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CMS taps IT firm CGI for Sunshine Act Data Dump

Speaking at CBI’s Sunshine & Aggregate Spend Conference in Washington DC on Tuesday, Shantanu Agrawal, director, data sharing and partnership group, center for program integrity, CMS, said the agency hired IT company CGI to build the software platform to be used for publishing pharma payments to physicians under the Sunshine Act provisions, now re-branded “open […]
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Compliance and Reporting: The Case for a Single System

by James Pierce Pharmaceutical companies are awash in a sea of compliance regulations that affect their business operations both inside and outside the US. This August, one more compliance wave will crest when the Physician Payments Sunshine Act (PPSA) begins requiring pharmaceutical companies to track and report virtually all payments to health care providers (HCPs). […]
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Open Innovation in Pharma: What Does It Mean?

There’s a lot of talk today about “open innovation” in business and research forums—but what exactly does it mean? How does open innovation as a concept apply to the pharma sector? Does it signal a change in the way pharma companies approach research and innovation? Roy F. Waldron reports. There are a number of highly […]
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The Real Way to Lean Success: Suck Out the IT Fat

The bigger the company, the thicker the sclerosis, the more they need to suck out the fat, writes Bill Drummy. Consider this: In 2011, IMS projects US Rx market growth to be 2.7 percent. The top 10 pharma companies account for 50 percent of the entire market’s revenue, but will deliver only 10 percent of […]
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Working Towards a Solution : An Interview with Oracle’s Neil de Crescenzo

Just a few days shy of the one year anniversary of the launch of Oracle’s Health Sciences Global Business Unit, Neil de Crescenzo, senior vice president and general manager for the business unit sat down with Pharm Exec to talk about the future of clinical trial software and technology and the need for standards and […]
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