Quintiles completes acquisition

Jul. 01, 2014 @ 05:42 PM

Quintiles has completed its acquisition of Encore Health Resources, the company announced on Tuesday.

Encore is a Texas-based company that helps hospitals and doctors implement electronic health records and to analyze their health data.

Encore’s expertise in electronic health records will be useful in informing observational research and clinical trials. Quintiles’ major business is in the contract management of clinical trials for pharmaceutical companies.

“The addition of Encore greatly enhances our electronic health records expertise – an area that continues to grow in importance as payers, providers and biopharmaceutical customers increase their focus on real-world evidence,” Scott Evangelista, president of integrated commercial services and solutions at Quintiles, said in a statement.

Encore will operate as part of Quintiles’ Integrated Healthcare Services segment.