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Veritas Capital, Elliott Management Acquire athenahealth in $5.7B Deal

November 12, 2018  |  Heather Landi, Associate Editor
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Private equity firm Veritas Capital and hedge fund Elliott Management are acquiring athenahealth, the Watertown, Mass.-based EHR and practice management vendor, for $5.7 billion, according to a Monday announcement.

IBM Buys Red Hat for $34B, Boosting its Position in the Cloud Market

October 29, 2018  |  Heather Landi, Associate Editor
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Armonk, New York-based IBM announced Sunday plans to acquire Raleigh, N.C.-based Red Hat, a provider of open source cloud software, for approximately $34 billion.

Report: athenahealth Has Multiple Bidders for Sale of the Company

October 15, 2018  |  Heather Landi, Associate Editor
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Watertown, Mass.-based health IT company athenahealth has attracted interest from at least five potential bidders for a possible sale of the company, people familiar with the matter told Bloomberg.

Are Disruptive Forces in U.S. Healthcare Accelerating Now? Notes on the Now-Approved CVS-Aetna Deal

October 10, 2018  |  Mark Hagland
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The Department of Justice’s approval Wednesday of the CVS-Aetna merger signals a new phase in the healthcare business world—and it’s time for patient care executives to rethink the meaning of competition—and of market disruption

DOJ Approves CVS-Aetna $69B Merger, On Condition Aetna Divest Part D Business

October 10, 2018  |  Heather Landi, Associate Editor
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The Justice Department has approved a $69 billion merger between mega-pharmacy retailer CVS Health and health insurer Aetna, on condition that Aetna divest is Medicare Part D prescription drug plan business.

The CEO of a Nationwide Association of MD Groups Sees the Future—and It’s Not in Fee-For-Service

September 18, 2018  |  Mark Hagland
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Don Crane, CEO of APG, a nationwide association of medical groups working in risk-based contracting, shares his perspectives on the future of medical groups in a shifting landscape

Justice Department Clears Cigna’s Acquisition of Express Scripts

September 17, 2018  |  Heather Landi, Associate Editor
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The Antitrust Division of the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) has cleared the pending merger between Cigna Corporation and Express Scripts Holding Company, the companies announced in a statement issued today.

Report: Elliott Leads in athenahealth Takeover Bid as Cerner, UnitedHealth Pass

September 7, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal, Managing Editor
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Elliott Management is the favorite to win the athenahealth takeover bid now that Cerner and UnitedHealth have declined an opportunity to acquire the health IT company, according to a report.

Survey: Who Will Shake Up Healthcare? C-Suite Leaders Weigh In

August 20, 2018  |  Heather Landi, Associate Editor
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With new, disruptive entrants coming into the healthcare market, which company is poised to have the biggest impact on healthcare? The majority of C-suite leaders have their eyes on Amazon to shake up healthcare, according to a recent survey of healthcare C-level...

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.

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