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IMS Health Acquires Diversinet’s Assets for $3.5M

Toronto-based mobile health company Diversinet agreed to sell its assets to IMS Health for about $3.5 million (US).  The sale includes Diversinet’s intellectual property, software, and customer contracts. Some employees will also be offered positions at IMS, once the deal is finalized. The asset acquisition is still subject to the approval of the company’s shareholders but a vote is scheduled ... Read More »

TransUnion Divests Health Care Analytics Division (HCA)

Altegra Health has acquired TransUnion’s Healthcare Analytics Division (HCA).  Terms were not disclosed. Healthcare Analytics (based in Chicago, IL) through its secure, webbased reporting system, provides health plans, providers, and accountable care organizations (ACOs) access to a large dynamic library of quality metrics, performance analytics, and care management tools.  Altegra Health (based in Miami Lakes, FL) provides technology enabled business ... Read More »

UBM to Sell Data Services Business

U.K.-based media group UBM plc announced that it has received a binding offer from private equity firm Electra Partners LLP to purchase UBM’s Data Services business portfolio for US$251 million. According to UBM, its data services segment also includes health, technology and IP, trade & transport, and paper business units – which generated revenue of US$298 million in 2011 and ... Read More »

TransUnion Healthcare Provides Intelligence in an Instant(R) With Announcement of ClearIQ

Integrated Platform Benefits Both Healthcare Industry and Patients CHICAGO, IL–(Marketwire – Jan 29, 2013) – In an effort to provide the healthcare industry with a smarter patient access process, TransUnion Healthcare today announced the launch of ClearIQ. The exception-based automated decisioning platform provides, among other things, patient payment estimation, insurance eligibility and benefits verification information upfront, making a patient’s first ... Read More »

TransUnion: Hospitals See Point-of-Service (POS) Intelligence as Key to Tackling Growing Revenue Cycle Challenges

A TransUnion Healthcare survey of healthcare executives found that hospitals and health systems across the country see point-of-service (POS) technology as a key tool for managing patient payment challenges threatening their bottom lines. Ninety-three percent of executives participating in the survey said their institutions are either using POS technologies or have plans to invest in them. Most executives surveyed believe ... Read More »

IMS Health Acquires TTC to Bolster Pharma Analytics Offering

US— IMS Health has acquired TTC, a Philadelphia-based benchmarking and analytics company which helps global life science organisations plan for and negotiate the costs of clinical trials. Under the deal IMS will integrate its evidence-based, anonymised patient and treatment outcome insights with TTC’s cost data.  This is drawn from a collection of organisations that the firms claim between them conduct ... Read More »

Experian Reports Solid Growth in Q1 driven by US and Latin America – For BIIA Members Only

Experian reported their Q1 results for the period April 01 2012 to 30th June 2012 on 13th July, showing strong growth at constant exchange rates across all regions*. The appreciation of the Brazilian Real against the US dollar in particular however dragged the headline growth down to 7%. In North America, growth in Credit Services (9%) and Decision Analytics (18%) ... Read More »

WorldOne Opens in Shanghai

Online healthcare data collection firm WorldOne has expanded its network in Asia with the opening of a new office in Shanghai, China, adding to its existing presence in Hong Kong and Tokyo. Founded in 2000, WorldOne offers access to a panel of 500,000 physicians and 200,000 other healthcare professionals across more than 80 countries.  Its Chinese panel provides exclusive access ... Read More »

Verisk Analytics to Buy MediConnect Global

Insurance data specialist Verisk Analytics Inc. said Friday that it is buying medical record company MediConnect Global Inc. for $348.6 million, boosting Verisk Analytics’ presence in the business of analyzing health records. The deal is expected to close this month, although it is still subject to approval by MediConnect Global’s shareholders and by regulators. Verisk Analytics makes data analysis systems ... Read More »