$1.2 trillion is the estimated value of the healthcare market, which is about 16% of the U.S. gross national product, and an estimated $100 billion a year is wasted through information inefficiencies.
Pharmaceutical company CEOs are starting to pay more attention to business-continuity planning, IT departments are looking for ways to provide higher levels of data availability, and vendors are developing creative new ways to address information challenges. These initiatives are being driven by e-technologies, particularly the Internet.
Companies are no longer investing millions of dollars in monolithic…
Paul Bleicher, M.D., Ph.D. Founder, Chairman, and Chief Scientific Officer, Phase Forward Inc., Waltham, Mass.; Phase Forward is a leader in Web-based clinical trial data collection and management software and services
Lydell Capritta. President and CEO, Blue Diesel, Columbus, Ohio; Blue Diesel, an interactive and Web-development agency, is an operating company of inChord Communications Inc.
Bob Christensen. Chief Strategic Officer, Gravity Shift Solutions Inc., Princeton, N.J.; Gravity Shift develops training and marketing applications that enhance knowledge and communication
Stephen Coady. CEO of Apelon, Ridgefield, Conn.; Apelon is a supplier of healthcare terminology software and services
Ian Cross. CEO and Co-Founder, I-SITE Inc., Philadelphia; I-SITE is an Internet development and consulting group
W. Roy Dunbar. VP and Chief Information Officer, Eli Lilly and Co., Indianapolis, Ind.; Lilly is a leading innovation-driven pharmaceutical corporation
Bruce Fadem. VP Corporate Information Services and Chief Information Officer, American Home Products Corp., Whitehouse Station, N.J.; American Home Products is a research-based, global pharmaceutical company
Kelly Gratz. Chief Operating Officer, Blue Diesel, Columbus, Ohio; Blue Diesel, an interactive and Web-development agency, is an operating company of inChord Communications Inc.
Robert James. Global IS director, P&G Pharmaceuticals, Cincinnati, Ohio; Procter & Gamble Pharmaceuticals is a research-based global organization and a part of Procter & Gamble Health Care, a division of The Procter & Gamble Co., which is a global leader in the development, manufacturing, and marketing of a broad range of consumer goods
George Laszlo. Partner and Director of Life Sciences Solutions, Healthcare Group, Computer Sciences Corp., Berwyn, Pa.; CSC’s Healthcare Group is an industry leader in the strategic use of information technology to achieve business results for payers, providers, and life-sciences organizations
John S. McIlwain. Chairman, Co-Founder, Chief Executive, Velos Inc., San Francisco, Calif.; Velos is a designer and developer of healthcare information systems, providing an integrated clinical and administrative product suite for specialty medicine and clinical research
Dr. Ash Nashed. President, CEO, founder, MDChoice.com and Healthscout.com Somerville, N.J.; MDchoice.com and Healthscout.com are leading providers of innovative products and services for health-related Websites, healthcare providers, consumers, and the pharmaceutical industry
Greg Barnes Nelson. Statprobe Technologies, Cary, N.C.; Statprobe Technologies is a high-performance software development and design firm that works closely with clients to achieve effective and appropriate technology solutions
Michelle Runge. VP, E-business, Aventis Pharmaceuticals, Bridgewater, N.J.; Aventis is a world leader in pharmaceuticals
Peter Sandford. President, Gravity Shift Solutions Inc., Princeton, N.J.; Gravity Shift develops training and marketing applications that enhance knowledge and communication
Andrew Weissberg. VP of Business Development and Chief Technology Officer, CPRi Communications, Teterboro, N.J.; CPRi is a healthcare and high-tech marketing communications firm
Stephen Wiehe. President and CEO, SciQuest Inc., Morrisville, N.C.; SciQuest is a technology and solutions company that provides integrated e-commerce and research asset management solutions for research enterprises and their supply-chain partners worldwide