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by John Moore | November 17, 2018

What’s Next for athenahealth?

Our take on the recent athenahealth acquisition athenahealth was taken private on Monday, Nov. 11th by Veritas Capital and Evergreen Coast Capital (the PE arm of Elliot Management) following a long, drawn-out process. The real story is Veritas, who has deep expertise in the healthcare IT sector and adds athenahealth to several

by John Moore | April 13, 2018

What’s All the Fuss – Some Thoughts on Recent News

At times it can be challenging to draft commentary on all that is happening across this industry sector. Rather than write short posts for each, I have created an amalgamation of commentary to some of the more newsworthy announcements. Roche Acquires Flatiron Wow, whoever knew that data could be such

by Chilmark Team | December 06, 2017

Bold Move: CVS’ Acquisition of Aetna – 5 Takeaways for Delivery Chain and Health IT

Over the weekend, CVS announced its intent to acquire Aetna for $69 billion. If approved, it would represent one of the largest M&A deals this decade, and the largest in the healthcare industry. The combined entity will have revenue of more than $220 billion and an EBITDA of $18.5 billion.

by John Moore | September 08, 2017

Risky Bet: Optum’s Acquisition of The Advisory Board

On Aug. 29th, Optum announced it will acquire The Advisory Board's (ABCO) healthcare business unit for about $1.3 billion. Rumors first began swirling about this acquisition in early July, though the Advisory Board had been "shopping" itself to the market since February. This is a significant play by the acquisitive

by John Moore | December 28, 2016

Looking to 2017: Our Baker’s Dozen Forecast

2016 is heading for the doors, 2017 readily awaits. But what will this New Year bring? One thing for sure, a new president and administration that appears intent on rewriting the rules, be they foreign policy, environmental or healthcare. But in the grand scheme of things in healthcare IT (HIT),

by John Moore | December 16, 2016

Looking Back – Assessing Our 2016 Predictions

As has become a tradition here at Chilmark Research, it is time once again to look back at our predictions for 2016 and make an honest assessment of just how accurate we were. We do like to go beyond the blatantly obvious predictions that seem so prevalent - we push

by John Moore | September 29, 2016

Health 2.0: Ten Years On

For my young daughter, 10 yrs is nearly a lifetime - but for myself, nary the blink of an eye. So it felt this week while attending the 10th annual Health 2.0 conference, one part so much time has past, another just a flash. Over those ten years I have

by John Moore | December 21, 2015

Going Beyond the Obvious: 2016 Predictions for Healthcare IT

Never a dull moment in healthcare. 2015 saw plenty of changes and some inklings as to what may be in store for us in 2016. While there was plenty of noise around ICD-10, it was a non-event in 2015. Likewise, while there was plenty of noise around interoperability in 2015,
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