Pharma Supply Chain The goal of the industry’s supply chain is to ensure that quality medicines reach the hands of the patient. The industry is highly regulated, and with over 100,000 manufacturers, wholesalers, distributors, dispensers, 3PL and various logistics company’s, so it is easy to see how things can get lost or the quality of Read More
This month my focus is on Supply Chain in Life Sciences. As we head towards the end of the year budgets are being planned and IT projects are being prioritized for next year. Many companies are reviewing their current IT investments in light of mergers and acquisitions and projects that will add to the company’s Read More
Most of us are excited about the changes occurring in healthcare around mobile applications, electronic health records and the advent of social media just to name a few examples. Yet there is a mounting concern with the rise of drug shortages now reported at “178 a 3x rise since 2005!” A look at the FDA web site Read More
We have heard a lot about the ‘patent expiry’ problem within the industry. Here are 5 +1 steps your IT team can take to help improve a company’s position to meet this challenge. As revenues decline as a result of ‘patent expiry’ there is an associated ‘cost reduction’ that is taking place. This is not Read More
In a previous blog post I introduced the ‘value chain’ for these industries, and discussed lessons learned from Life Sciences IT to help Healthcare IT in the use of technology. In Part 2 I am providing a practical application on the use of handheld (mobile) devices being used by doctors and nurses for ‘intimate healthcare.’ At the end of this article I will provide a link to this ‘case study’ which we have named Patient Monitoring System (PMS).
What lessons can Healthcare Information Technology (IT) take from the Life Sciences IT? My background has been in Life Sciences and looking into Healthcare I can’t help but notice the similarities and differences in the use of technology. So how do we ‘evolve’ from our current position to fulfill this new ‘model’ of healthcare? In this posting I will focus on the Life Sciences portion of the value chain.
Online Webinar (25March2010) on “Developing Cures with Less Time and Capital” discusses a new research model for drug development. With the focus on healthcare costs, what can be done to improve success in developing new treatments? How can this model help the pharmaceutical industry gain a greater ROI around drug development?