SCIO Health Analytics has acquired Westlake Village, California-based Clear Vision Information Systems. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Clear Vision provides software-as-a-service analytics focused on risk adjustment and quality metric strategies for health plans and providers. SCIO Health Analytics CEO Siva Namasivayam said combining its data tools and outreach services with SCIO's own predictive and prescriptive analytics tools will help clients better manage the transition from fee-for-service to value-based care.
Nashville-based cognitive Digital Reasoning has acquired Shareable, a fellow Music City tech company known for its clinical documentation platform.By combining Shareable’s technology, which automates clinical data collection at the point of care, with Digital Reasoning’s analytics, the company will be better able to give clinicians a more comprehensive view of patients by aggregating patient data across healthcare information systems.
"Shareable's focus on capture of structured and unstructured clinical data, easily extracted or exchanged for analysis, is valuable for clinicians, mobile health companies and EHR providers," said Shareable CEO Hal Andrews, who will now serve as president of Digital Reasoning's healthcare business, in a press statement.
Kaiser Permanente will acquire Seattle-based Group Health. Executives from both health systems, each known for early adoption of healthcare IT, announced their plans on Dec. 4. The combination of two healthcare powerhouses will advance the growth of the integrated model for healthcare and coverage together and expand Kaiser Permanente's reach, adding nearly 590,000 members, Kaiser executives said in announcing the deal.
In a deal that will have implications for rural and community hospitals, Computer Programs and Systems announced Nov. 25 that it would acquire rival Healthland Holding and its affiliates for $250 million in cash and stock.
"Healthland's history tracks a very similar course to that of CPSI, as we both have over 30 years of experience in the healthcare IT space, and we share a strong commitment to the improvement of community healthcare," said Boyd Douglas, president and chief executive officer of CPSI, in a press statement announcing the deal. Full story.
In a $2.7 billion deal, MedAssets, maker of revenue cycle and performance improvement tools, will be sold to Pamplona Capital, which will sell off one half of the company while merging the other with its Precyse subsidiary.
"Pamplona's acquisition of MedAssets will create a national leader in the fully outsourced end-to-end revenue cycle services, technology and education market," said Jeremy Gelber a Partner at Pamplona, in a press statement. Full story.
Quality Systems, Inc. is building on its ambulatory-focused strategy with its acquisition of HealthFusion, a developer of cloud-based EHRs for physician practices.
"HealthFusion brings an extremely intuitive, fully mobile, cloud-based solution that affords smaller groups of physicians and other providers a clean EHR experience within a fully integrated suite of solutions for their practice," said Rusty Frantz, president and CEO of Quality Systems, Inc., in a statement. Full story.
Quality Systems, Inc. on Oct. 22 announced the sale of the hospital division of its NextGen Healthcare subsidiary to QuadraMed, which develops a range of inpatient technologies.
"The divestiture of our Hospital Solutions Division enables Quality Systems and NextGen Healthcare to focus on our core, ambulatory business, which includes one of the largest installed bases in the industry," said Quality Systems President and CEO Rusty Frantz, in a press statement. Full story.
Dell Inc. announced Oct. 12 that it has inked a deal to acquire cloud computing and big data company EMC Corporation. The deal marks one of the largest tech acquisitions in recent history, with the transaction valued at a whopping $67 billion.
This merger creates "an enterprise solutions powerhouse," said Michael S. Dell, founder and CEO of the company, in a press statement announcing the deal.
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