Digital & Documentation Transformation Key to Pharma, Manufacturing and Energy Survival Amidst COVID-19

Sdcexec | April 28, 2020

Digital & Documentation Transformation Key to Pharma, Manufacturing and Energy Survival Amidst COVID-19
Last week, the U.S. energy sector faced a severe blow as the value of oil to be delivered in May dropped to a staggering -$37.60 per barrel—the first negative close in history. Pharma and manufacturing industries are facing similar wake-up calls for a future riddled with uncertainty. But the key to maintaining operations during and after the coronavirus crisis revolves around digital transformation and document management for processes, analytics, and an agile workforce, according to Brian Sallade, the CEO of engineering and information management firm Kinsmen Group. "COVID-19 reveals the problems of onsite-only data location access, lack of digital access, and paper or manual processes," Sallade says. "This slows information exchange, decreases accuracy, and elevates operational risk.

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Novartis Institutes for Biomedical Research (NIBR) provides an inside perspective on Translational Medicine, talking to physicians and researchers who lead clinical trials and usher compounds from the lab into the clinic. One NIBR researcher continues to treat patients as he works on developing medicines for infectious diseases. Another says she recently led a pioneering clinical trial focused on aging. Translational medicine offers an exciting career option for physician scientists who want to have a hand in improving treatment options for a range of diseases.

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Novartis Institutes for Biomedical Research (NIBR) provides an inside perspective on Translational Medicine, talking to physicians and researchers who lead clinical trials and usher compounds from the lab into the clinic. One NIBR researcher continues to treat patients as he works on developing medicines for infectious diseases. Another says she recently led a pioneering clinical trial focused on aging. Translational medicine offers an exciting career option for physician scientists who want to have a hand in improving treatment options for a range of diseases.

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