IMS Health is a leading worldwide provider of information, technology and services dedicated to making healthcare perform better. With a global technology infrastructure and unique combination of real-world evidence, advanced analytics and proprietary software platforms, we connect knowledge across all aspects of healthcare to help clients improve patient outcomes and operate more efficiently.
Our expert resources draw on data from nearly 100,000 suppliers, and on insights from more than 40 billion healthcare transactions processed annually, to serve more than 5,000 healthcare clients globally. Customers include pharmaceutical, medical device and consumer health manufacturers and distributors, providers, payers, government agencies, policymakers, researchers and the financial community.
Operating in more than 100 countries, IMS Health sources healthcare information and cleanses, codes and links disparate data sets through its proprietary technologies. The company has assembled one of the world’s largest databanks of healthcare information, spanning prescription data, de-identified patient records, medical claims, electronic health records, transaction processing information, and provider and consumer attitudes and behaviors. This databank comprises more than 1.4 million healthcare products, 80 percent of all pharmaceutical sales worldwide, more than 300 million de-identified patient-level records, 8,000 payers and health plans, and 5 million physicians and providers and their organizational affiliations.
By bringing this information together, we create a singular view of healthcare markets, product demand, patient health, and the value of medicines. We do this while respecting individual privacy, and employ a combination of privacy, compliance, legal and other resources, together with a combination of technical, physical and administrative safeguards, to ensure that privacy and data protection are core competencies.
With comprehensive access to granular, de-identified patient information, provider/payer dynamics and health outcomes, IMS Health information, insights and services help clients to better understand the performance and value of treatments, as well as the effectiveness of providers and health management strategies. Clients use our offerings to:
- Develop commercialization plans
- Select patient and physician populations that will derive the greatest clinical benefits from specific therapies or clinical interactions
- Deliver information about new and innovative treatments to the right prescribers to enhance treatment decisions for patients
- Appropriately allocate and measure the effectiveness of marketing and sales resources
- Demonstrate the value of treatments