Indeed we all dream about it, and No: doing more with less isn't about overworking your employees and pushing them to their limit. It's about working with technology and enabling your people the tools they need to communicate, collaborate and be the best they can be in the modern workplace.
As the Life Science industry continues to face increasing regulatory scrutiny, intelligent automation will become an essential tool for organizations looking to achieve compliance efficiently and effectively. Working with clients across the industry globally we recognize many Intelligent Automation (IA)-supported functions will reside in and enhance the regulatory / quality unit. Here are some of the most prominent functions today, with example of the value or direction to focus on driving benefits from working with enabling technologies:
- Improved data management
Intelligent automation help automate data collection, analysis, and management, enabling Life Science organizations to more effectively manage their regulatory compliance requirements. For example, intelligent automation can automate the collection of data from clinical trials and ensure that the data is accurate and consistent across multiple sources. A major benefit for organizations looking to comply with regulations related to data integrity and traceability.
- Streamlined documentation and reporting
Intelligent automation helps automate the creation of regulatory documents, such as clinical trial reports, regulatory submissions, and manufacturing documentation. This can significantly reduce the time and effort required to create these documents and ensure that they comply with regulatory requirements. Additionally, intelligent automation can generate real-time reports that provide insights into compliance performance, enabling organizations to track their progress and identify areas for improvement.
- Enhanced quality control
Intelligent automation can help Life Science organizations improve their quality control processes by automating the monitoring and verification of critical manufacturing processes. By analyzing data from sensors and other sources, intelligent automation can detect deviations from expected performance and alert personnel to take corrective action. A major benefit for organizations looking to comply with regulations related to product quality and safety.
- Increased efficiency and productivity
Intelligent automation automates repetitive and time-consuming tasks, enabling Life Science professionals to focus on more strategic tasks that require human expertise. For example, intelligent automation can automate the review of adverse event reports, enabling regulatory professionals to focus on analyzing the data and identifying key insights and trends. This can help organizations to respond more quickly to emerging safety concerns and comply with regulations related to adverse event reporting.
- Improved collaboration and communication
Intelligent automation can facilitate collaboration and communication across different departments and functions within Life Science organizations. For example, intelligent automation can automate the exchange of information between clinical trial sites and central study teams, ensuring that everyone has access to the same data and enabling faster decision-making. Additionally, intelligent automation can enable real-time communication with regulatory agencies, facilitating the submission and review of regulatory documents.
So, while you’re probably not even done with all of your actions and follow-up from 2023 plans, there’s 2024 coming up on the horizon! New plans must be made, budgets to allocated and approved, and micro-managing bosses must be served in full. My golden tip for you is “put an intelligent automation program or initiative in your budget” and make the next step to “do more with less”.
Do you want to know more? Make sure to register for our webinar, titled “Automation for Life Sciences: It’s not just about the bots” on May 25th 2023. This event will start at 1:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time.
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