Mergers & Acquisitions


"We're analytical. We're high-tech. We can provide insights that others cannot," said UPMC's James Szilagy of the health system's new supply chain company.

By Bernie Monegain 10:17 am July 08, 2016
With an eye toward taking the healthcare supply chain to new levels, UPMC on July 8 launched Pensiamo, a new company whose goal is to help hospitals improve the supply chain, where costs are high and getting higher.
Teladoc announces aquisition of paitient engagement company HealthiestYou

Teladoc's infrastructure will provide telemedicine services to HealthiestYou's software.

By Jessica Davis 11:13 am July 01, 2016
The companies expect the acquisition to close on July 1.
Irv Lichtenwald, CEO of Medsphere Systems

Medsphere Systems CEO Irv Lichtenwald says his company's merger with ChartLogic will create "a comprehensive healthcare IT platform that extends from physician practices to acute care hospitals and inpatient behavioral health facilities."

By Bernie Monegain 02:49 pm June 28, 2016
The move, announced June 28, expands Medsphere’s enterprise healthcare IT products and services to include ChartLogic’s ambulatory EHR, practice management and medical billing technology.

"Together we will create significant value by bringing together complementary capabilities from both organizations to deliver innovative new solutions for customers," said Neil de Crescenzo, president and chief executive officer of Change Healthcare.

By Jessica Davis 10:55 am June 28, 2016
McKesson Corp. and analytics company Change Healthcare are joining forces to create a new health IT entity. McKessson will combine its information technology business with Nashville-based Change, formerly known as Emdeon.

Christopher A. Holden will lead the combined company as president and CEO, the same positions he holds at Amsurg.

By Bernie Monegain 08:45 am June 17, 2016
The combined company’s worth is pegged at $10 billion.
By Beth Jones Sanborn 03:26 pm May 27, 2016
The new organization will operate under parent company Ascension and sweeping leadership and structural changes will accompany the consolidation. 

Withings' smartphone-connected scales can enable remote patient monitoring and population health management.

By Jonah Comstock 11:41 am April 27, 2016
Marking a "new chapter as a company," Nokia Technologies announced Tuesday that it plans to acquire French connected health device maker Withings for $191 million.

Tashfeen Suleman, co-founder and CEO of CloudMedx

By Bill Siwicki 09:43 am April 27, 2016
CloudMedx, a big data health analytics company, has acquired Gyrus Labs to extend its CloudMedx Analytics Platform, which is designed to help improve patient care through data insights.
By Tom Sullivan 03:41 pm April 13, 2016
The first quarter of this year saw a 27 percent spike in health IT venture capital and the most M&A activity in a single quarter, according to a report from Mercom Capital Group.
By Susan Morse 01:17 pm March 29, 2016
Rather than streamlining operations such as clinical and IT that could create significant savings, many merged organizations continue running acquired hospitals as individual entities, the consultancy found. 

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