• About the IMS Institute

Advancing Global Healthcare with Current, Unbiased Information

To strengthen the role of information in healthcare decision making, the IMS Institute for Healthcare Informatics conducts research and publishes the results for use by governments, payers, academia and the life sciences industry. With access to IMS Health's extensive global data assets, analytics and expertise, the IMS Institute is focused on providing objective, relevant insights and research that accelerates the understanding and innovation critical to sound decision making and improved patient care.

The IMS Institute for Healthcare Informatics has a focused research agenda:

  • Enhancing the use of information by healthcare stakeholders
  • Optimizing the performance of medical care
  • Understanding the future global role for biopharmaceuticals
  • Supporting the role of innovation in health system products, processes and delivery systems
  • Informing and advancing healthcare agendas in developing nations

 IMS Institute India


The India branch focuses on three areas: mobilizing and advancing health services research, developing programs for key decision-makers and providing professional training, and supporting efforts to use performance-based analytics in evaluating and improving healthcare costs and outcomes.

IMS Institute China


The China branch has its own external advisory board focused on China-specific issues with two primary focus areas: conducting research in collaboration with Chinese government bodies and providing training on the effective use of information in decision making and policy development for healthcare stakeholders.

A Global Reach

The IMS Institute for Healthcare Informatics, in various regions, is developing partnerships with institutions and individuals to reinforce the value of information and analytics in decision making across a range of healthcare issues in this extensive, complex and rapidly developing market.

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