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ICON Is Collaborating with Practice Fusion, Inc. to Advance Health Research

DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- ICON plc, (NASDAQ: ICLR) a global provider of drug development services to the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device industries, today announced that it is working with Practice Fusion to leverage active patient data in support of health research.

Practice Fusion, Inc., an Allscripts company, is an industry leading cloud-based ambulatory electronic health record (EHR) platform in the US, supporting more than 20,000 medical practices to deliver better care to over five million patients monthly. Practice Fusion offers connectivity solutions and services that can help make healthcare management better for everyone—including clinical labs, pharmacies, imaging centres, health systems and other US healthcare ecosystem stakeholders. These connected partners utilize the Practice Fusion platform to help coordinate care, and help develop innovative programs to improve outcomes, reduce costs and enhance the patient experience.

"The collaboration between ICON and Practice Fusion explores innovative uses of data collected directly through the Practice Fusion platform to facilitate health research. Focus areas for potential collaboration include: the ability to rapidly develop ‘Real-world' Registries; the use of the EHR platform to streamline data collection for late phase studies and post-market research programs; as well as the real time identification of ‘active' patients for engagement in health research programs", commented Ramita Tandon, EVP ICON Commercialization and Outcomes.

Working with "Real" patient data, connected healthcare providers, and data collected directly through an EHR system represents an order of magnitude improvement over second-hand sources that the FDA has cited as filled with discrepancies and which is not timely.

The relationship with Practice Fusion is another example of ICON's leadership in applying targeted technology to help customers reduce the time and cost of their development programs through more accurate patient identification, research though real-world patient records and faster patient recruitment.

"The use of EHR systems offers a significant differentiator of second-hand data resources for more efficient retrospective and hybrid studies in addition to selection of sites and patient recruitment" continued Ramita Tandon, EVP ICON Commercialization and Outcomes.

"Working with ICON will enable Practice Fusion network physicians to potentially improve the quality and value of patient care by accelerating research and actively contributing to Real-World Evidence which may be critical for developing novel treatments and communicating treatment value", said Tom Langan, CEO, Payer & Life Sciences, Allscripts.

About ICON plc
ICON plc is a global provider of outsourced drug development and commercialisation services to pharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical device, and government and public health organisations. The company specializes in the strategic development, management and analysis of programs that support clinical development from compound selection to Phase I-IV clinical studies. With headquarters in Dublin, Ireland, ICON currently, operates from 97 locations in 38 countries and has approximately 13,380 employees.

Further information is available at www.iconplc.com

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Weber Shandwick
44-207 067 0557
OPimenta@webershandwick.com

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