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Business Information Acquisitions Lead over Internal Business Development

During the first quarter of 2014 BIIA tracked over 90 company announcements covering acquisitions, internal product development, partnerships, international expansion, start-ups and divestitures. In comparing the first quarter with the full year 2013 data it can be said that business information companies acquired more capabilities and products than what they developed on their own. Partnerships continue to be in vogue ... Read More »

Mobile and Wearable Technology: A Healthcare Game Changer

The 4th Mobile and Wearable Technology: Healthcare 2014 Conference will be taking place from 3 – 4 April 2014 in Singapore at the Parkroyal Hotel. The world of digital health is transforming the global healthcare landscape. Mobile networks are the enabler of digital health while wearable technology is growing rapidly and is expected to be the next big wave in ... Read More »

Hearst Corporation Launches Hearst Health

New Brand Includes Hearst’s Healthcare Businesses, a Venture Fund and Innovation Lab, Reaching More Than 75% of Patients Discharged From U.S. Hospitals Hearst Corporation announced the creation of Hearst Health, a new brand that encompasses its healthcare information businesses, giving the company a consolidated presence across the clinical, pharmacy, home and hospice care, and health insurance markets. The announcement was ... Read More »

IMS Health Files Registration Statement for Initial Public Offering

IMS Health announced that it has publicly filed a registration statement with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) relating to a proposed initial public offering of its common stock. The number of shares to be offered by IMS Health and its shareholders, and the price range for the offering, have not yet been determined.  The company filed under the ... Read More »

TDWI Report Helps Healthcare Providers Use Data Effectively in their Decisions

New Checklist Report helps healthcare providers develop strategies for employing BI, data discovery, and analytics tools and technologies in their environments. TDWI Research has released its newest Checklist Report, Seven Steps to Realizing Value from Business Intelligence and Discovery Analytics for Healthcare Providers.  The report explains how the latest BI and data discovery tools can enable a wider spectrum of healthcare ... Read More »

TransUnion Healthcare’s Enhanced Charity Screening Solution Helps Healthcare Providers Better Assist Patients Living in Poverty

TransUnion Healthcare released a new scoring model for its Financial Assessment solution that accesses patient financial data from public records to offer healthcare providers an enhanced solution to deliver more charity care or payment assistance options to patients. The new model uses non-credit, public record-based data sources to identify patients who may be eligible for charity care or payment assistance. ... Read More »

IMS Health Acquires Pygargus

IMS Health has acquired Pygargus, an industry-leading life sciences advisory and analytics firm based in Sweden, to further advance its technology-enabled Real-World Evidence solutions and global RWE footprint. The acquisition brings together IMS Health’s market-leading RWE capabilities with Pygargus’s proprietary technology for extracting and integrating patient-anonymous information from sources that include electronic medical records, health registries and claims databases. The ... Read More »

Experian Appoints Jennifer Schulz Group President of Vertical Markets

Experian®, announced that Jennifer Schulz has joined the organization as group president of its vertical markets group, which include the automotive, public sector and healthcare businesses in North America.  In her new role, Schulz will focus on growing and expanding Experian’s vertical markets in North America. Over the last several years Experian has made significant investments into key vertical markets, experiencing growth organically and through ... Read More »

TransUnion Survey: Healthcare Cost Transparency Major Factor in Patients’ Choice of Providers

Total Cost of Healthcare, Out-of-Pocket Costs Primary Concern Regarding Affordable Care Act The results of a survey of insured healthcare consumers, released today by TransUnion Healthcare, found that cost transparency is becoming an important factor in patient decisions to seek care, as well as their choice of providers. This survey is the second in a series of TransUnion Healthcare reports ... Read More »

Experian Completes Acquisition of Passport Health

Experian Healthcare announced completion of the acquisition of Passport Health, which brings together complementary capabilities across the entire healthcare revenue cycle and positions the organization as a market leader in healthcare information technology. Experian Healthcare and Passport Health’s products and services will be combined to create an end-to-end revenue cycle management platform for healthcare providers. The united platform will give providers ... Read More »

Experian to Acquire Passport Health Communication Inc for $850m

Experian announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Passport Health Communications, Inc. (“Passport Health”), a leading provider of data, analytics and software in the US healthcare payments market, subject to Hart-Scott-Rodino regulatory approval in the US and other customary closing conditions. The purchase price is US$850m, payable in full at closing, which will be funded from Experian’s ... Read More »

TransUnion Healthcare Report: Patient Costs Continue to Skyrocket While Available Credit Declines

TransUnion Healthcare issued a report on patient cost and the availability of revolving credit to cover such costs.  The report indicates that out-of-pocket costs for healthcare patients jumped more than 25% in the first half of 2013 and it’s likely they will increase even more in the next year, according to the latest TransUnion Healthcare Report. While out-of-pocket costs (average ... Read More »

TransUnion Expands Offerings With Acquisition of eScan Data Systems

TransUnion announced it has acquired eScan Data Systems Inc., an Austin-based company with a market-leading technology that helps hospitals and healthcare systems reduce uncompensated care costs by identifying patient coverage after services were provided. eScan will be integrated into TransUnion’s healthcare business and will extend its solutions for managing uncompensated care from pre-screening through post-service and doubles the number of ... Read More »

LexisNexis® Acquires Enclarity

Third acquisition in a year as company strengthens its identity, fraud and clinical analytics to offer 360° view of health care providers. LexisNexis® Risk Solutions announced the acquisition of Enclarity, Inc. an industry-leading health care provider data and information solutions company.  The deal will enable LexisNexis to add Enclarity’s health care provider data to its existing analytics platforms and workflows, and ... Read More »