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Key Challenges and Solutions for Life Science CIOs Seeking to Optimize Benefits of Real-World Data

Published: 05 June 2018

ID: G00349829

Analyst(s): Jeff Smith


Life science CIOs must proceed with care to realize the benefits of real-world data in the face of new data privacy regulations and a maturing data vendor ecosystem. Use these Gartner insights to overcome these challenges and gain value from real-world data investments.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • How Can I Best Obtain RWD Data From the Many Data Owners?
  • How Will the EU General Data Protection Regulation and Other Regulations Affect My Technology Strategy With Regards to RWD?
    • Compliance With RWD Policy
    • Deidentification
    • Patient Authorization
    • Do I Need to Hire a Data Scientist to Make Sense of RWD?
    • What Are the Applications and Vendor Solutions That Can Best Optimize the Use of RWD Analytics?
    • Should I Prioritize Real World Evidence Solutions in 2018? If Not, Then When Should This Be a Priority?

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