About SK&A and IMS Health

About SK&A

Founded in 1984, SK&A is a leading U.S. provider of healthcare provider information. Recently acquired by IMS Health, both SK&A and Healthcare Data Solutions (HDS) have now merged to create powerful data solutions under the industry-recognized SK&A brand. The all-new SK&A features the most comprehensive healthcare provider and organization databases available, compliance services for the life sciences industry, data services, extensive market research, and a wide range of pharmacy solutions. SK&A data solutions support many leading U.S. institutions in their sales, marketing, compliance, research, healthcare IT, publishing and continuing medical education initiatives.

Sales & Marketing

With over 30 years of healthcare-specific industry experience, SK&A’s unique focus on healthcare is proven by the accuracy of our data. Updated continuously from hundreds of sources, including phone verification, government databases and health websites, SK&A has the most accurate and up-to-date HCP and HCO data in the industry, as well as the ability to map the entire healthcare ecosystem. Industry leaders use SK&A data to reach high-potential targets across the healthcare supply chain and increase leads, sales productivity and revenue through highly targeted multi-channel marketing campaigns.

Life Sciences Compliance

Constantly changing regulations and increased transparency means real-time access to healthcare provider contact and credentialing information is absolutely critical for life sciences businesses. SK&A provides real-time access to essential data elements for Open Payments and aggregate spend reporting, as well as state license verification for sampling eligibility, integrated with Concur or other customer systems.

Pharmacy Solutions

Pharmacies need streamlined, accurate, flexible solutions to manage multiple pressures in the healthcare landscape, including increases in patients served, the rising elderly population, and changing regulations aimed at improving patient care. SK&A’s integrated pharmacy solutions fit the needs and budgets of pharmacies big and small, and are supported by dedicated pharmacy-specific client service, technical and product development teams.

About IMS Health

IMS Health is a leading global information and technology services company providing clients in the healthcare industry with end-to-end solutions to measure and improve their performance. Our 7,500 services experts connect configurable SaaS applications to 10+ petabytes of complex healthcare data in the IMS One™ cloud platform, delivering unique insights into diseases, treatments, costs and outcomes. The company’s 15,000 employees blend global consistency and local market knowledge across 100 countries to help clients run their operations more efficiently. Customers include pharmaceutical, consumer health and medical device manufacturers and distributors, providers, payers, government agencies, policymakers, researchers and the financial community.

As a global leader in protecting individual patient privacy, IMS Health uses anonymous healthcare data to deliver critical, real-world disease and treatment insights. These insights help biotech and pharmaceutical companies, medical researchers, government agencies, payers and other healthcare stakeholders to identify unmet treatment needs and understand the effectiveness and value of pharmaceutical products in improving overall health outcomes. Additional information is available at www.imshealth.com.