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[Guide] 2018 Pharmaceutical And Medical Device Industry Trends

Knowing for certain what the future holds is impossible. Trends, on the other hand, are more predictable. In fact, there’s probably no better indicator of emerging or future trends than recent history. That is exactly how we determined the trends we anticipate seeing in the pharmaceutical and medical device industries in 2018. This guide does […]

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Happy May Day! Top 5 Life Sciences Blog Posts From April 2017

Happy May Day! Now that May 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 April – they’re ranked in order of popularity, with number one being the most viewed piece. My Colleagues […]

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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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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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FDA Draft Guidance: Using EHR Data In Clinical Trials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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Using Microsoft Office 365, Quintiles Exemplifies “Progressive”

If you’re an avid reader of this blog, you’ve probably seen several posts highlighting Quintiles, the world’s largest contract research organization (CRO). That’s for good reason. Not only is the global CRO at the top of its game, when it comes to running all aspects of clinical trials for their clients, they’re leading the way […]

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Deploying Risk-Based Monitoring (RBM) Strategies

  In a time when the turnover rate for clinical monitoring positions in the U.S. hovers around 25%, it’s more important than ever to do more with less. With risk-based monitoring (RBM), contract research organizations (CROs) and sponsors can leverage data in existing IT systems to spot, rectify, and prevent issues related to the execution […]

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Top 5 Life Sciences Blog Posts From March 2016

  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. 

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3 Things I Learned From Quintiles’ Earnings Call

  If you’re a follower of our blog, you probably know that I enjoy listening to earnings conference calls. They give you a rare look into a company’s operational successes, and sometimes failures. Just last month, Quintiles held their Q4 2015 Earnings Call, which was full of information that gives color not only to the […]

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How Managing Clinical Records Is Different Today

  Life sciences companies have long relied on paper-based business processes and been slow to adopt new technologies. The move toward electronic ways of doing business, specifically as it relates to clinical data, didn’t start to make headway until the late 1990s with the advent of electronic data capture (EDC) systems. It took over a […]

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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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Life Sciences, Digital Transformation Is Upon Us

  Outside of work, it’s obvious that we have become a digital society. We use mobile devices to guide us through rush hour traffic, to find a great new spot for lunch, to research recipes for dinner, to do our shopping, to track our exercise, to entertain our children (and ourselves!), to connect with friends […]

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CROs, Take Note! Clinical Trial Monitors Are Ditching Their Jobs

  According to FierceCRO and a new report by HR+Survey Solutions, a quarter of clinical trial monitors in the U.S. are ditching their jobs for more lucrative ones. The 2016 CRO Industry Global Compensation and Turnover Survey report, which includes responses from 24 public and private contract research organizations (CROs), indicates that over the last […]

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Your Intranet Is Not The Only One That Stinks

  Last week, Perficient announced that it purchased Rise Foundation, a pre-configured and enhanced version of Microsoft SharePoint, from Blue Rooster. Rise Foundation provides companies with an intranet solution that has the look and feel users expect in today’s digital world. In addition to the impressive UI, the solution enables companies to be more productive […]

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3 Ways Life Sciences Can Jumpstart Digital Transformation

  I recently read an article from McKinsey & Company about the digital revolution that needs to occur in order for the life sciences industry to be successful in today’s age. This is the same digital revolution that helped transform other industries, such as financial and retail. Like I mentioned in one of my previous blog […]

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