Category Archives: Life Sciences

Outside Knowledgent’s Walls, with Mark Fox

Here at Knowledgent, we’re focused on improving lives and business through data.  After work hours, we know how to make the most of our time. Kicking off our new series, take a sneak peek into what our Informationists like to do outside the Knowledgent walls, featuring Healthcare and Life Sciences Lead, Mark Fox. Continue reading Outside Knowledgent’s Walls, with Mark Fox

Meet the Interns: Jack Hickey, Healthcare & Life Sciences Intern

Editor’s Note: This is the fifth post in our new series introducing our rockstar summer interns! This post is from Jack Hickey, Healthcare & Life Sciences Intern.

I am currently a student at Northwestern University and will be going into my junior year in the fall.  At Northwestern, I am pursuing my Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering with a specialization in Environmental Engineering and Sustainability. As part of my engineering curriculum, I have taken many math and statistics classes such as Probability and Statistics, Multivariable Calculus, Linear Algebra, and one computer science class learning Python. Continue reading Meet the Interns: Jack Hickey, Healthcare & Life Sciences Intern

Accelerating Patient-Centric Analytics with Unified Patient Records

Healthcare providers are facing an increasingly complex operational landscape. To remain competitive, they need to leverage the data at their disposal to improve patient outcomes, reduce readmissions, and provide high quality standards of care – all while controlling costs.

At Knowledgent, we’re helping our clients achieve this aim through groundbreaking projects that involve generating Unified Patient Records (UPRs) to facilitate analytics and promote a more individualized view of the patient. The creation of UPRs is necessary because good database design requires normalized data. In database parlance, this means that different kinds of information are stored in different tables so repetition is avoided and records cannot become contradictory. Continue reading Accelerating Patient-Centric Analytics with Unified Patient Records

Case Study: How a Global BioTech Organization Leveraged RWE to Enhance Commercial and Clinical Operations

Challenges

Our client, a global biotechnology organization, was struggling to perform basic-level analysis and script analysis. They also needed to build patient timelines to understand treatment pathways and disease progression across their product portfolio and areas of interest.

To accomplish these goals, they wanted to use big data analytics to leverage real-world evidence and observational medical outcome information. The insights gleaned from this data would support commercial and clinical operations, medical affairs and, ultimately, expand coverage to drug safety (and resource and learning development). Continue reading Case Study: How a Global BioTech Organization Leveraged RWE to Enhance Commercial and Clinical Operations

Informationist Yunguo Yu Authors Paper in eLife Journal

Congratulations to Health and Life Sciences Informationist Yunguo Yu, whose paper was recently published in eLife, the life sciences and biomedical journal.

Co-authored by Dr. Yu, Anita M. Schmid, and Jonathan D. Victor, the paper, titled “Visual processing of informative multipoint correlations arises primarily in V2,” reports a groundbreaking discovery on how our brains compute omnipresent statistical structures in images to form internal representations. The finding details the mechanism by which our brains make sense of the statistical structures in the images that we see in every moment of our daily lives.

This is the first time that a paper not only shows that the brain is capable of processing complex statistical features, but also pinpoints where the processes occur. The work significantly advances our understanding of how visual information is captured and processed in the complex organ.

eLife Sciences is a unique, non-profit collaboration between the funders and practitioners of research to improve the way important results are presented and shared. The open-access eLife journal publishes outstanding research in the life sciences and biomedicine, from the most fundamental and theoretical work, through to translational, applied, and clinical research.

Click here to read the full paper.

New White Paper: Big Data Analytics in Life Sciences and Healthcare

With the rise of big data, more organizations in the life sciences and healthcare industries are looking to understand how they can gain critical business insights through their data.  To help these organizations learn how they can use big data analytics for key medical and healthcare functions, we developed our most recent white paper. Continue reading New White Paper: Big Data Analytics in Life Sciences and Healthcare

See Knowledgent at BITCon 2015!

We are excited to announce our silver sponsorship at the 3rd Annual Bristol-Myers Squibb Conference (BITCon) being held on April 27 and 28 at the Princeton, NJ Marriott.

Date: 04/27-28/2015
Location: Princeton Marriott at Forrestal, Princeton, NJ
Event Link: BITCon 2015

Knowledgent will also be exhibiting at the event. Make sure to stop by booth number 101 to speak with a Knowledgent Informationist and learn more about exciting employment opportunities.

Interested in other events Knowledgent will be attending? Check out our Events page for the latest info!

Video Case Study: How a Global Pharmaceutical Company Gained Game-Changing Datasets and Analytic Tools

How can you maximize ROI when you are trying to migrate your commercial sales platform to a new vendor? One of our pharmaceutical clients was recently grappling with this challenge, and we stepped in to help. In this video case study, Joe Theodore, who was Program Manager for this project, recounts how the Knowledgent team helped to reinvigorate this client’s commercial sales platform.

Continue reading Video Case Study: How a Global Pharmaceutical Company Gained Game-Changing Datasets and Analytic Tools

Event Recap: Three Key Takeaways from Bio-IT World

Knowledgent’s Life Sciences team had a great time at Bio-IT World in Boston earlier this month. Bio-IT provides the ideal environment for organizations across the pharmaceutical, clinical, healthcare, and IT industries to share insights and discuss how emerging technologies are impacting research and development. In fact, our very own Chris Young presented with Drew Holzapfel of the CEOi on the potential of applying big data to finding a cure for Alzheimers. (In case you missed it, you can view the slides from their presentation here.)

With significant changes in both technologies and the R&D landscape, Bio-IT was buzzing with a wealth of new information. Here are three of our key takeaways from the event:

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