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.
IT's Reputation: What the Data SaysInformationWeek's IT Perception Survey seeks to quantify how IT thinks it's doing versus how the business really views IT's performance in delivering services - and, more important, powering innovation. Our results suggest IT leaders should worry less about whether they're getting enough resources and more about the relationships they have with business unit peers.
What The Business Really Thinks Of IT: 3 Hard TruthsThey say perception is reality. If so, many in-house IT departments have reason to worry. InformationWeek's IT Perception Survey seeks to quantify how IT thinks it's doing versus how the business views IT's performance in delivering services - and, more important, powering innovation. The news isn't great.