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Yet despite those obstacles, I see growing
momentum toward greater use of technology in
healthcare, pulled by healthcare executives,
physicians, and scientists, and pushed by
regulators and competition. "The entire industry
is realizing that it's on the precipice of having to
do everything differently," writes Annie B. Harris,
Director of Clinical Trial Management System at
Covance, which provides drug development and
other services to the pharmaceutical and
biotechnology industries (p. 18).
And deploying innovative technology to "do
everything differently" means more effective
solutions, products, and services for companies,
which ultimately means better care for patients.
The disruptive changes reshaping the
healthcare and life sciences industries that are
highlighted by the executives writing in this
issue include:
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New services that go "beyond the pill" -
everything from patient wearables for
monitoring and treatment to systems that
make clinical trials of new drugs faster and
more reliable.
A more robust, cloud-based digital health
architecture that will make future IT
decisions and upgrades much easier
worldwide, while giving individuals
greater control over their medical data.

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The increasing ability of companies to
extract valuable insights from the vast
trove of currently untapped patient data.
Growing collaboration among companies
in the healthcare/life sciences ecosystem,
which can speed up innovation and get
new products and services to market faster.
The need for CIOs and other IT leaders to
move beyond technology and help lead
the organizational change required by
new technology, as well as manage the
integration not only of technology but
also of culture required by continued
consolidation in their industries.

All of these changes present formidable
challenges to IT executives. But they also
represent a bright future. As Zeeshan Tariq,
Global CIO and Vice President of device maker
Zimmer Biomet, writes (p. 12):
"It's an exciting time to be in a wonderful
industry. I know for a fact that everything I do
every day has a direct impact on improving
somebody's quality of life. I don't know what
could be better."

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