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


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
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

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,

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.

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