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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.

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