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Timothy Reinhardt
By Timothy Reinhardt on November 17, 2020

Shifts in the landscape of quality management training

When I started in the pharmaceutical industry nearly thirty years ago, training meant collecting large numbers of various staff members into a conference room on a slow day and methodically walking through a high-level general presentation packed with incidental information. This exercise was repeated annually for my first three years, with what seemed to me to only contain tiny alterations to the training material. Proficiency, engagement, and creativity were not a driving factor in the sessions. It seemed more about filling an afternoon and checking a box.
Steve Diedrich
By Steve Diedrich
on September 15, 2020

As part of the Quality Leaders Forum, we sat down (virtually) with Steve Diedrich for a primer on compliance vs. quality and how we might use Simon Sinek's framework of "finite and infinite games" to think about quality management. Register now for "Playing the Infinite Game in Quality," an interactive forum with Steve Diedrich. 

Celia Brown
By Celia Brown
on March 31, 2020

As COVID-19 continues to spread across the globe, governments urge citizens to self-quarantine, and the U.S. economy faces an uncertain future, the life sciences industry is under more pressure than ever. Pharmaceutical and healthcare companies continue to work toward the development of a vaccine and therapies for the respiratory infection that was declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization last week. And the FDA is rolling out updated policies to streamline the path to an effective vaccine and protecting the public from fraudulent products. 

Panos Boudouvas
By Panos Boudouvas
on January 15, 2020

Intelligent Quality is an approach that is rooted in the digital transformation that we’ve seen across all lines of business over the past decade or so. The complex, modern organization has tools available in their ‘back office’ that offer data analytics and valuable insights to company leaders- enabling them to make informed decisions about their business strategy. We have seen the explosion of growth and advancement in CRM and ERP, for example, and there is no reason for quality and compliance teams to continue to use stone- age tools.  

By Judy Carmody
on October 01, 2019

Maintaining quality is everyone’s job and a team effort. And when it is overlooked, bad things happen.

Brendan Lawrence
By Brendan Lawrence
on August 08, 2019

After supporting more than a hundred eQMS implementations in my role as head of Operations here at ZenQMS, I have observed that the conversion from a paper-based to electronic quality management system (eQMS) can be either painful and cumbersome or quick and easy. The determining factors seem to be centered on the ‘health’ of the business’ quality processes- especially those related to document management and training.

Panos Boudouvas
By Panos Boudouvas
on July 03, 2019

Effective  quality leaders know that securing executive support and buy-in are key factors  in successfully selecting and implementing an  eQMS. Convincing skeptical C-suite colleagues of the strategic implications and costs of  the current state can be challenging, especially in documenting both hard costs and intangible benefits/risks.   It is necessary to speak in terms that they understand and appreciate, starting with Return on Investment (ROI).