Top 10 Pharma and Life Sciences Tech Consulting/Service Companies - 2019

With an increasing affinity with information technology, the pharmaceutical and life sciences industry is upgrading legacy systems and undertaking a more data-driven approach to serve patients in the best possible manner and simplify their everyday operation. However, due to this heightened importance on data and analytics, as well as the implementation of cutting-edge tools, the security of sensitive information has emerged as a challenge for these companies. Additionally, players across the pharmaceutical and life sciences space need extensive support to manage the diverse tools that they are deploying almost on a regular basis.

Apart from these data related quandaries, what bothers the life sciences industry most is the proliferation of specialty drugs to treat chronic diseases. The process of accessing these specialty medications is complicated—a long gap lies between drug manufacturers and patients. Although hub services are focused on bridging it, their reliance on legacy technologies appears as a significant hurdle. In effect, the processes of benefit investigation and prior authorization need to be automated through the deployment of proper technology and high-level IT service.

With a comprehensive understanding of these requirements, CIOReview has created a list of the “10 Most Promising Pharma and Life Sciences Tech Consulting/Service Companies” to help organizations in harnessing the power of cutting-edge technologies to improve the efficiency of their services while having a competitive edge in the market.

We are glad to feature New Maryland-based CareMetx. Propelled by the aim of helping patients ‘from intake to outcomes,’ CareMetx has automated the entire process of traditional hub services with a robust suite of e-service transactions, including e-enrollment, MedeBV, RxeBV, e-PA, e-Copay, e-script, and many other. Also, having a comprehensive understanding of the proliferation of the Salesforce CRM in the hub space, the company delivers its solutions as turn-key Salesforce apps allowing manufacturers to place CareMetx technology directly into call centers or provider portals that are built in Salesforce communities.

Additionally, we are featuring Massachusetts-based New England Network Solutions (NENS) as one of the leading Pharma and Life Sciences Tech Consulting/Service Companies. Leveraging its years of experience and proven track record, NENS has set the mission of helping organizations in the life sciences industry with high-level IT service (design, implementation, and maintenance) and support. Most importantly, the company helps clients address all their compliance and security needs by empowering them with SIEM and SOC services.

With several innovative technological capabilities and instances of client success up their sleeves, these organizations are continually proving their mettle in the pharma and life sciences tech consulting/service arena. We present to you CIOReview’s “10 Most Promising Pharma and Life Sciences Tech Consulting/Service Companies 2019.”


    Top Pharma and Life Sciences Consulting Companies

  • 1

    CareMetx is a specialty hub services and technology company providing patient-centric services supported by state-of-the-art proprietary technology. Bio-pharmaceutical and device manufacturers who have developed life-changing niche products, come to us to provide expert reimbursement support and clinical services for patients who have been prescribed these innovative products. Aside from having an experienced, compassionate work force, dedicated to the highest quality patient care, CareMetx delivers mobile solutions, dashboards, portals and other technology solutions to help track and manage the patient's journey "from intake to outcomes.” The firm’s mobile data collection and reporting tools for use by manufacturers, providers and patients support and sustain patient access to complex therapies

  • 2

    Headquartered in Washington DC, the company has more than 7,000 professionals in more than 50 locations and is led by seasoned professionals. Guidehouse's business portfolio is diverse and deep, enabling us to serve clients with capabilities that span consulting, technology-based solutions, and disputes & forensics. The firm helps clients address their toughest challenges with a focus on markets and clients facing transformational change, technology-driven innovation and significant regulatory pressure. Across a range of advisory, consulting, outsourcing, and technology/analytics services, they help clients create scalable, innovative solutions that prepare them for future growth and success

  • 3

    Committed to delivering managed IT services to businesses since 1993, NENS has made considerable strides as one of the most sought after and referred business technology partners in New England. With its rich experience and proven track record, NENS empowers organizations in the life science industry with high-level IT services and support, and aligns the right technology solutions to their business needs. From the security standpoint, NENS’ strategy covers the eight core components—user, cloud, workstations, smart devices, applications, perimeter, network, and server—of the client’s business technology. NENS has continued to secure the systems of its clients utilizing the same standards and best practices it encourages its clients to adopt

