Lead IT Business Partner, Translational Medicine Bristol Myers Squibb
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Translational Medicine (“bench-to-bedside”) is a multidisciplinary field focused on developing new therapies and procedures that extend and enhance the human life. Collaboration with internal and external labs is at the very core of this effort which poses numerous challenges in fulfilling its promise. Biomarker data from thousands of patients and multiple indications needs to be collected, collated with clinical data, analyzed and visualized. Data needed to gain insights is often hard to find, incomplete, opaque, lacks conformance and governance. Bristol-Myers Squibb has embarked on a set of bold strategic initiatives dubbed “Digital Health - Sage” to tackle these challenges head on by using FAIR (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, Reusable) data principles as a guide. Five key capabilities were delivered as part of the Digital Health – Sage effort: data lake, data catalog, analytics environment, search and visualization, data access and governance. The presentation will detail business challenges, technology solutions, and lessons learned.