The life sciences industry is facing unprecedented change. The importance of information to fuel innovation, demonstrate product quality, provide evidence of efficacy, manage market distribution and address regulatory compliance is critical to success. This information must be protected and managed throughout its lifecycle, yet be accessible for the organisation to unlock value and gain strategic insight. Is your information management program able to keep up?
The development and manufacturing of pharmaceuticals and medical devices are governed by a wide range of regulations, including patent law, electronic signature laws, good lab practices, good clinical practices and patient privacy and consent laws – requiring organisations to retain information in the event of an audit or legal discovery request.
While your organisation may have records and information management policies, they may not be consistently implemented. Having the right information at the right time is critical to comply with regulations and protect intellectual property, yet records are often dispersed across departments and locations, making them difficult to find when needed.
With Iron Mountain, you can have well-documented and easily enforceable policies that apply across information types and across the enterprise -- enabling you to achieve compliance. And, by understanding your information and where it resides, you can ensure that it is protected, recoverable and secure throughout its lifecycle.