The pharmaceutical industry is looking at technologies to improve operating efficiencies, drug quality, and patient safety. It has asked the Auto-ID Center, a tech center at MIT, to explore ways to use radio-frequency identification and electronic product codes to standardize the numbering and labeling of drugs and to track them through the supply chain.
Technology consulting firm Cap Gemini Ernst & Young is working with the center to see how the industry can quickly deploy these technologies, partly to reduce the flow of counterfeit drugs and enhance patient safety.
5 Top Federal Initiatives For 2015As InformationWeek Government readers were busy firming up their fiscal year 2015 budgets, we asked them to rate more than 30 IT initiatives in terms of importance and current leadership focus. No surprise, among more than 30 options, security is No. 1. After that, things get less predictable.