordyce Award.  He currently serves as ex officio Board member of the Marketing Research Institute International (MRII) and writes regularly for industry and other publications.

Dr. Hamilton has a broad range of experience in Health Care Management. He is a Board Certified Family Practice educator (former Residency Program Director) with over twenty years’ experience in managed care at the executive level for three different companies in commercial, Medicare and Medicaid lines of business. He has consulted with PBMs, investors, governmental agencies, academia and insurers. He is currently Senior Medical Director for Keystone Mercy Health Plan, a national leader in managed Medicaid.

For more information on this presentation or for future speaking opportunities, visit www.thinkRGA.com or call 267-744-6400.