AI Is a Major Factor Behind Pfizer’s Vaccine Success

Digital Transformation Included a Focus on Data Quality

This article from Analytics Insight explains how Pfizer’s willingness to embrace digital transformation and artificial intelligence (AI) helped deliver higher quality work in less time during the company’s COVID-19 vaccine development.

Even before the pandemic, Pfizer was looking for a partner to develop an AI-powered tool that could quickly clean clinical data. Saama Technologies won a Pfizer-sponsored hackathon with a solution known as Smart Data Query (SDQ).

During the vaccine trials, Pfizer used this AI-powered solution to review millions of data points from more than 40,000 study participants. SDQ helped ensure data quality throughout the trial and cut the data cleaning time down from 30+ days to just 22 hours after meeting the primary efficacy case counts.

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