DIA 2014 Must-Sees

14 May 2014 | Andrea McGonigle, Managing Director, Life Sciences, MSFT group

Drug Information Association​Congratulations to the Drug Information Association (DIA) on the 50th anniversary of its annual meeting, which will be held June 15–19 at the San Diego Convention Center. I, along with my Microsoft colleagues, always look forward to this opportunity for our industry to come together and share information about innovative ways life sciences companies can address the challenges and opportunities they’re facing.

As our CEO Satya Nadella has said, “Our industry does not respect tradition—it only respects innovation.” He was talking about the technology industry, of course, but this has also never been truer for the pharmaceutical industry. Both industries need to keep evolving to meet our customer and stakeholder needs. So we’re excited to invent the future—which is part of the DIA 2014 theme—together with your life sciences company.

We’ll be showcasing how our cloud services and devices can foster innovation in the discovery, development, and life cycle management of pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and medical device products. Whether you’re interested in patient engagement solutions, platforms that enable compliance in the cloud,  innovative technologies for clinical trials, or big data and analytics, we’ll be demonstrating how solutions from Microsoft and partners can help achieve your goals.

Come see us at booth #1125, where we’ll have a device bar showcasing the latest and greatest in mobile technology from Microsoft and Intel. And check out these inventive life sciences Windows 8 and cloud solutions from our partners:

  • BioClinica Express Windows 8 app: BioClinica’s mobile electronic data capture solution enables authorized users of BioClinica Express to perform eSource tasks such as bedside and exam room data capture as well as data review. Designed for Windows 8 tablets, laptops, and convertibles.
  • iLink Systems Patient Engagement Framework: an interactive medium for patient, and health and life sciences organizations to improve health outcomes. It provides wellness solutions for patients by consolidating personal health information into one easily accessible account. iLink will also be demonstrating collaboration for health and life sciences on Office 365.
  • Predixion Software Predixion Insight™: Using predictive analytics, life sciences companies can solve common challenges during the pharmaceutical drug development cycle, such as: simulated study design; risk-based monitoring; integrated planning and forecasting; and patient adherence.
  • Blue Granite: Business Intelligence for Life Sciences with Power BI: Blue Granite will demonstrate how analytics can help life sciences firms in three scenarios: sales enablement for pharmaceutical sales (with Data Intelligence); adverse events reporting (with Umbra); and operational metrics for clinical trials (with ePharmaSolutions).

At DIA 2014, we’ll also be announcing the winners of the Microsoft Life Sciences Innovation Awards on Tuesday, June 17. If you haven’t done so already, enter for your chance to show the medical community, consumers, and patients how you’re leading the charge in scientific collaboration and innovation. We’re always excited about giving out these awards because it’s an opportunity to highlight the achievements of life sciences companies that have used Microsoft solutions to streamline processes and bring safer, more efficacious products and services to market faster, while lowering costs.

See you at DIA 2014! We look forward to meeting you and discussing how we can invent the future together. 

For more information on Microsoft solutions for life sciences, visit us at www.microsoft.com/lifesciences.

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Andrea McGonigle
Managing Director, Life Sciences, MSFT group