Many years ago, medical companies struggled with how to manage, report, and provide drug development information to regulators.

They were required to provide all details on clinical trials, drug investigations, adverse effects, doctor’s notes, and patient records in a consistent format for review. However, the information was held in many different formats with Dictaphone tapes, X-ray images, and scanned documents and images all being part of the information under management.The solution is what was granularly called enterprise content management (ECM).

Enterprise content management was supposed to encompass all types of content under one umbrella for management and distribution.
Its drawback was that it couldn’t understand that content.

Any descriptive information or analysis was added by users, in the main part, or via workflow processes, which would, where possible, attempt to extract relevant information.
In the case of the medical image files, a system might look to extract information via the DICOM format and metadata. However, none of this was analytics; it was static and, in most cases once entered into the system, stale.To read this article in full, please click here

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