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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    Microsoft solutions for Life Sciences

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    One of the questions I'm frequently asked by people unfamiliar with Microsoft's efforts in Life Sciences is: "What type of solutions does Microsoft have to offer to Life Sciences companies?" The answer to that question is usually: "Name the part of the...
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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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    CTMS & EDC: A system to do both - and more

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    Interesting how weeks become months when you're writing and updating blogs.  This CTMS project certainly hasn't gone away, but it did go on a bit of a hiatus while my "day job" intervened.  Enough excuses.  Mea Culpa.  On...
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    Is SharePoint validated?

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    It's amazing how many times we get asked that question! "Is SharePoint validated?" Despite the number of validated applications written by ISV's that are running on SharePoint, ...despite the overwhelming adoption by life science companies who are using...
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    Identity Management: a key to seamless CTMS and EDC

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    In my opinion, the largest hurdle to a comprehensive Clinical Trials system, whether you talk about EDC or about traditional CTMS, is identity management.  Think about it: You set up your EDC system, but how do you get your users enrolled? You create...
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    Building a clinical trials management system: it's about the project

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    I have been asked - numerous times - "is it possible to do 'x' with out of the box Microsoft tools?" The list of things people ask about are numerous, but one of the most frequent requests of late is around building a clinical trials management portal...
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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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    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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    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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    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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    AT&T Tilt, GPS, and Windows Live Search

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    I recently started using the GPS functionality in my AT&T Tilt (HTC 8925) . About the same time, I downloaded a new version of the Microsoft Windows Live Search Mobile (or http://m.live.com from your mobile phone). Very easy to set up: Download Live...
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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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    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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    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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    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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    Validation and the Microsoft Platform

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    As part of our work with Medical Device companies (as well as with pharma and biotech companies) we've been looking at the issue of validation and how it impacts Microsoft products. This is not a new topic: we've been working on validation and regulatory...
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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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    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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    SAFE Signing Interface Available for Download on Codeplex

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    Well, we've finally been able to get it posted! The SAFE Signing Interface for Office 2007 has been posted to Codeplex, with the source code for the interface being posted shortly. The installation executable, along with installation instructions,...
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    More Directions on the BioIT Alliance

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      After having been recently appointed as Director of the BioIT Alliance, I’ve been in the process of looking at what the Alliance does today and what it is capable of doing.  Given the number of companies involved, the possibilities are really...
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    Microsoft Health and Life Sciences Developers Conference

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    Microsoft is hosting the second annual Health and Life Sciences Developers Conference to be held April 22 through 24 at the Sheraton Hotel in Atlantic City, NJ. This free - yes free - event is going to be even bigger and better than last year, with...
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    Post DIA Thoughts: It's all about interoperability

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    While at DIA I was asked an interesting question by Mark Uehling for his Clinpage blog , "what do you think is the future of EDC"? Kind of an interesting question, and my answer (which I'll let you read in his newsletter blog) was informed by how connected...
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    News from MGX – Part 1

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    Many of you will be aware that the Microsoft Global eXchange (or MGX, or MGB) is happening this week.  This is the week when Microsoft-ies go off together to get trained on the “new stuff”, what we have to sell, how to use the new technologies, and...
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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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