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Maria Kirsch

Senior Vice President, Head of Patient Services Operations

EVERSANA

Maria Kirsch

Maria is a decisive, strategic and forward-thinking leader with more than 20 years of experience across operational excellence and strategic development in the pharmaceutical industry. She previously served as Head of Patient Experience, Technology & Innovation at Novartis, where she focused on industry-leading, innovative strategies aimed at removing barriers for patients accessing and adhering to their medication.

Overseeing EVERSANA’s Patient Services Operations, Maria provides strategic and executive oversight to ensure the best possible patient and customer experience.

Expertise:

Affordability Programs (PAP, Copay), Clinical Trials, Commercialization, Data & Analytics, Digital Medicine, Hub & Adherence Solutions, Patient Journey, Patient Services, Patients, Specialty & Direct-to-Patient Distribution

Articles by Maria Kirsch

Advancing Beyond the Traditional Patient Adherence Model

Showcase Featured In PharmaVOICE – October 2020 Delivering value in the era of empowered patients renders the one-size-fits all patient services program obsolete. Not every treatment journey is consistently linear within a disease state because patients take different paths to medication adherence. For example, one patient may be compliant when prompted by a smartphone notification, while […]

Why are We Settling for Mediocre Patient Services Programs?

Patient Services Programs Are Falling Short
To give credit where credit is due, pharmaceutical manufacturers make a tremendous – and well-intended – effort to alleviate the product access obstacles and burdens patients and providers often endure when a new medication is prescribed. While interactive wellness apps, generous co-pay card offerings and essential patient assistance programs make a brand appear “patient-centric” and “easy to prescribe,” these programs fall short on the back end.

Advancing Beyond the Traditional Patient Adherence Model

Delivering value in the era of empowered patients renders the one-size-fit-all patient services program obsolete. Not every treatment journey is consistently linear within a disease state because patients take different paths to medication adherence. For example, one patient may be compliant when prompted by a smartphone notification while another relies on a caregiver for their […]

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