Pharma industry trends
From Big Data to 5G to blockchain
Big Data and AI
65% of industry leaders believe Big Data and artificial intelligence (AI) will have the biggest technological impact in 2020.¹
83% of Pharma uses cloud technology today. Strong cloud infrastructure can help improve the integrity of data.⁴
Data security and privacy is a huge concern in healthcare, with 510 major breaches in 2019.²
71% of Pharma leaders say they are investing in blockchain as an emerging technology for supply chain automation.¹
5G, IoT, collaboration
55% of physicians expect greater use of remote clinical tools such as wearables, smart sensors, and devices post COVID-19.³
¹ GlobalData – Pharma Industry Disruption Report, May, 2020
Pharma industry challenges
From declining R&D returns to rising costs
For research and development
Today’s connected Pharma organizations are taking advantage of digital and network transformation to speed up development of new treatments.
|Never leave your private network when connecting to cloud-based research data and applications.|
|Conduct virtual clinical trials. Collaborate internally and externally with research staff, clinicians, patients, and others.|
|Clinicians need solutions to monitor data on remote-trial patients and use content to ease discomfort.|
|Use digital signage to bring data to life, helping keep employees informed and engaged.|
|Defend intellectual property as your ecosystem grows larger and more complex.|
For plant and distribution
Our connectivity capabilities—including 5G/LTE-M, Wi-Fi®, and in-building solutions—provide the robust platform needed for digital transformation in Pharma manufacturing.
|Help increase customer satisfaction by providing near-real-time visibility into delivery status of purchases.|
|Help reduce plant costs and enhance product quality with predictive maintenance.|
|Deliver low latency, highly reliable network performance, and increased privacy and security for asset tracking, robotics,
and factory floor.
|Monitor material and product conditions using IoT devices for cold chain temperature control and counterfeit prevention.|
|Improve field efficiency with mobile devices and business applications designed to meet staff needs.|
|Maximize bandwidth for IoT devices while maintaining security and reliability.|
For marketing and sales
Connect employees with clinicians and integrate resources with cloud-based applications, AR and VR data visualization, voice and collaboration solutions, and remote-access resources to provide greater flexibility and information access.
|Equip sellers to connect to cloud-based data and applications to share with clinicians offsite.|
|Gain macro insights on patient/clinician data to drive analytics-based marketing and sales.|
|Access and manage network applications more efficiently as you connect siloed environments.|
|Help employees easily engage with clinicians in other locations, and enhance the customer experience by reducing response time to queries.|
|Enable high-bandwidth access for remote teams; make it easier for remote workers to train and keep up with compliance requirements.|
For the COVID-19 vaccine
Increased monitoring at every stage of production and transportation, from location tracking to temperature and cold storage monitoring, for continuous visibility on environmental condition.
|Tracking solutions allow you to identify the location of the vaccine, at rest or in transit, from production to patient.|
|IoT solutions help maintain the vaccine’s required temperature throughout transit.|
|Maintain virtually continuous visibility of environmental status at distribution points to ensure required temperatures are consistent.|
|Monitor patients and their vitals (i.e., temperature, blood pressure) between and after vaccine doses; connect them to telehealth care, if needed.|
Provide patient reminders, SMS notices, voice calls, and interactive voice response (IVR) services to manage call volumes; gives you a full spectrum of metrics and analytics.
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