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14Feb/19
Science and DNA

eBook: Data Integrity – The Foundation of Good Science

Good Data Alone is Not Good Enough

By: Sandra K. Rodriguez, Market Analyst and Ellyn McMullin, Research Associate

Healthcare is shifting to a Value Based model focused on improving the quality of patient outcomes, enhancing patient-centered care and adopting initiatives that control costs.  The transition to Value Based Healthcare hinges on the availability of unbiased quality and outcomes data. Furthermore, the integrity of these decisions depends upon the accurate and objective analysis of these data to support patient care decisions.

ALCOA - Axendia 2019 - originalFDA has defined data integrity as the completeness, consistency and accuracy of data.  Complete, consistent and accurate data have the following attributes using the acronym ALCOA:

Attributable

Legible

Contemporaneously recorded

Original or a true copy

Accurate

Sound data is the foundation to good decisions and good science.  In the Life-Science industry, patient outcomes, product quality, safety and efficacy all rely upon vast amounts of data that is generated throughout the product lifecycle.  This means that patients and the equity and reputations of brand owners have the potential to suffer greatly without a strong data integrity foundation.

Register to receive our eBook and discover:

  • What is Data Integrity?
  • Why Data By Itself is Not Enough
  • How Data Integrity Enables Good Decision Making
  • Who is Responsible for Data Integrity
  • Quality Metrics Reporting Requirements
  • Why You Should Focus on Data Integrity
  • The Components of an Optimal Solution

Is your company doing good science?  Without data integrity, the results of that science can be in question.

12Feb/19
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A Disruptive Storm Is On The Horizon

A Straight From the Source Webinar

A disruptive storm is on the Horizon and Life-Science Executives MUST plot a course to success.

Join us for a live webinar on February 20th at 11am Eastern as we discuss our insight and advise on Business, Regulatory and Technology Disruptors that are quickly approaching, including:

  • Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning
  • Computer System Assurance
  • Digital Health
  • Digital Transformation
  • EU MDR
  • Globalization – Healthcare Markets
  • Industry 4.0/Manufacturing 4.0
  • Precision Medicine
  • The Internet of Medical Things (IoMT)

Meet Your Trusted Sources:

DRM-SKR-FEB-2019

Please Note:  This webinar is limited to the first 100 registrants.

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14Jan/19
Jumping

White Paper: Stop Managing Paper in a Data-Driven World

How Electronic Batch Records (EBR) Can Support Quality Metrics

By: Sandra K. Rodriguez, Market Analyst

Many life science companies have implemented manufacturing information systems as part of their automated manufacturing initiatives aimed at increasing product quality and lowering manufacturing costs. For many emerging and mid-market companies, however, paper batch records and a hyper-focus on compliance remain a reality. The result is a reliance on paper-based processes in a data-driven world.

Companies that have made the shift from paper to data-driven intelligence are aspiring to gain visibility by unlocking valuable manufacturing data to support quality metrics, as well as initiatives such as lean manufacturing, quality by design and continuous improvement. Companies that do not have access to this level of visibility should consider investing in the appropriate quality systems now. Regardless of their size, companies seeking to implement innovative electronic batch record (EBR) and quality management systems (QMS) now have a choice: either on premise or in the cloud.

Today the FDA intends to drive life science companies to harness data from manufacturing and quality systems and turn that data into intelligence. The Food and Drug Administration Safety and Innovation Act of 2012 (FDASIA) provides the FDA with the authority to conduct electronic inspections (e-Inspections) and target onsite inspections based on quality metrics.

Register to receive your complimentary copy of this White Paper.  We discuss:

  • Why Shift from Paper
  • FDA’s Request for Quality Metrics
  • Why Compliance and Quality Are Not the Same
  • The Role of Executive Leadership

This white paper was written by Axendia, Inc. and sponsored by MasterControl Inc.

 

04Dec/18
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Veeva is Building the Life Sciences Cloud with High Speed and Velocity

Veeva 2018 Summit Event Brief

By: Daniel R. Matlis, President

Introduction

“We are building the industry cloud for life sciences,” said Peter Gassner, president and CEO of Veeva during his keynote at the company’s summit in Philadelphia. “We want the industry and your company to be more efficient and effective – supporting your journey to improve and extend human life,” Gassner added.

The event brought together more than 1,400 life science professionals and experts showcasing the latest advancements for speeding product development in the industry.

Right Speed, Right Velocity

“Speed is one of Veeva’s core values,” said Gassner. I have a slightly different perspective.  I took Gassner aside and explained that Axendia’s analysis of the company shows that Veeva is operating at the right velocity – not simply at high speed.

veeva imageUnfortunately, our industry is ripe with examples where companies have adopted systems at breakneck speed – often to mitigate a regulatory finding, only to realize the application brought them in the wrong direction.  Testament to the ‘right speed, wrong velocity approach’ are the multitude of QMS point solutions that were implemented as a reaction to 483’s and warning letters.

Veeva has been moving with speed in the right direction; working closely with their industry customers to provide mature, preconfigured out-of-the-box suites of unified applications on a single cloud platform that support key areas across the entire product lifecycle.

Veeva has become a strategic technology partner to more than 675 customers, ranging from the world’s largest pharmaceutical companies to emerging biotechs. Veeva is focused on customer success through its commitment to innovation and product excellence.

My interactions with industry executives at the Summit confirm that Veeva is enabling life science companies to realize the benefits of a modern, cloud-based architecture and mobile applications for critical business functions – without compromising on industry-specific functionality or regulatory compliance.

To learn how Bristol-Myers Squibb, Gilead and Sysmex America are using Veeva’s cloud for life sciences.

Register to receive the full event brief.

 

15Nov/18
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See Who’s Soaring to the Cloud in Support of Quality and Compliance

Companies Are Taking a Cloud-First Approach

By: Daniel R. Matlis, President and Sandra K. Rodriguez, Market Analyst

Life-Science organizations have implemented on premise electronic Quality Management Systems (QMS) for decades to support regulatory requirements and replace paper-based processes. These systems were often implemented to mitigate regulatory findings and in response to the “Whack-a-Mole” relationship between Industry and Regulators.

WHACK A MOLE

As a result, many companies implemented “Paper on Glass”, simply duplicating existing paper quality processes in electronic QMS. This approach created an environment of a mixed bag of disparate eQMS installations throughout the enterprise that have high degrees of customization. Now, IT and quality teams are faced with the daunting challenge of upgrading, migrating, and validating outdated legacy on premise QMS systems.

However, based on Axendia’s primary research on the adoption of Cloud QMS in the Life-Science Industry, we quickly determined that companies large and small, are taking a different course and are soaring to the modern cloud.

Our latest Voice of the Customer Report highlights interviews with 10 industry executives and represents 3 innovative Cloud QMS vendors.  This comprehensive reports outlines:

  • Why Cloud is No Longer Taboo
  • Clouds Come in Many Shapes and Sizes – Not All Clouds are Created Equal
  • Executive Accounts of Cloud QMS
  • Why Life-Science Companies Are Moving to the Cloud
  • End-To-End Cloud QMS Capabilities
  • The Pros, Cons and Pitfalls to Avoid
  • Recommendations and Thoughts to Consider

You are welcome to download your complimentary preview here.

To request the full report, please contact: Axendia Research.