KOL Identification and Profiling
Thought Leader ID—ID is Thought Leader Select’s signature service–our industry-leading identification and profiling of key opinion leaders across multiple health professions and therapeutic areas. The foundational methodology of ID–deep profiling–is comprehensive. To achieve any number of medical experts for a given set of needs, we “boil the ocean” in our First Pass, ensuring that we never miss health care professionals (HCPs) who may be the right fit for the development initiative. Deep profiling is also customized—we tailor each research assessment to fit our clients’ unique needs.
More than anything else, our profiling is objective. Objectivity has many benefits to our clients: utilizing straightforward information achieved via unbiased means is not only ethical and compliant; it virtually guarantees a win-win situation for both our clients and health care professionals. The company knows it’s working with the right health experts at the right time, and for the right reasons. And HCPs know that objective analysis of their skills and experiences, coupled with a desire to match them with activities that fulfill their interests, will result in the advancement of their careers.
We offer two versions of Thought Leader ID: In Comprehensive View, we offer our deep-profiling services into the skills and experiences of key opinion leaders across 15 categories. For clients with smaller, more immediate needs, we also offer First Look, in which we select key opinion leaders using a more tightly-focused group of categories that yield the highest amounts of the most relevant data.
To date, Thought Leader Select has completed over 100 research assessments covering nearly 10,000 health experts across two dozen therapeutic areas and 35 disease states. Physicians, nurses, educators, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, dentists, veterinarians—Thought Leader ID is unlimited in its ability to capture relevant information on the skills and experiences of leaders in the medical community.
Thought Leader Emerge—Launched in the spring of 2010, Emerge is Thought Leader Select’s innovative tool for monitoring rising stars in the medical community. Like any group of leaders in any industry, physicians and other health care providers retire or cut back on the amount of practice hours and research work they perform year after year. With Emerge, client companies can monitor the evolving skills and experiences of recent fellowship graduates in a given specialty, who have joined the high-achieving world of key opinion leaders in medicine.
Thought Leader Centers—Through Centers, all of our research and assessment skills culminate in our evaluation of universities, renowned clinics, and research foundations for a holistic approach to thought leadership in the medical community. With centers of excellence assessments we take a drill-down approach, starting at the academic medical centers, then moving into affiliated hospitals and clinics, and, finally, providing identification and in-depth analysis of significant affiliated physicians in educational and clinical roles.
Thought Leader Market Access—One of our specialties, Market Access paves a smooth road to product reimbursement by organizing teams of payer/market access key opinion leaders. We convene teams of Thought Leaders with valuable pricing and reimbursement experience from a host of third-party payer organizations to provide critical, timely advice on issues surrounding pricing, market access, reimbursement and product performance in managed markets. From advisory groups that provide counsel to regulatory authorities and governments to members of local Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committees, Market Access helps our clients navigate the complex issues of pricing and reimbursement.