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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 Brian Murphy | January 12, 2017

Open APIs: The Promise and Hope from Outside the HIT Bubble

APIs (application programming interfaces) are a hot topic in healthcare these days. In the parlance of the moment – interest inside the health IT (HIT) bubble is strong. During the past few months, I stepped outside this bubble and talked to key stakeholders to learn more about their expectations for

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,

by ndrao | September 10, 2015

Watson Gets Data, But Does IBM Get Health?

  IBM Watson Health’s kickoff event this morning across the river in Cambridge had some demos and a number of executive guest speakers, but offered little new or substantive insight into a grand strategy for healthcare. What we did learn: The company

by Brian Murphy | July 23, 2015

New Insight Report on Moving to Open Platforms Now Available

[To skip the prelude and go directly to the report sales page, please click here: 2015 Platforms in Healthcare: EHR Vendors’ Capabilities for Interoperability] Demand for interoperable technologies and platforms is increasing and enterprise technology vendors are responding. Cloud computing, composite applications, and open-source software with publicly available application programming

by Jody Ranck | July 20, 2015

The Promise and Challenges of Analytics Marketplaces in Healthcare

Algorithmic Market Advances Plug-and-play data analytics or finding ways to more efficiently export algorithmic models to use with large datasets has been steadily entering fields outside healthcare over the past two years. Data markets have been around for several years with offerings such as data.com (Salesforce), the Azure Marketplace, Factual,

by John Moore lll | May 29, 2015

#WWBR Week of May 25, 2015

The four global forces breaking all the trends Richard Dobbs, James Manyika, and Jonathan Woetzel for McKinsey "Good abstract from McKinsey on the four global disruptive macroeconomic forces that will impact pretty much everything we do in all corners of the world. The implications for the healthcare sector are pretty

by John Moore lll | May 08, 2015

#WWBR Week of May 4th, 2015

Our posts from earlier in the week: May 5 – John: IBM in Healthcare: Deja Vu or Something New? May 4 – Brian: HIMSS’15: NOT on FHIR   The Future Of Medicine -- Where Investors Are Putting Their Money Nikhil R. Sahni, Robert Kocher and David M. Cutler in Forbes
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