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IQVIA’s evolution: From past to present

Discover the historical milestones which led to the creation of a new kind of company, IQVIA.

Explore the fascinating history of IQVIA and story behind two industry innovators who blended their unique capabilities to become a leading global provider of advanced analytics, technology solutions and clinical research services to the life sciences industry.

Read about IQVIA’s journey and the strategy that will propel us to achieving our long-term mission:

A visionary idea

Today, IQVIA’s vision is to power smarter healthcare for everyone, everywhere. At the heart of our origin, there was always a vision to revolutionize the healthcare and life sciences landscape, to not only help our customers, but to make a more positive impact for patients.

IMS Health, established in 1954, spearheaded healthcare data analytics. While Quintiles, founded in 1982, specialized in clinical trials and research services. Pairing these two influential entities would mean creating an information and tech-enabled healthcare service provider with global scale and reach that could offer a full suite of end-to-end clinical and commercial offerings.

A synergy of strengths

In 2016, a strategic union brought together the data-driven insights of IMS Health and the clinical research excellence of Quintiles, giving rise to IQVIA. This expanded the application and accessibility of real world evidence in healthcare, marking the beginning of a new kind of company.

A paradigm shift

Post-merger, with the combined capabilities and expertise of the two legacy companies, we believed we were uniquely positioned to tackle the most pressing challenges facing 21st century healthcare. And today, we call this unique and powerful combination of data, technology, expertise, and capabilities IQVIA Connected Intelligence™. This speaks to our unique ability to make connections for customers by bringing together our healthcare-grade data assets, breadth and depth of expertise, and AI-powered analytics to solve almost any healthcare challenge.

Charting the course of tomorrow

In the ever-evolving healthcare and life sciences landscape, we have an opportunity to stand as a beacon of innovation. Building on our long-term vision, our mission is to accelerate innovations to create a healthier world. Our team of more than 87,000 colleagues harness the latest insights and technologies to enable our customers to speed clinical development and the commercialization of innovative medical treatments that improve healthcare outcomes for patients. This would not be possible without the passion each of us brings to our roles, embracing new ideas and innovative approaches, collaborating across regions and roles, and approaching every challenge with a willingness to learn and grow.

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