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Fitbit Moves into Healthcare with Acquisition of Twine Health

February 14, 2018  |  Heather Landi
news
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
news
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
commentary
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.

Allscripts to Acquire Practice Fusion for $100 Million

January 8, 2018  |  Heather Landi
news
In a move that expands its client reach in the ambulatory space, Chicago-based Allscripts has announced it will acquire electronic health record (EHR) vendor Practice Fusion for $100 million.

One Expert Looks at the CVS/Aetna Combination through the Broader Lens of Health Industry Change

January 6, 2018  |  Mark Hagland
article
David Friend, M.D., the chief transformation officer in the BDO Center for Healthcare Excellence and Innovation, shares his perspectives on some of the new business combinations that are disrupting all healthcare sectors

Finance Pros Predict Significant Health IT Investment Activity Next Year

December 21, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
news
More than half of respondents in a recent survey are projecting the healthcare IT and data subsector to have “a lot” of investment activity in 2018 to 2019.

Healthcare Informatics’ Top 10 Stories of 2017

December 20, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
article
It was another exciting year in health IT. Which stories did you, our readers, like the most?

Dignity Health, CHI Merging to Form New Catholic Health System

December 8, 2017  |  Heather Landi
news
Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI), based in Englewood, Colorado, and San Francisco-based Dignity Health officially announced they are merging and have signed a definitive agreement to combine ministries and create a new, nonprofit Catholic health system.

Optum Acquires DaVita Medical Group for $4.9B

December 6, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
news
Minneapolis-based Optum, UnitedHealth’s health services segment, has acquired independent physician group DaVita Medical Group for $4.9 billion in cash, officials announced today.

Technology Affordability in Community Hospitals

December 6, 2017  |  Pete Rivera
commentary
Community hospitals traditionally operate in many under-served areas. They are often the oasis for patients that otherwise would have to travel long distances to receive quality care.

Advocate and Aurora to Merge, Create New Integrated Health System

December 4, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
news
Chicago-based Advocate Health Care and Milwaukee-based Aurora Health Care have announced a major merger between the organizations, one that will result in the creation of the 10th largest integrated healthcare system in the U.S.

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