Advances Business Intelligence and Performance Management Capabilities, Extends IMS One Platform in Europe

IMS-HealthIMS Health has acquired Forcea, a leading Belgium-based provider of business intelligence applications and analytics, to advance performance management capabilities for hospitals and life sciences organizations around the globe.  The acquisition brings together IMS Health’s comprehensive information and technology services with Forcea’s hospital-based technology solutions to drive more effective clinical and cost decisions.  Forcea solutions will leverage IMS One, the company’s intelligent cloud-based platform that seamlessly provisions industry information and integrates IMS Health, client and third-party data for faster, more insightful decision making. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

With this acquisition, IMS Health further strengthens its leadership in business intelligence capabilities focused on enabling better care coordination and improved operating performance. Since 2006, Forcea has worked closely with hospitals, life sciences companies and other industry stakeholders in Europe to deliver strategic advisory services and analytics that include data warehousing implementation, benchmarking and mobile solutions. IMS Health’s global footprint and Forcea’s performance management applications will accelerate the delivery of mission-critical, customizable insights to improve outcomes and support the ongoing transformation of healthcare systems.