Life Sciences

A focus on transformation: User group meeting sets sights on the future

By Sharad Khusal, Global Head, Life Sciences Build Team, DXC The message for the life sciences industry is loud and clear: It must manage costs, demonstrate real-world value of its products, and find new ways to innovate and respond to customer demands. It was a discussion that resonated during the Life Sciences User Group meeting […]

Connecting the life sciences ecosystem to drive flexibility, efficiency and cost reduction

By Sharad Khusal The age of the life sciences silo is coming to an end. Increasingly, companies are recognizing the need for and even pushing for a connected ecosystem to manage the entire life cycle of a product. Companies don’t want their solutions to work in isolation — they want seamless integration between product management, […]

6 technology trends for 2018: Guideposts for digital transformation

‘Tis always the season for continuous innovation. As we look ahead to 2018, we see six big trends feeding the next wave of disruption and productivity. And that means opportunity for the digital enterprise. 1. Re-platforming the enterprise In 2018, companies will move to common IT platforms so they can respond to market changes faster […]

LEAN life sciences practices: A macro- and microresponse to document management

By Kim Dyrenius Life sciences companies are under pressure to cut costs and improve efficiencies across every part of the business. For an industry that is data dependent across the research and development (R&D) and the quality and manufacturing (Q&M) life cycles, cost cutting and efficiency have meant adopting LEAN principles when managing documents. Traditionally, […]

Tearing down those hospital walls: Electronic Health Records 2.0

Often in my working day I’m challenged to explain and defend technology’s relentless progress in medicine. Many healthcare and life sciences practitioners and managers say they feel threatened by digitalization – it’s complicated and even overwhelming, and there’s just too much at stake. The thinking goes like this: While it’s clear that digital transformation can […]

Putting OMS to the test: an account of the data management services that comply with the IDMP ISO standards

by Jared Kimble As planning for the Identification of Medicinal Products (IDMP) standards continues to make headway, the European Medicines Agency (EMA) has recognized just how large the job would be — both for itself and for industry. In response, it decided to break activities down into bite-size chunks, or iterations. On its side, the […]

Driving out complexity: efficiency and user experience top priorities in Viewer 4.0

As companies prepare their submission documents, a critical part of the process is document review. While it’s vital that these documents can be edited only by authorized stakeholders, many others involved in the process must be able to view and assess both archived and current electronic Common Technical Documents (eCTDs). How people view documents is […]

Enhanced new functionalities underscore the power of DXC publishing portfolio

Meeting eCTD obligations in multiple countries is a major priority for life sciences companies. There is a need to understand the different regional requirements and validation criteria while at the same time ensuring any solution fits with the organization’s global systems and user requirements. With the latest version of eCTDXPress and Publisher, DXC Technology has […]

Putting efficiency and automation in the hands of ToolBox users

Efficiency, the ability to save time with necessary document processes, and ease-of-use are always top priorities for life sciences teams. Let’s face it, when you’re reviewing a document, the last thing you want is to deal with a lot of manual processes. Digitization and automation are making it much easier to create processes that make […]

Five trendy healthcare tech titles to watch


Is your CIO or CTO title enough to impress in the scorching hot healthcare technology industry ? Probably so, but the dynamic nature of the sector has spawned a totally new set of leadership titles that are more relevant to laser-focused industry subsets. I’m always suspicious of what the half-life is of these new titles […]