08 March 2013

IMS Institute for Healthcare Informatics Launches Branch in India

Delhi – 07 March 2013 – The IMS Institute for Healthcare Informatics today announced a new initiative to develop local partnerships to reinforce the value of information and analytics in decision making across a range of healthcare issues in India. The India Branch of the IMS Institute for Healthcare Informatics, with the support of IMS Health India, will leverage relationships in the public and private sectors to deliver objective, relevant insights and research to advance the country’s health agenda. 

“The transformation of healthcare systems to better serve the needs of patients worldwide can be energized through a tighter linkage between information and decisions,” said Murray Aitken, who heads the IMS Institute for Healthcare Informatics. “There is a tremendous opportunity to ensure that the best available information – including IMS’s unparalleled global information and analytical assets – is applied as critical reforms are undertaken across India. Through the India Branch, we are establishing a platform for collaboration among academia and the country’s private and public sector stakeholders to help drive the creation of critical research networks, greater information sharing and the innovative mapping of disease burdens.” 

In India, the IMS Institute’s activities will focus on three areas: Mobilizing and advancing health services research, Capacity-building and professional training and Analytics-based performance improvement. 

IMS Health is a leading worldwide provider of information, technology, and services dedicated to making healthcare perform better. The company’s expert resources draw on data from nearly 100,000 suppliers, and on insights from 39 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. 

Source: IMS Health