Insufficient integration of legacy systems
Many pharmaceutical companies have existing legacy systems, including complex IT infrastructures and siloed data repositories. Integrating these systems with new digital solutions and platforms can be challenging. Achieving seamless interoperability and data integration is crucial for getting all benefits of digital transformation.
Hindered information exchange and team cooperation
The pharma industry operates within a complex ecosystem involving various stakeholders, including healthcare providers, research institutions, regulatory bodies, and patients. The lack of tools that support interoperability and seamless collaboration between these stakeholders can make information sharing difficult.
Talent and skill gap
The rapid pace of digital transformation requires a workforce equipped with digital skills and expertise. However, the pharma industry often faces a shortage of professionals with experience in areas such as data analytics, artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML), and cybersecurity.
The production of pharmaceuticals can be energy-intensive due to the need for heating, cooling, and other processes that consume a significant amount of energy. No way to track and analyze energy consumption in real-time make it extremely difficult to identify areas where energy is wasted.