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3 Reasons Why an Enterprise Data Warehouse Works

Is your job composed of data analysis? Are you in charge of mapping or testing a healthcare enterprise data warehouse (EDW) implementation? Are you working with programs on Oracle, DB2, Google BigQuery or Db2 Warehouse on Cloud? Why? Employees can often get accustomed to the daily routine and lose sight of the big picture. Organizations […]

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Building Better Safety Profiles With Real-World Data & Evidence

The use of real-world data has exploded in recent years and will continue playing a crucial role in 2018. Almost every major pharmaceutical and medical device company conducts real-world studies to build better safety profiles for their products, as well as support initial study findings. Real-world data can come from a variety of sources including […]

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The Case For Involving Treating Physicians In Subject Recruitment

Clinical Leader recently published an article in which the author and a representative of Pfizer made some really interesting points about the role of treating physicians in clinical subject recruitment. The typical approach to recruitment is to target patients directly. On the surface, this approach may seem patient- or customer-centric, but when you look a […]

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How To Make Subject Diaries More Valuable In Clinical Research

Imagine with me: Once successfully enrolled in your study, a clinical subject is issued login credentials for a proprietary mobile app he downloads onto his phone. Over the course of his participation in your study, he receives push notifications to remind him to log periodic diary entries. In the app, he follows interactive prompts that […]

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Pharma Leans On Private Equity To Fund Clinical Trials

In a time in which research and development costs are at an all-time high, The Wall Street Journal just shared how pharmaceutical companies are starting to look for outside help to fund trials: everything from phase II all the way through the commercial phase. Partnering with private equity firms, such as NovaQuest and Avillion, is […]

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Top 5 Life Sciences Blog Posts From March 2017

Now that April is here, I thought it would be neat to look back at what our readers found most interesting last month. Below are the top five blog posts Perficient’s life sciences practice wrote in March – they’re ranked in order of popularity, with number one being the most viewed piece. Oh My, Where Has The Time Gone? […]

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[Guide] The State Of The Life Sciences Industry

Last year’s presidential election invoked a great deal of angst in the pharmaceutical industry, with the cost of drugs taking center stage for a good portion of some candidates’ campaigns. While the things candidates said they would do could very well be different from what they might actually do, their words and records were enough […]

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The Trump Administration’s Impact On Pharma

There are plenty of articles out there about how the pharmaceutical industry may be affected by Donald Trump’s presidency. The problem is that nobody exactly knows how things are going to pan out over the next few years. When it comes to health insurance, the price of drugs, and the quality of providers across the entire health […]

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What Connected Health For Life Sciences Means For You

It seems every company in every industry is talking about “going digital.” But, what does that really mean? At its heart, going digital is really just about relationships: relationships with customers, partners, team members, and the world at large. Since the introduction of mobile and digital technology, the ways in which we interact with others […]

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Top 5 Life Sciences Blog Posts From July 2016

Now that August is here, I thought it would be neat to look back at what our readers found most interesting last month. Below are the top five blog posts Perficient’s life sciences practice wrote in July – they’re ranked in order of popularity, with number one being the most viewed piece. When Do Companies Have To […]

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Pharmas And CROs: Collaborate In The Cloud With SharePoint 2016

While patients continue to need life-saving drugs and devices, pharmaceutical companies, medical device manufacturers, and contract research organizations (CROs) are under immense pressure to develop products quickly without sacrificing quality, efficacy, or safety. Not only are these companies expected to deliver therapies faster than ever, they are expected to make them more affordable. Faced with […]

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Microsoft SharePoint As A Unified Post-Merger Platform

SharePoint 2016 is changing the face of digital engagement in life sciences. There’s no doubt that it’s one of the most effective collaboration tools on the market, but what you might not know is that it also supports an innovative customer-facing experience. Take a look at how, following the merger of two global pharmaceutical companies, […]

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FDA Draft Guidance: Using EHR Data In Clinical Trials

We’ve talked a lot in this blog about the use of electronic health records (EHRs) in clinical trials. Recently, my colleague wrote about it on our healthcare blog, so, I thought I would share her post with my pharma and CRO friends. While our previous posts focused on the use of EHR for subject recruitment […]

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Transparency In Clinical Trials And Operations

  Demographics in clinical trials have always been scrutinized by the medical community and the public. Are various races, ethnicities, sexes, and ages fairly represented in trials? Does one segment respond better or worse than another to a particular treatment? These questions and more are being answered in the Drug Trials Snapshots section of the […]

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Why Isn’t Twitter Used To Recruit Patients For Clinical Trials?

  As we mentioned in our life sciences trends guide for 2016, patient recruitment is a constant challenge that needs to be confronted head-on with innovative tactics and technology. The mere fact that only 5% of cancer patients ever enroll in a trial is simply unacceptable, considering how connected we are in the digital era. 

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Trending: Employing Mobile Applications In Research

  According to Google, people are now performing more Google searches on their mobile phones than on their computers. This statistic reiterates the fact that all life sciences companies should ramp up their mobile initiatives to reach subjects and patients through the channels they use most. 

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Should Pharma Share Clinical Trial Data?

  Let me preface: this is just me playing devil’s advocate. To be fair. To give a different perspective. There is an exorbitant amount of conversation going on about the sharing and publication of all clinical trial data, good or bad. The reason? To help others out. To advance science. To save lives. 

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A Pro-Pharma Opinion Piece

  A few weeks ago, an opinion piece was featured on the international public broadcaster Deutsche Welle’s website. In her article, the author shared the “unfair” standards by which pharmaceutical companies are frequently judged. 

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PAREXEL To Leverage Optum’s Real World Data In Clinical Studies

  If there’s a time for pharmaceutical and medical device companies to seek more real world data as evidence to support their medical products, that time is now. Real world data, which is the data generated in settings such as routine doctor visits and hospital stays, is often found in electronic health records (EHR) and […]

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