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The Crucial Role of Notifications in Life Sciences + Closing the Digital Loop

Top Stories / July 13, 2017

This week’s roundup brings you the latest from the Life Sciences industry.

First, we revisit the ever-important topic of notifications to see the role they have in Life Science organizations. Then, we look at an article from MPO that gives insight into developing a more efficient medical device supply chain. Finally, quality magazine shows us how to close the digital loop, from engineering to manufacturing.

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Cybersecurity in the Cloud: How Safe is Your Data?

Quality Management / June 21, 2017

Cloud-based software is a growing option for quality management solutions. It is a cost-effective way to lessen IT burden and build a software solution that works best for you.

But with new technology comes a new set of cybersecurity challenges. Cybersecurity threats pose ever-present and constantly changing challenges to organizations, especially those that deal with sensitive, personal and competitive data. Consequently, people may be hesitant to adopt a cloud-based software solution.

However, there are cloud-based options that are secure and lessen the risk of a cybersecurity attack.

Here are three things to do and look for when looking for or setting up a cloud-based quality management system.

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Data-Driven Medicine + Reducing Preventable Harm from Medications

Top Stories, Life Sciences / May 31, 2017

This week’s roundup brings you the latest from the Life Sciences industry.

First, we see some big data developments for healthcare from the University of Chicago Medicine. Then, read up on the FDA’s efforts to reduce preventable adverse drug events. Finally, the Traqpath blog gives insight into managing Life Science compliance requirements in one central location for optimal results.

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4 Tips for Increasing Cloud-Based QMS Adoption and Buy-In

Quality Management / May 24, 2017

Organizational change takes some adjustment. Whether it’s the introduction of a new high-level employee or a change to company culture, sometimes people are hesitant to embrace changes because they are unfamiliar or more difficult at first.

When it comes to your Quality Management System (QMS), sticking to your old habits leads to inefficient processes and increases the likelihood of quality issues—especially in high-risk industries. Yet user adoption and buy-in still remain quality management challenges, despite the dangers.

Here are 4 tips to help get your team on board with adopting an updated, cloud-based quality system.

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4 Takeaways from Recent Regulatory Audit Changes + 3 Benefits of Automating Corrective Actions

Top Stories / May 3, 2017

This week’s roundup brings you updates and insights from the Life Scienceindustry.

First, MPO magazine shows us how the laws for regulatory audits are changing, and how that can impact medical device manufacturers and suppliers in a positive way. Then, ODT Magazine “tests your patience” as it reviews the FDA’s most recent guidance updates to medical device testing.

Finally, the Traqpath blog gives insight into how automating corrective actions benefits your organization.

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5 Essential Tips for Effective Sanitation + Finding Solutions for Regulatory Compliance and Cost-Efficiency

Top Stories / April 5, 2017

This week’s roundup brings you the latest from the food and beverage industry.

First, Food Quality & Safety Magazine shares 5 tips for reducing foodborne illness under FSMA standards. Then, we take a look at how investing in a food safety system is a smarter long-term investment than risking recall. Finally, EtQ’s Tim Lozier looks at the future of predictive analytics for compliance management in the food and beverage industry.

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Cheat Sheet for Corrective Actions + Security in the Cloud—A Buyer’s Guide for the Life Sciences

Top Stories / March 22, 2017

This week’s roundup brings you the latest from the Life Science industry. In the news, we see the potential implications of Trump’s FDA pick on the medtech and biotech industries. Then, an article from MPO magazine sheds light on the benefits and best practices for corrective actions in the Life Sciences. Finally, EtQ’s blog guides us through everything you need to know when considering cloud software for your Life Science solution.

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4 Common Mistakes When Using Quality Management Software

QMS / February 1, 2017

Implementing a Quality Management System (QMS) is a great step in achieving and maintaining compliance, but it’s not enough. If you’re not using your software correctly, you can’t utilize its full potential.

Here are a few common mistakes people make when using quality software and what you can do if you have made one of these mistakes.

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How Smart Technology Improves Food Safety + Sustainability Trends in Food and Beverage

Top Stories, Food and Beverage / January 27, 2017

This week’s roundup brings you news and insights into the food and beverage industry.

We start with some big news for agriculture as Trump names a new leader of the USDA. Then, we’ll see how research into smart technology can work to improve food safety. Finally, we’ll look at some sustainability trends in the food and beverage industry and how you can make sure your organization is keeping up.

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The Role of Risk Management Software in Key EHS Processes

EHS / January 25, 2017

Risk-based thinking is the driving force behind many successful EHS processes. From how you prioritize tasks to how you carry them out, being aware of risk can help you act in the most efficient and productive way.

Calculating risk is important because it gives you a measurable value to associate with events so you can compare, prioritize and understand potential impacts.

Here are three key EHS processes that benefit the most from risk management and mitigation.

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