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Healthcare IT M&A Activity Increases 23 Percent in 1H 2018

July 30, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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Mergers and acquisitions (M&A) activity in the healthcare IT industry rose during the first half this year, with volume increasing 23 percent, from 101 deals in the second half of 2017 to 124 deals so far in 2018, according to investment banking firm Berkery...

Glancing at the Boston Healthcare Provider Market: Consolidation and Physicians

July 28, 2018  |  Mark Hagland
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Barbara Spivak, M.D., CEO of MACIPA, an area IPA, shares her perspectives on the prospects and context of a proposed mega-merger of Boston-area hospitals—and the impact of ongoing consolidation on physicians

Report: Digital Health VC Funding Surges to Record $4.9 Billion in 2018

July 18, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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Global venture capital funding for digital health companies in the first half of 2018 was 22 percent higher year-over-year (YoY) with a record $4.9 billion raised in 383 deals compared to the $4 billion in 359 deals in the same time period last year, according to...

Media Report: Walmart Hires Former Humana Executive to Run Health Unit

July 17, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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Reigniting speculation that Walmart and insurer Humana are exploring ways to forge a closer partnership, Walmart Inc. has hired a Humana veteran to run its health care business, according to a report from Bloomberg.

Health Catalyst Completes Acquisition of HIE Technology Company Medicity

July 16, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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Salt Lake City-based Health Catalyst, a data analytics company, has completed its acquisition of Medicity, a developer of health information exchange (HIE) technology, and the deal adds data exchange capabilities to Health Catalyst’s data, analytics and decision...

EXL Finalizes Acquisition of SCIO Analytics

July 3, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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Expanding its footprint in healthcare analytics, New York-based EXL Service Holdings, Inc. has finalized the acquisition of SCIOInspire Holdings, a West Hartford, Conn.-based healthcare analytics solution company, doing business as SCIO Health Analytics.

Wildflower Health Acquires Providence St. Joseph Health Spinout Circle

June 28, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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Wildflower Health, a San Francisco-based mobile health software company, has acquired the Circle Women's Health Platform, a mobile health technology incubated by Seattle-based Providence St. Joseph Health (PSJH).

PODCAST: Breaking Down the Healthcare Informatics 100; Was Jonathan Bush Forced Out?

June 26, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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ST Advisors executives analyze the 2018 Healthcare Informatics 100 and weigh in on the recent news surrounding athenahealth

What Does the Future Hold for athenahealth, and Its Customers? Industry Insiders Weigh In

June 19, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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With new leadership coming in and a potential sale on the horizon, athenahealth is facing significant changes. Healthcare industry insiders weigh in on the company's possible suitors and how the changes could impact the company's customers.

Taking a Deep Dive into the Healthcare Informatics 100—and the Health IT Market, Broadly

June 14, 2018  |  Michelle Mattson-Hamilton and Ben Rooks, ST Advisors
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Executives from ST Advisors take a deep dive into the 2018 Healthcare Informatics 100 and weigh in on the biggest market deals of the past 18 months

Inspirata Buys Caradigm From GE Healthcare

June 13, 2018  |  David Raths
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Cancer informatics and digital pathology workflow company Inspirata Inc. has acquired Redmond, Wash.-based Caradigm from GE Healthcare.

Jonathan Bush Steps Down as CEO, athenahealth Considers Sale

June 6, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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Currently fighting a takeover offer from Elliott Management, athenahealth said it is considering “strategic alternatives,” while also announcing that co-founder Jonathan Bush is stepping down as CEO, president and director, effective immediately.

The Push Towards Value-Based Care Is Forcing the HIT Vendor Market Forward

June 4, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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For a Market Scan report in our Second Quarter issue, we look at how the policy and payment landscape is impacting the healthcare technology vendor market. Are technology companies meeting providers’ needs to be successful in a value-based care world?

KLAS Research: Small Hospitals’ Buying Decisions Impacting EMR Market Share

May 25, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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A new KLAS Research report tracks shifts in electronic medical record (EMR) vendor market share among acute care hospitals, and finds that smaller hospitals are seeking technology solutions that meet their needs and limited budgets, and these contracts are making...

At the Philadelphia HIT Summit, One Healthcare Leader Parses the Current State of Payer-Provider Convergence

May 24, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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As the healthcare industry makes steady progress to value-based care models, one healthcare thought leader sees the commercial payer market playing a larger role, going forward, in pushing provider organizations into value-based care arrangements.

