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Getting clinical trial data ready for analysis: How IQVIA wrangled its way to success (sponsored by Trifacta)

Matt Derda (Trifacta), Yogesh Prasad (IQVIA)
2:05pm2:45pm Thursday, September 26, 2019
Location: 1A 04/05
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Future breakthroughs in healthcare such as new drug development and personalized treatment rely heavily on our ability to analyze diverse medical data with greater flexibility, scale and speed. The advent of electronic medical records and new data standards have brought significant improvements in how researchers are able to work with this data but massive inconsistencies in data standards and formatting still remain. Clinical trial data continues to be one of the most challenging data sources for its diversity in structure, lack of standard data types and immense volume. 

As a human data science company, IQVIA routinely cleans and prepares clinical trial data to help government agencies, pharmaceutical companies and academic institutions find insights and improve healthcare outcomes for patients around the world. Matt Derda and Yogesh Prasad explain how IQVIA built its Clean Patient Tracker. Join in to learn how the company successfully executed on an initiative to reduce the turnaround time of executing analysis for their clients by 50%, including how Yogesh’s team approached this initiative and why their first step focused on modernizing the technology and processes for how they wrangle clinical trial data for analysis.

This session is sponsored by Trifacta.

What you'll learn

  • Learn how IQVIA built a Clean Patient Tracker
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Matt Derda


Matt Derda leads customer marketing at Trifacta, where he focuses on helping customers communicate the value they’re generating from initiatives to modernize data management, analytics and machine learning. Matt’s previous experience as a data wrangler at PepsiCo means that he is well-versed in the challenges of getting data ready for various analytics initiatives. He uses this experience to establish strong relationships with Trifacta customers and help them promote their innovative work to internal and external audiences.

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Yogesh Prasad


Yogesh Prasad is platform leader for the clinical data repository at leading human data science company IQVIA. IQVIA leverages human biology and data science to serve the combined industries of clinical research and health information technologies. Yogesh has over 20 years of experience working on data lakes, streaming data solutions, data governance, data quality, master data management, data integration, and data warehousing. He has been instrumental in shaping the data strategy at IQVIA and other companies to deliver transformational projects through the use of data-driven solutions. Yogesh holds an MBA from Duke University and a bachelor’s in engineering from Gujarat, India.

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