How RPA and Automation is Igniting Innovation in Life Sciences

Written by Catherine Calarco in Changing the world with automation on April 8, 2019

The Life Sciences industry is in a transformative stage and the challenges are significant. We need more effective medicines, lower costs, greater access, and personalized digital therapeutics that allow people to truly live longer healthier lives. New Robotic Process Automation (RPA) technology with cognitive automation brings fresh thinking to Life Sciences. Intelligent RPA is revolutionizing medical drug research, patient-centricity, and frees up medical scientists do fewer manual processes. As Life Sciences firms pivot to RPA with Artificial Intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) they improve processes, streamline costs, improve care outcomes, and fight against disease–they are transforming the industry.

Accelerating industry breakthroughs with RPA

The collaboration between humans and RPA will speed-up processes and elevate innovation, creating a new standard for Life Sciences. Outsourcing repetitive tasks and manual processes to software robots (bots) is significantly improving processing times for scientists to think up breakthrough ideas. As consumers and practitioners of health care services, we can all appreciate this vigilance in keeping a close eye on our well-being.

Better processes = Better outcome

The changing role of Life Sciences now includes pooling scientific knowledge to gain access to common resources and accelerating time to market. According to the Everest Group “Life Science firms have to help patients manage outcomes more effectively, while also coordinating with payers, providers, converged healthcare entities, regulations, and digital healthcare platforms via a substantial patient-centric model.” Life Science companies want to interact closely with different parts of the ecosystem to drive enhanced value through care outcomes and cost efficiency. Adding AI-powered RPA is a powerful, yet simple way to bridge the gap by increasing patient-centric activities and improving processes. Unlike many other technology, implementing RPA yields almost instant ROI associated with increased cost-savings, boosted employee morale, higher patient satisfaction, and increased time for scientists to think up new, innovative ways to make a difference.

Maintaining and improving compliance

Pharmacovigilance and safety are key requirements for increasing efficiency for Life Sciences companies. RPA can easily orchestrate collection, detection, assessment, and monitoring, resulting in time savings across the multi-environment ecosystem while maintaining consistency and compliance. Intelligent automation can streamline collaboration to provide central point of access for trial sponsors, CROs, investigators, clinical researchers, and more. Life Sciences can now rely on an integrated RPA platform to ensure even more collaboration in a secure environment.

Improving patient services

Life Sciences need to rely less on manual processes and legacy systems to interact with their patients. A modern approach to having a direct relationship with patients is to engage them on their care journey, automating medication adherence programs, assistance with scheduling appointments, mobile health monitoring, telehealth, and educational support. RPA with cognitive automation can help accelerate patient support in various channels to speed up clinical support, coordinating care, monitoring medical lapses, and feeding information the patients are looking for.

Forget the past–raise your industry standard with cognitive automation

Life Sciences are actively leveraging RPA with cognitive automation to proactively overcome challenges. Burdened by declining margins, tougher macroeconomic conditions, and changing business models more. Life Science companies are turning to RPA with cognitive automation to rapidly innovate in the competitive space and adapt better to changing business conditions.


RPA creates more time for innovating new treatments

RPA with AI and ML has the potential to change the Life Sciences workplace as dramatically as the machines of the industrial revolution. The demand for intelligent RPA is high and many enterprises across all industries leverage bots to accelerate the delivery of new drugs, increase innovation, streamline manufacturing operations, enhance supply chain and distribution, do better pharmacovigilance, and regulatory compliance to increase business outcomes. RPA brings agility to Life Sciences to make the world of work more agile while inspiring us to create healthier lives. Are you ready to see what RPA can do for you?