Case Studies

Your Beacon of Light Amid a Sea of Data

Looking for a healthcare consultant but not sure where to start? Feeling challenged by dealing with real world data?

Enter MedNavigate! Learn more and discover what we can do for you.

MedNavigate is your beacon of light amid a sea of data and will illuminate your path to success. Schedule an initial consultation today with Founder & Managing Director Nancy Hedlund and get started on your journey with us!

medical-device-case study

Real evidence. Real solutions. Real value.

A medical device company engaged MedNavigate for three challenges.

Discovering Treatment Patterns And Healing Rates

The first challenge was to generate insights about patients with chronic, hard-to-heal wounds. MedNavigate helped the company to understand which external data sources could be useful to gain insight into current treatment practices and associated healing rates for this patient population. The consultancy not only generated the knowledge but also provided training to the medical device company’s internal team. This learning and training enabled the device company to “learn to fish” rather than having an ongoing dependence on MedNavigate.

Obtaining Value from Previously Licensed Data

The second quandary was to review a data asset previously licensed by the device company that was thought to have minimal end value. MedNavigate was able to assist with effectively querying the dataset and recommended additional record fields to make the dataset more powerful and robust. Dr. Nancy Hedlund then negotiated with the data-licensing vendor on the organization’s behalf, resulting in the procurement of these additional record fields at no additional cost to the company. At the same time, Dr. Hedlund partnered with the internal clinical and market access teams to create a product catalog to produce clinically meaningful summary statistics that ultimately led to the development of multiple conference abstracts.

Identifying Relevant Competitive Research

The third task MedNavigate accepted was to conduct a thorough search of the medical literature and database for two distinct therapeutic indications. This enabled the medical device company to identify relevant competitors and corresponding research produced by each. MedNavigate also compiled summary evidence tables and an informative presentation for sharing of findings across the company.

MedNavigate Launches, Earns Official Registrations; Solidifying Status as Expert Advisory Corporation

September 2021 

Libertyville, Illinois MedNavigate was approved as a registered small business supplier for the State of Illinois and the Federal Government ( purchasing system. 

After its inception in 2009, the consultancy fully launched in early 2021. It continues to grow and adapt to meet the needs of the constantly evolving scientific and health-medical space. MedNavigate has also joined as a registered supplier and is now registered as a business entity with Dun and Bradstreet.  

MedNavigate is a Real-World Evidence (RWE) advisory corporation committed to assisting its bio-tech, medical device, and health-IT clients with the identification, ingestion and ultimate harvest of the right Real-World Data (RWD) elements to support business objectives. 

The company’s advisors guide clients through conducting research, performing analytics, communicating findings, understanding patient responses to treatments, and much more.  

MedNavigate also works closely with a team of veteran Life Sciences and Medical Device industry advisors who support conversations with domestic and international regulatory agencies. 

To learn more about MedNavigate and inquire about its services, get in touch with the Founder & Managing Director herself, Nancy Hedlund, at 


Real evidence. Real solutions. Real investors.

A clinical stage pharmaceutical company engaged MedNavigate to create a Due Diligence Market Summary Report for use with investor audiences.

First, MedNavigate worked closely with the Director of Medical Affairs to identify internal research studies and content repositories for inclusion. The consultancy also partnered with other externally contracted vendors to summarize and incorporate relative work completed.  Finally, MedNavigate searched published scientific literature and to identify relevant content, extracting and synthesizing content to be included in the summary report.

Following assembly of an initial draft, Dr. Nancy Hedlund worked with the company’s president to help effectively communicate the company’s vision and accomplishments to date.