IMS Health is a company that provides information, services and technology for the healthcare industry. It is the largest vendor of U.S. physician prescribing data. IMS Health was founded in 1954 by Bill Frohlich and David Dubow. In 2010, IMS Health was taken private by TPG Capital, CPP Investment Board and Leonard Green & Partners. Ari Bousbib is IMS Health’s Chairman and CEO. Bousbib, formerly a longtime senior executive at United Technologies Corporation, joined the company in September 2010. IMS Health is headquartered in Danbury, Connecticut. Wikipedia.
IMS Health | Date: 2014-09-18
A computer-implemented method for providing a user with product consumption data stored at one or more databases includes receiving a transaction message indicating pharmaceutical product consumption for a particular pharmaceutical product from a prescribing facility and receiving a prescribing message with prescription data for the particular pharmaceutical product from one or more prescribers. The prescription data for the particular pharmaceutical product is translated into an updated database instruction configured to interface with a database and modify a record in the database based on the received pharmaceutical product consumption data. Related records within the database are identified and a multicomponent behavioral record that reflects the updated database instruction is generated. An average dosage for the particular product is calculate and based on the calculated dosage and a projected number of patients a multicomponent consumption record for an indication of the particular product is generated.
IMS Health | Date: 2014-02-10
System and method to digitally validate a document, the method including: receiving, by a secure development platform (SDP), a security information from an end user, the SDP comprising an SDP processor coupled to a secure SDP memory; exchanging a security token with a user device based upon the security information; receiving, from the user device, a request for a digital certificate; managing and storing public/private key pairs; transmitting, to the PKI service processor, the request for a digital certificate; if information in the request for a digital certificate is correct: creating the digital certificate; and receiving the digital certificate from the PKI service processor; and storing the digital certificate in the secure SDP memory, the secure SDP memory not directly accessible by the user device, the SDP processor configured to request a signature generation by use of the private key associated with the digital certificate, the SDP processor configured to request a validation by use of the digital certificate.
IMS Health | Date: 2014-09-30
A computer-assisted method that includes: identifying practitioners affiliated with a non-retail facility; gathering longitudinal prescription scripts by the identified prescribing practitioners as well as medical claims submitted by the identified prescribing practitioners to insurance carriers; linking the medical claims submitted by the identified practitioners to the longitudinal prescription scripts; based on each linked medical claim and longitudinal prescription script, generating a record of using the prescription drug for the corresponding one or more indication; generating a distribution factor of using the prescription drug for each of the one or more indications by the identified practitioners outside the non-retail facility; receiving information showing a volume of the prescription drug sold to the non-retail facility; and generating usage data by indications of the prescription drug for the non-retail facility by applying the generated distribution factor to the received information showing the volume of the prescription drug sold to the non-retail facility.
IMS Health | Date: 2014-06-20
A method includes accessing data related to a series of patient events, and determining whether the data accessed is related to a specific condition. Care pathway data for the condition is generated in response to determining that the accessed data is related to the specific condition. The care pathways data for the condition is stored at a custom extension to a relational database.
IMS Health | Date: 2014-03-10
Some implementations may provide a method implemented on a processor, the method includes: receiving, on a computer host, an electronic document representing a pharmaceutical prescription; identifying constituent regions that include at least a first portion and a second portion within the electronic document; identifying first spatial frequencies for the first portion within the electronic document; identifying second spatial frequencies for the second portion within the electronic document; identifying a header based upon the first spatial frequencies; using the header to identify a prescriber; retrieving a profile for the prescriber; analyzing the second spatial frequencies using the profile for the prescriber; and creating, based upon analyzing the second spatial frequencies using the profile for the prescriber, a transaction record on the computer host for a medical transaction associated with the pharmaceutical prescription.