Archive for the ‘Healthcare Manufacturing’ Category

Cyber Risk in the Life Sciences Industry

The life sciences industry is particularly vulnerable to cybercrime, given the pervasiveness of the electronic storage of high-value assets such as intellectual property and personal health information. Research by the Ponemon Institute reveals a 125 percent increase in cyber-attacks over the last five years, and experts predict that it is only a matter of time before a large-scale attack occurs. Read more »

The Anatomy of an Effective Project Charter

Projects move innovations from concept to commercialization. They can be standalone or part of a series, yet their aim always remains the same: to achieve the goals and objectives that will give you a competitive advantage in your market. A project charter enables you to first define these goals and objectives, and then communicate them to your staff and stakeholders in order to ensure buy-in and support for your project initiation activities. Read more »

Executing Successful Large-Scale Change

Over the next few years, the global combination products market is set to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 7.9 percent, creating opportunities for new organizations to enter the market while putting pressure on you to reassess your organization’s operational model and consider the need for large-scale change. The ability of your organization to adapt to change could mean the difference between staying profitable and going broke in a competitive market. Follow these tips to make large-scale change work for you. Read more »

Specialty Expertise Consultants – A Growing Healthcare Trend

Whether you call it outsourcing, partnering or another term, hiring specialty expertise consultants continues to be a growing trend in the healthcare industry. Driven by the constant need to reduce operating costs to cope with budget cuts, downsizing and layoffs, drug, medical device, biologics, and combination products manufacturers are increasingly turning to outside consultants with specialty expertise and technical know-how of the constantly changing quality regulations to supplement their internal teams in a more cost effective manner. Read more »