Job opportunities in Information Management in the Pharmaceutical Industry

Information Management in the Pharmaceutical Industry
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Information Management in the Pharmaceutical Industry

Information specialists in any industry are of paramount importance as they play a pivotal role in planning, decision making and finally in marketing the product. There are multiple sectors providing information segregated into different categories for better functioning. Pharmaceutical industry comes with a lot of document storage and retrieval that they need in order to be effective. Information management is essential for the success in the development and production of drugs. It’s also a necessity that critical information of companies stays secure and companies data records and drug formulations are not breached.

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Occupational Health and Safety Management

Occupational Health and Safety management
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Work related accidents and diseases are rampant across the world as most of the employers fail to realise and exercise their moral and legal responsibilities towards their employees’ wellbeing. Chemical hazards, physical hazards, biological hazards, psychological hazards and hazards associated with non-ergonomic practices are some of the most commonly encountered health hazards in various occupations. Occupational accidents and diseases levy heavy cost burden on both employees and employers. It has been estimated that it could be as high as 3-4% of a country’s gross national product, on a national scale. Owing to all of the above reasons, it is essential that employees, employers and unions work together towards alleviating the hazards and their consequences.

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Online Course in Global Health Management and Policy

Online Course in Global Health Management and Policy
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Social determinants such as geographical location, housing, education, employment, income and crime play a major role in influencing health. As per latest reports, only 5% of the national health budget in the United States is directed towards population health while the rest is spent on medical care services. With the intention of improving population health, social and economic policies are developed by local, state and federal governments.

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GCP Training and Certification Program

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As a result of a series of ineffective clinical trials and the consequent disasters in the past, certain guidelines and regulations have been developed to assure the safety and efficacy of newly developed compounds and devices. ICH-GCP emerged as a harmonized standard to bring about increased ethical awareness and improved trial methods. These guidelines have now become a global law and are considered the ‘bible’ of clinical trials.

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All about Healthcare Risk Management

Healthcare Risk Management
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Why is healthcare risk management needed?

Risk management in healthcare refers to developing and implementing strategies to prevent or alleviate loss with reference to both capital and patients’ lives. Risk management is potentially more important in healthcare than in any other industry as it could mean the difference between the life and death, making the risks noticeably higher.
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Quality Control and Quality Assurance in Clinical Trial

Quality Control and Quality Assurance in Clinical Trial
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What is the role of quality in clinical trials?

Clinical trials provide information on the safety and efficacy of drugs under study. Sponsors of the clinical trial ensure that the investigators are following the compliant protocol and collecting and reporting quality data. Quality, one of the core modules of the trial, can be defined as a set of characteristics that a product or service must possess in order to meet the requirements of the customer. Quality management system in clinical research aims at establishing and consistently achieving compliance with ethical, regulatory and GXP standards and maintaining authenticity of the clinical data. Quality control and quality assurance are the standard components of the quality management system in clinical research.

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Maternal Health Advances of the Century

Maternal Health Advances of the Century
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Maternal and child health have been largely overlooked aspects of healthcare systems leading to major risks associated with pregnancy and childbirth. This could be attributed to lack of education and unavailability of adequate health-care facilities such as skilled personnel, infrastructure, medicines and emergency care when needed. As per the maternal mortality fact sheet published by World Health Organization (WHO) in 2015, approximately 830 women die every day from treatable complications related to pregnancy and 99% of these deaths occur in developing countries. Severe bleeding, infections, high blood pressure, post-delivery complications and unsafe abortion are some of the most commonly occurring preventable or treatable complications related to pregnancy and childbirth.

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Strengthening Global Health Security

Strengthening Global Health Security
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How to strengthen global health security?

Infectious disease outbreaks, if not detected and treated in time, become a serious global health threat in terms of economy and lives lost. Though the world’s health leaders promised to mount a better response at the next health emergencies, the promises come with a false sense of security. As a matter of fact, the world is still not as prepared as it is expected to be to prevent or face it. Three major public health emergencies of global importance were declared by the World health Organization since 2009 – outbreaks of influenza A (H1N1) in 2009, Ebola in West Africa in 2014, and Zika in the Americas in 2015.  

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Clinical Trial Risk Based Centralized Remote Monitoring

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Why is monitoring required?

Monitoring is mandated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in order to validate the integrity of the clinical trial. In general, this process is hugely personnel-intensive and involves site visits to inspect personnel, facilities, equipment, processes and documentation. It has been estimated that one third of the budget of the trial is spent on on-site monitoring. In an effort to minimize the time and costs involved in this process, the contract research organizations (CROs) emerged to support this task with virtual workspaces. These cost-effective remote strategies resulted in saving upto 70% of the resources spent on trials.

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Medical tourism: A travel for health

Medical Tourism Course
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Medical tourism: A trip for your healthcare needs.

Basically, individuals of economically developed nations travel to developing countries with good medical infrastructure for their medical. Rather it’s a reverse concept of travelling from less developed to developed nations. A significant number of patients are known to travel to India, Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia for varied medical procedures, dental procedures, esthetic or facial enhancements. These places are well established destinations with modern advanced procedures with affordable prices but a caution that every individual must tread carefully after a complete research and a reliable source.

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