Report: EHR Market Share Shifting, Cerner Continues to Lead Global Market

May 16, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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The electronic health record (EHR) vendor market share has changed as players have dropped out, and Cerner continues to lead the global EHR market, with 17 percent of the market, more than double the market share of its rival, Epic, according to a recent report.

Elliott Management Makes $7 Billion Takeover Offer for athenahealth

May 7, 2018  | 
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Investment firm Elliott Management has proposed acquiring Watertown, Mass.-based health IT vendor athenahealth in a deal worth nearly $7 billion.

Report: Global Digital Health VC Funding Hits Record $2.5B in Q1 2018

April 17, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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Venture capital funding into digital health companies in the first quarter of 2018 surged to a record $2.5 billion raised in 187 deals from $1.7 billion in 192 deals in the fourth quarter of 2017, according to a report from Mercom Capital Group

How Will New Entrants in the Healthcare Space Impact Provider Organizations? One Leading Consultant Offers His Perspective

April 6, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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Jacques Mulder, the U.S. health sector leader for Ernst & Young, shares his perspectives on the connotations of U.S. healthcare industry convergence and what healthcare executive leaders should be doing to navigate the changes that are coming.

Disruption and the Future of Healthcare: Industry Leaders Parse the Challenges, and Strategic Opportunities

April 4, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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The pace of disruption in healthcare is accelerating, but what does this mean for the future of healthcare? Is there an upside to disruption for healthcare organizations? Industry leaders parse the challenges, and the strategic opportunities.

Rock Health: Q1 2018 Digital Health Funding Hits Record $1.62B

April 3, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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Following the biggest year for digital health funding, the digital health space is starting off 2018 with a bang. In the first quarter of 2018, $1.62 billion was invested across 77 digital health deals, reports San Francisco-based Rock Health.

GE Healthcare Plans to Sell Ambulatory Care, Revenue Cycle Businesses for $1B

April 2, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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GE Healthcare announced that it plans to sell portions of its health information technology lines to Veritas Capital, a private equity investment firm, in a deal valued at $1.05 billion.

With the Walmart-Humana Revelation, a Cresting Wave of Disruptive Developments in U.S. Healthcare?

April 1, 2018  |  Mark Hagland
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The media reports about a potential Walmart purchase of Humana, coming on top of the CVS-Aetna merger announcement and the Amazon/Berkshire Hathaway/JP Morgan Chase announcement, should put provider leaders on alert

Report: Walmart, Humana in Acquisition Talks

March 30, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Only two months after CVS Health announced it was acquiring Aetna for $69 billion, another huge retail-health insurer deal could be in the works, according to a March 29 Wall Street Journal report.

Advocate- Aurora Merger Clears Last Regulatory Review

March 27, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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The Chicago-based Advocate Health Care and Milwaukee-based Aurora Health Care announced last week that their proposed merger has cleared the regulatory review process, paving the way for the creation of Advocate Aurora Health.

Scottsdale Institute 2017 CISO Fall Summit: Best Practice Standards in Cybersecurity Risk Management

March 27, 2018  |  Shelley Ducker, Shelley Ducker Communications
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Thirteen chief information officers (CIOs) and chief information security officers (CISOs) of leading health systems convened in Chicago to discuss key challenges, best practice standards and collaborative opportunities in cybersecurity.

Fitbit Moves into Healthcare with Acquisition of Twine Health

February 14, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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Fitbit, Inc. the San Francisco-based wearables brand, is extending its reach into healthcare with the acquisition of Boston-based Twine Health, a connected health platform that provides health coaching to help people manage chronic conditions.

Report: Hospital M&A Activity Hit Record-Breaking Pace in 2017

January 31, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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Healthcare provider mergers and acquisitions hit a record-breaking pace in 2017, with hospital and health system transactions announced in 2017 totaling 115, up 13 percent over 2016 and the highest number recorded in recent history, according to a new report.

Does NDSC Acquisition Signal a “Change?”

January 26, 2018  |  Joe Marion
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NDSC is being acquired by Change Healthcare, which places greater pressure on the payor vs. provider side of clinical decision support.

Rock Health: Digital Health Venture Funding Reached $5.8B in 2017

January 16, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Digital health venture funding in 2017 approached $6 billion and had the most mega deals ($100 million+) to date, according to a year-end report from San Francisco-based Rock Health.

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