Gartner Research

Hype Cycle for Life Sciences, 2017

Published: 12 July 2017

ID: G00314852

Analyst(s): Michael Shanler , Stephen Davies


Life science executives strive to leverage digital strategies to deliver outcome-based patient-centric value. CIOs have an overwhelming number of solutions to consider and prioritize. This Hype Cycle can be used to understand how new technologies are moving from inflated expectations to real value.

Table Of Contents


  • What You Need to Know
  • The Hype Cycle
  • The Priority Matrix
  • Off the Hype Cycle
  • On the Rise
    • IoT-Enabled Laboratory
    • Physician-Prescribed Clinical Apps
    • 3D-Printed Drugs
    • Blockchain in Life Science
    • Life Science Multichannel Campaign Management
    • Nanomedicine
  • At the Peak
    • Social Media Analytics
    • Unique Device Identification (UDI)
    • Lab Apps
    • Clinical Trial Data Transparency
    • Managed Care and Institutional Selling Tools
    • Physician Social Media
    • SaaS-Regulated EDMS
    • Key Opinion Leader Management
    • Adaptive Trials
    • Enterprise Laboratory Informatics
    • Genomics Medicine
  • Sliding Into the Trough
    • Patient Communities for Trial Recruitment
    • Model-Based Manufacturing
    • Compliant GxP Cloud
    • Precompetitive Alliances
    • Direct-to-Patient Digital Marketing
    • Industrial Operational Intelligence
    • Supplier Quality Management Applications
    • Track-and-Trace and Serialization
    • Controlled Substance Ordering System
    • Pharma PLM
  • Climbing the Slope
    • PAT
    • Quality Process Management Applications
    • Clinical Resource Management
    • Structure Content and Component Authoring
    • Electronic Batch Records
    • Revenue Management
    • Aggregate-Spending/Sunshine Law Tracking and Reporting
    • MES Applications for Discrete Manufacturing
    • MES Applications for Process Manufacturing
    • Web-Based E-Detailing
    • Enterprise Manufacturing Intelligence
  • Entering the Plateau
    • Customer (Practitioner) Analytics
    • Signal Detection
    • Tablet-Based E-Detailing
  • Appendixes
    • Hype Cycle Phases, Benefit Ratings and Maturity Levels

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