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Consulting & Solutions

Cognizant offers a broad array of consulting and solutions for Life Sciences, Global Pharmaceutical, and Biotech companies.
Solution Spotlight
We help pharmaceutical manufacturers enhance drug safety by implementing tools and processes for proactive surveillance, uniformity and consistency.Our industry-leading pharmacovigilance solutions ensure safety as well as efficiency and effectiveness.

OUR LATEST THINKING

Leveraging Consumer-Facing Technologies to Improve
Health Outcomes
Healthcare technologies and programs are improving health outcomes and patient care, including healthcare information technology (HIT), advanced analytics, accountable care organizations (ACOs), electronic health records (EHRs), computerized physician order entry (CPOE), remote patient monitoring (RPM) and telehealth/telemedicine.
Pharmaceutical Supply Chains Require New Operational and Technology Models to Enable Collaboration and Efficiency
To combat slowed growth and industry pressures, pharmaceuticals companies must embrace demand-chain thinking and cloud-enabled solutions to become more agile, flexible and able to share data in real-time with partners.
Life Sciences and Master Data Management is in the Cloud
Proper use of Master Data Management has become critical in the life sciences business, and the cloud is the industry’s most promising cost savings tool.
Life Sciences Implications of the U.S. Affordable Care Act
For many, the new legislation is expected to result in more costs and fees, but it may also mean more customers for life sciences companies.
Pharmacovigilance: Five Imperatives that Will Drive Business Outcomes
In the face of growing challenges, pharmacovigilance leaders must focus on collaboration, globalization, capacity management, transparency and data analysis.
A Three-Layer Strategy to Realize Benefits from R&D Site Closures
Leadership teams must ensure that closures and transitions to new sites go smoothly, using effective change management and efficient knowledge systems.
Predicting Patient Adherence: Why and How
Guidelines for calculating healthcare patient adherence, such as medication possession ration (MPR) and period of days covered (PDC), and for predictive modeling and prescriptions for improving adherence indexes for better health outcomes and savings.
Improving Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategy
For life sciences companies, improving risk evaluation and mitigation strategy (REMS) is critical to adhere to FDAAA and other regulatory hurdles; here's our Microsoft SharePoint-based approach for improving document management and sharing and upgrading REMS.
Advancing Lean in Supply Chain Planning with SAP Applications
Applying Lean principles to supply chain planning will reduce muda (waste) and streamline supply chain management and supply network planning. With SAP enabling Lean tools such as ERP, APO, SCM and HANA, an effective kanban system can be established.
A Playbook for Contending with the Medical Devices Excise Tax
Research shows that few device makers have offset the excise tax they began paying in January 2013; here's how they can reduce costs in targeted areas of SG&A in order to maintain profit margins.

RESULTS

Pharma Client Consolidates Customer Data

A large pharmaceutical company with over 6,000 employees wanted to simplify the customer management information that was distributed in multiple systems across its sales and marketing organization. Cognizant designed, developed and implemented a system that consolidated all the information to a single point data source for other sales and marketing systems, including the CRM system.

The new system was developed using web-based technology utilizing a combination of J2EE and EAI technology (TIBCO).

  • Simplified customer information
  • Consolidated data sources to a single point data source
  • Leveraged J2EE and TIBCO technologies

IT Delivery Support for a Global Pharmaceutical Research Group

With major R&D sites in Sweden, the U.K. and the U.S., a global pharmaceutical client turned to Cognizant to provide IT delivery support for its research scientist community. Cognizant delivered a combination of onsite and remote infrastructure management (RIM) support, increasing coverage and driving higher levels of user satisfaction.

Our team also employed Lean and Six Sigma methodologies to drive continuous improvement in process areas throughout the research labs. DOWNLOAD PDF

  • Onsite and Remote Infrastructure (RIM) Support increased user satisfaction
  • Lean and Six Sigma helped drive continuous improvement

Pharma Company Integrates Data Tracking Methods

To comply with The Physician Payment Sunshine Act, a large pharmaceutical client faced the difficult task of integrating disparate data tracking methods used to capture physician payments. The client needed Cognizant’s support to re-engineer the client’s processes, as payment information was not being captured to the level of detail required for reporting purposes.

Cognizant leveraged the Pega BPM suite to implement core compliance capabilities. The new system standardized business processes, integrated disparate systems and captured details needed for transparency of reporting. DOWNLOAD PDF

  • Cognizant re-engineered business process for capturing physician payments
  • Standardized business processes
  • Integrated disparate systems
  • Increased transparency of reporting

Proactive Pharmacovigilance for a Major Biopharmaceutical Company

A major biopharmaceutical company’s global safety organization wanted to close its cases within one business day, regardless of the time or locale of origination. This would have required expensive new call centers, case processors, and medical reviewers around the globe.

Rather than setting up new facilities and hiring people, the firm turned to Cognizant for an outcome-based service delivery model. Today cases are processed around the clock, around the world, with virtual teams of globally-based experts and operational teams sharing data. DOWNLOAD PDF

  • Cognizant provided an outcome-based service delivery model
  • Cases processed around-the-clock
  • Client achieved significant cost-avoidance and performance boost by partnering with Cognizant
  • Pharma Client Consolidates Customer Data
  • IT Delivery Support for a Global Pharmaceutical Research Group
  • Pharma Company Integrates Data Tracking Methods
  • Proactive Pharmacovigilance for a Major Biopharmaceutical Company

PRACTICE/SOLUTION COLLATERAL

Our Clinical Transformation solution revamps the clinical trial process with a vision for the Future of Work. READ MORE

The pharmaceuticals industry is facing a crisis best solved by pulling value levers intended to optimize brand contribution, including virtualization, innovation and efficiency. READ MORE

  • Cognizant’s Clinical Transformation: More than a Solution, It’s a New Way to Work
  • Virtual Brand Management: Optimizing Brand Contribution

STRATEGIC GOALS

The life sciences industry is in a state of constant change. To ensure long-term survival, any life sciences enterprise must be able to transform itself on a regular basis.LEARN MORE

Compliance is a never-ending concern in life sciences, since the ultimate goal of the product development processis a new compound or device that can be marketed with the approval of regulators.LEARN MORE

  • Business Transformation
  • Coping with Compliance