By Gary Palgon, VP Healthcare Solutions, Liaison Healthcare Informatics
It’s Day 2 at the Bristol-Myer Squibb IT 12th Annual Symposium in Princeton, NJ and while many people here are still without power from Hurricane Sandy and we had 4+ inches of snow from the Athena Storm last night, it’s not enough to scare people away from the great presentations and discussions going on. The conference theme, Connecting the Drive Inside, is meant to inspire the attendees to match the realities of what they do to the visions of where they want to be.
Key technology concepts that were discussed included: Data & Analytics, IT Process Improvement, Computing & Infrastructure and End User Enablement. I gave a standing-room only presentation titled ‘Big Data: Using Cloud-based Solutions for Better Access and Analysis’ which explored different innovative approaches to address business and IT initiatives in today’s pharmaceutical industry. One of the key takeaways included the notion that traditional BI is about transactions and Big Data is about interactions, but with the access to more information also comes with more execution challenges. And the world that Liaison Healthcare lives in, that of integration, aggregation and data harmonization becomes more important and difficult with more real-time, complex data.
Off to talk to folks about their research needs in finding new drugs to help better patient outcomes, the goal across both Pharma and Healthcare together.
Until next time,