Resource Management: To Algorithm or Not to Algorithm?

Demand forecasting—the ability to project demand by role and project—is an important part of resource management. Companies conduct demand forecasting in several ways. Some have project managers enter demand by role for, say, 12 months. Others communicate standards to help drive consistency in how project managers estimate demand. Still, others create demand forecasting algorithms to[…]

March Madness: Figuring out Digital Medicine and Mobile Health on Capitol Hill

My undergrad alma mater, La Salle University, has won its first NCAA tournament game. Not since the days of Lionel Simmons have they had a chance to compete in college basketball’s ultimate showdown.  March Madness is a time of elation, frustration, and surprises. Ultimately the dust settles with a college basketball champion. Now March Madness[…]

Emerging Pharma “Personas” for mHealth and Health IT

  I’m fascinated by how the pharma industry is handling the changes in healthcare. Five years ago, the era of Pharma consolidation and cost cutting went into high gear.  We’ve seen a breakdown of the vertically integrated big Pharma, a shift towards a flexible cost model and plenty of mergers/acquisitions.  This work continues today, and[…]

Big Data — Getting Bigger for Life Sciences

Big data has been exploding in healthcare.  It is becoming a key basis of competition and is providing much-needed visibility into R&D for life sciences companies. Pharmaceuticals, biotech, and medical device companies are analyzing these large data sets. They look to find out their potential value for new drugs, conducting strategic clinical trials, and implementing personalized[…]

Mobile Health: Pharma’s next “Blockbuster”?

I just came back from vacation in Northern Michigan (check out Art’s Tavern in Glen Arbor if you are ever in that neck of the woods) where I crossed off a number of books from my reading list including How Will You Measure Your Life? By Clayton Christenson. I’m a big fan of Christenson’s theories on business[…]