How Technology and Analytics Are Helping Big Pharma Improve Patient Engagement in R&D

Posted by Kristyn Feldman on Wed, Nov 01, 2017

Lisa Bance co-wrote this blog post with Kristyn Feldman.

This is the third post in a four-part series examining patient centricity within R&D.

As drug development continues to grow more expensive and complex, and as patients expect to be more involved and empowered throughout the healthcare system, pharmaceutical companies are seeing the value in partnering with patients throughout the R&D process. The journey begins with building an understanding of and empathy for today’s patients, and then uncovering and meeting their needs. The third step is to hone in on how you connect with patients to increase the effectiveness of your communications.


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Disrupting the World of Reporting: Advanced Personalization Is the Future

Posted by Mahmood Majeed on Thu, Sep 28, 2017

Personalized experiences have had a major impact on our daily lives: Facebook helps users plan their weekends by providing relevant, personalized event information based on their interests and connections. Google narrows down search parameters based on an individual’s location and search history. Netflix provides movie recommendations according to a user’s preferences. The list goes on.


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The Death of the Data Warehouse

Posted by ZS Editors on Thu, Sep 28, 2017

Traditional data warehouses have limited utility in today’s healthcare ecosystem because they often can’t process the types of unstructured data that give pharmaceutical organizations a competitive edge. Rigid data storage systems and old-school modeling no longer cut it. Pharmaceutical firms need a modern data infrastructure that’s capable of handling structured and unstructured data, sufficiently scalable and technologically able to support advanced analytics, resulting in actionable insights that can enable commercial teams to make data-driven decisions in real time. 


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Four MDM Trends From Informatica World

Posted by Mahmood Majeed on Mon, Jun 05, 2017

Ammar Feroz co-wrote this blog post with Mahmood Majeed.

While data and analytics have been top-of-mind issues in life sciences for many years, master data management, in particular, was one of the most talked-about issues at this year’s Informatica World summit, held May 15-18 in San Francisco.


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Three Analytics Lessons From the Tennis Match-Fixing Scandal

Posted by Howard Deutsch on Fri, Jan 29, 2016

If you’re even just a casual tennis fan like me, then you’ve seen the report of a major scandal brewing on the professional tour. A joint investigation by BuzzFeed and the BBC cheekily called “The Tennis Racket” has purportedly uncovered evidence of widespread match-fixing. While the story, itself, is sensational, I’m particularly interested in three very important lessons that we can learn from this alleged betting scandal about getting it right with analytics.


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