  • 4

    RCM Technologies, Inc. (NasdaqGM: RCMT) is a premier provider of business and technology solutions designed to enhance and maximize the operational performance of its customers through the adaptation and deployment of advanced engineering and information technology services. RCM is also a provider of specialty health care services to major health care institutions and educational facilities. RCM has been an innovative leader in the design, development, and delivery of these services to commercial and government sectors for over 35 years. Over the years, the Company has developed and assembled an attractive, diverse and extensive portfolio of capabilities, service offerings and delivery options, established a proven record of performance and credibility, and built an efficient pricing structure

  • 5

    Azzur Group

    Azzur Group

    At Azzur, they help companies in the health and life science industry bring their projects to life, and follow them from Discovery to Delivery™. They believe success is carefully calibrated, precisely executed, and thoroughly monitored. The firm’s nationwide network of companies is dedicated to providing continuous service to customers in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical device, diagnostics, biologics and clinical industry, as well as all HLS suppliers. Azzur Group is your connection to a wide-range of project management, process engineering, and compliance services. The subject matter experts serve their customers from Discovery to Delivery™

  • 6

    International Health Management Associates

    International Health Management Associates

    IHMA is a premier provider of antimicrobial drug development studies. The company provides a full suite of technical capabilities and domain expertise in all phases of antimicrobial drug development. With laboratories in both the US and Europe, IHMA partner with clients around the world in the biotechnology, pharmaceutical, and diagnostic industries. IHMa's services can be customized to best align with our clients’ unique testing needs. This ensures successful drug development, commercialization, and post-marketing pathways

  • 7



    At Kineticos, they have a simple mission: to help its sponsors solve their most complex problems. We work exclusively within the life sciences ecosystem. And their focus is strategy, business development & licensing, market access, innovation and operational excellence. The firm’s values start with an entrepreneurial culture focused on exceptional outcomes for its sponsors through deep engagements. Kineticos is a specialized management consulting firm serving the life science industry. The firm is focused on identifying opportunities to drive strategic growth and achieve operational excellence for its clients globally

  • 8

    LEK Consulting

    LEK Consulting

    L.E.K. Consulting is uncompromising in its approach in helping clients consistently make better decisions, deliver improved business performance and create greater shareholder returns. The firm advises and supports global companies that are leaders in their industries — including the largest private and public sector organizations, private equity firms and emerging entrepreneurial businesses. Founded in 1983, L.E.K. employs more than 1,400 professionals across the Americas, Asia-Pacific and Europe. L.E.K. Consulting is a global management consulting firm that uses deep industry expertise and rigorous analysis to help business leaders achieve practical results with real impact

  • 9

    Nuventra Research Triangle

    Nuventra Research Triangle

    Nuventra is the pharmaceutical industry’s go-to resource for clinical pharmacology, pharmacokinetic, and pharmacometric consulting services. Nuventra gives pharmaceutical companies and CROs rare access to a hands-on team of industry-leading consultants experienced in complex studies and analyses. The firm embraces the notion that simplicity and clarity lead to good decisions by taking complex pharmacokinetic and pharmacometric principals and making them understandable and usable for common sense drug development. Nuventra’s flexible business structure enables us to integrate with our clients and help them maximize the potential of clinical pharmacology studies and pharmacokinetic analyses to pave the way toward marketing approval

  • 10



    Originating in Europe, TFS was founded in 1996 in Sweden by Mr. Daniel Spasic. Today the company is the leading global mid-size clinical Contract Research Organization (CRO). TFS provides end-to-end solutions or flexible single services. Its partnering approach with customers is based on our four business principles – commitment, flexibility, value creation and global reach. As the leading global mid-size clinical CRO, TFS has the global and regional experience and infrastructure to conduct its customers' clinical trials. TFS guides customers from clinical development planning to regulatory filing, providing flexible solutions whilst ensuring budget and deadlines are met and reducing customers' risks and delays