Life Sciences Team Blog

A site for partners, developers and architects in Life Sciences (pharmaceutical, medical device, biotechnology, and medical research centers).

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    Compliance in the Cloud–and why you should care

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    This morning at the Drug Information Association Annual Meeting in Boston, Microsoft and our partners took the wraps off some whitepapers that at first glance would seem only applicable to techies at pharmaceutical companies.  And to some degree...
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    Final Call: Life Science Innovation Awards

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    Have you submitted your application for this years Microsoft Life Science Innovation Awards ? Do you have an innovative solution focused on bringing therapeutic breakthroughs to market faster, fight serious ailments, improve health and enhance patient’s...
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    Patient Centric Health & DSM-5

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    In this blog we frequently discuss questions around Patient Centric health, connected medical devices, medical devices in the home, medication adherence, validated instruments and etc.  But we’ve never really tackled the question of Mental Health...
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    Partnering with Microsoft in the Cloud

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    Today’s “Monday Blog” article is brought to us by a guest author, Mohamed Ayad, with the article focusing on how to Partner with Microsoft in the Cloud.  It’s a great article, well named, and clearly positions Microsoft as a player in the cloud, with further announcements on Part 11 and GxP to come.  Read on and stay tuned! – Les

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    What is ShareFEST and why should I go?

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    There are only a few conferences – large and small – that I go to every year.  DIA Electronic Document Management.  BioIT World.  DIA Annual Meeting.  HIMSS. But for the Life Sciences team one of the most important is ShareFEST, being...
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    Patient Engagement for Clinical Trials–Features

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    As we discussed last week, over the next few weeks we’ll be looking at how Patient Engagement can effect clinical trials.  In order to move on to architecture (next week – February 4th) and the business value (February 11th), we need to discuss the...
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    Patient Engagement in Life Sciences–Introductory Post

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    Welcome to the first blog post on Patient Engagement in Life Sciences.  Over the next few posts we’ll focus on how Life Science organizations can run clinical trials that are more efficient and cost effective, while providing a better experience...
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    Have you ever shared your personal medical information on a social network?

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    Have you dared? It is a growing trend where people share their health information online, most frequently with people who have the same condition or prognosis. I’ve shared health information here a couple times, in the form of blog posts / stories, but...
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    The Evolution of Collaborative R&D

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    A couple weeks ago I had the opportunity to speak at the PRISME Forum on the topic of Collaborative R&D, a notion which builds on the concepts of Compliant Collaboration and Collaborative Science. If you think of the capabilities required for Collaborative...
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    Compliant Collaboration–An Innovative Solution

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    Is it really possible to collaborate and yet be compliant at the same time?  Many people think it impossible: that collaboration is too “loose” to allow compliance.  In fact, the opposite is true: compliance, by its very nature HAS to be collaborative...
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    Innovation & Microsoft–Part 2

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    Innovative Life Sciences uses of the Microsoft Platform Last time out I wrote about our Life Sciences Innovation Forum , which we will be looking to hold again next spring.  That forum discussed a wide variety of ways that Pharma, Biotech and MedDevice...
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    Innovation & Microsoft - Part 1

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    A lot is being made these days about the word "innovation". Every advertisement you see on TV purports their product to be "innovative" - and Microsoft is no different. But what is innovation? What does it mean to be innovative? From my point-of-view...
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    The Three Updates of Thanksgiving

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    Over this Thanksgiving Holiday weekend, you will most likely be traveling to visit relatives.  And if you’re reading this blog, you’re most likely visiting someone who is less technical than you. So after the Turkey and Pumpkin Pie, when everyone...
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    BioIT Alliance–Conference on Nov 3 in NJ

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    The BioIT Alliance will be holding its second conference and its annual meeting on November 3rd in Iselin, NJ.  We’re quite excited about this conference – focused on Translational Medicine, Health IT and how Pharmaceutical, BioTech and Medical Device...
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    Part 11 Compliance and SharePoint–Part II

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    In the last blog post we talked about releasing our “draft guidance” at the DIA EDM show last week.  Today, we’re pleased to announce that the “Configuring SharePoint 2010 for 21 CFR Part 11 Compliance” document is available on our website on our...
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    Configuring SharePoint 2010 for 21 CFR Part 11 Compliance

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    Today at the DIA EDM (Electronic Data Management) conference, we are taking the wrappers off a new whitepaper the covers how to configure SharePoint 2010 in a 21 CFR Part 11 regulated environment.  This whitepaper is a joint effort between Microsoft...
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    The evolution of science

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    Last night we re-published our whitepaper on Collaborative Science to not require a LiveID in order to download.  From feedback I’ve gotten, only people with Hotmail and XBox Live accounts had a LiveID to begin with – so we wanted to start fresh...
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    Old and Empty Prescriptions: What do you do?

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    The discussion of old prescriptions is a departure from the normal discussions in this blog around Health and Life Sciences Architecture, but related enough for me to ask you (gentle reader) the question: What do you do with your old prescriptions? A...
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    Clinical Trials using HealthVault and Windows Phone 7

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    One of the items I've been working on is a white paper on using Connected Devices and HealthVault for scenarios such as patient reported outcomes and patient adherence.  In the course of writing this white paper Windows Phone 7 was released. This...
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    The front line of HIPAA is a whisper

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    I had occasion to see my doctor this week. What for is irrelevant, but somewhat the premise of this discussion. When I approached the registration desk of my physicians practice I was asked, in a loud voice: “Name”? I respond, “Les...
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    Connected Health in Action… or “Forgetful Les”

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    I had the opportunity last week to travel to Minneapolis to be a conference keynote speaker for a session on the Trends in Life Sciences.  Little did I know that I would be a walking example of the points I was about to make.   As I sat in Terminal...
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    MS-HUG Call For Proposals

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      Call for Proposals for Microsoft HUG Exchange 2010 Now Open! Of special interest to Medical Device companies, the Microsoft Health Users Group (MS-HUG) holds two meetings per year: one in the fall, and the other in the spring (at HIMSS). ...
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    PDUG and Cloud Computing in Life Sciences Event

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    Many of you will know that we host the Microsoft Pharmaceutical Deployment Users Group, a group of IT professionals that meet on the first Tuesday of every month.  We’ve had some great topics over the last 8 months (or so) that we’ve been doing this...
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    ShareFEST Conference Notes

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    At the Share FEST conference hosted by NextDocs at the Loews Hotel in Philadelphia this week.  For those of you following me on Twitter , you’ll know that there are some interesting things happening today and tomorrow.  I’ll give a full recap...
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    Deployment, the BioIT Alliance, and Social Networking

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    This is going to be an interesting week for this architect: 1. Hosting the first meeting of the Microsoft Pharmaceutical Deployment Users Group. 2. Hosting the first meeting of the BioIT Alliance The PDUG (Pharma Deployment Users Group) is focused on...
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