Navigation Links
CMR Institute: Education Key to Physician/Representative Relationship
Date:7/10/2008

ROANOKE, Va., July 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Today's Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) code announcement to end the practice of providing non-educational materials to physicians is another step toward enhancing the value of the physician/industry representative interaction, says Jim Dutton, president of CMR Institute, a leading non-profit organization dedicated to educating and certifying industry representatives.

(Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080710/NETH063LOGO )

Dutton says the PhRMA code revision banning the distribution of non-educational items such as pens, mugs and other "reminder" items to healthcare providers and staff, reinforces the industry's goal to educate healthcare professionals in order to benefit patients.

"Education is the key to making the representative's visit a valuable one for clinicians," says Dutton. "We believe a next step -- the adoption of uniform national certification standards -- would further demonstrate the industry's commitment to broadening the knowledge and expertise of representatives," he adds.

Dutton says a national certification validated by an independent organization would assure physicians that all certified representatives meet a baseline of science, compliance, and business knowledge. "Unbranded education that includes therapeutic knowledge, disease management, pharmacology, and patient quality-of-life issues will help representatives be a more valuable resource to physicians who have a critical need to have the most current and accurate information about medicine and advances in healthcare," Dutton says.

The PhRMA code has long encouraged undergraduate degrees in the sciences, and pharmaceutical companies provide extensive product training and professional development programs, Dutton says. "But required coursework providing more in-depth scientific knowledge and a greater understanding of the business of healthcare is a critical tool in helping pharmaceutical representatives make a more valuable contribution to the physician and ultimately to the patient," he adds.

Dutton says CMR Institute's 2007 research, which included physician focus groups and quantitative surveys, showed that more than 90 percent of physicians saw pharmaceutical representatives and placed a high value on well-educated representatives who demonstrate a high level of scientific and disease state knowledge.

CMR Institute was founded in 1966 by physicians in response to a need for increased therapeutic knowledge and industry expertise, and has educated more than 150,000 representatives from the nation's top pharmaceutical companies.

CMR Institute is an independent not-for-profit 501(c)3 organization that has provided advanced education and certification and set national standards for industry pharmaceutical representatives for 42 years. Its courses and certification programs are developed by leading industry experts and distinguished healthcare professionals from prestigious universities and academic medical centers, and include content in areas such as science, disease management, ethics and business. CMR Institute's not-for-profit status allows it to continually invest its resources in its curriculum to realize its mission, which is to advance knowledge to enhance healthcare. For a virtual visit to CMR Institute, see http://www.cmrinstitute.org.


'/>"/>
SOURCE CMR Institute
Copyright©2008 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related biology technology :

1. Saving Certified Continuing Medical Education (CME)
2. Worldwide Center for Adult Stem Cell Education LLC Changes Name to The Repair Stem Cell Institute LLC
3. Signalife Announces AFL Joins NIH Education Program
4. Modernizing Continuing Education With Online Courses
5. International Center for Adult Stem Cell Education Debuts at Spinal Cord Injury Symposium in Greece
6. One4One Campaign to Raise $1 Million to Improve Cervical Cancer Education and Resources
7. Pelikan Technologies and Lilly Form Alliance to Promote Diabetes Education
8. Cord Blood America Says Pennsylvania Joins New York and California in Establishing Educational Programs on the Benefits of Umbilical Cord Blood Storage
9. Win a $10,000 Education Fund for Your Miracle Child
10. Eastern Ergonomics Conference, June 24 in New York City; New One-Day Format, Focus on Core Ergonomics Education
11. New Books on Best Practices in Biotechnology Business Development and Biotechnology Education
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:10/11/2017)... BALTIMORE, Md. (PRWEB) , ... October 11, 2017 ... ... for digital pathology, announced today it will be hosting a Webinar titled, “Pathology ... of  Advanced Pathology Associates , on digital pathology adoption best practices and how ...
(Date:10/11/2017)... Florida (PRWEB) , ... October 11, 2017 , ... ... Drug Administration (FDA) has granted orphan drug designation to SBT-100, its novel anti-STAT3 ... for the treatment of osteosarcoma. SBT-100 is able to cross the cell membrane ...
(Date:10/10/2017)... International research firm Parks Associates announced today that ... TMA 2017 Annual Meeting , October 11 in Scottsdale, ... security market and how smart safety and security products impact the competitive ... Parks Associates: Smart Home Devices: Main ... "The residential security market has experienced continued ...
(Date:10/9/2017)... ... ... The award-winning American Farmer television series will feature 3 Bar Biologics in ... 8:30aET on RFD-TV. , With global population estimates nearing ten billion people by ... feed a growing nation. At the same time, many of our valuable resources are ...
Breaking Biology Technology:
(Date:5/23/2017)... the first robotic gym for the rehabilitation and functional motor sense evaluation ... Genoa, Italy . The first 30 robots will be available from ... . The technology was developed and patented at the IIT laboratories ... Technology thanks to a 10 million euro investment from entrepreneur Sergio Dompè. ... ...
(Date:5/6/2017)... , May 5, 2017 ... just announced a new breakthrough in biometric authentication ... exploits quantum mechanical properties to perform biometric authentication. These ... smart semiconductor material created by Ram Group and ... finance, entertainment, transportation, supply chains and security. Ram ...
(Date:4/18/2017)... , April 18, 2017  Socionext Inc., a global expert ... a media edge server, the M820, which features the company,s hybrid ... software provided by Tera Probe, Inc., will be showcased during the ... the NAB show at the Las Vegas ... ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):