• The IMS Institute in India

In March 2013, the IMS Institute for Healthcare Informatics launched a new branch in Delhi, India, where colleagues leverage public and private sector relationships to deliver objective, relevant insights and research to advance the country’s health agenda.

With the support of IMS Health India, the India branch develops local partnerships with leading universities, research institutions, development agencies and the government to reinforce the value of information and analytics in decision making across a range of health issues.


The India branch, headed by Lokesh Sharma, focuses on three areas:

  • Mobilizing and advancing health services research: The Institute will bring together leading policy advisors, educators, researchers and medical care providers to initiate research activities and apply evidence-based approaches to address key healthcare issues.
  • Capacity-building and professional training: Programs that harness the unique knowledge and expertise of IMS Health researchers and specialists will be developed for key decision-makers, including healthcare executives, hospital administrators and policy makers.
  • Analytics-based performance improvement: The Institute will support efforts by health institutions to use performance-based analytics and Business Intelligence tools to drive informed decision making and improved healthcare costs and outcomes.

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