John Bardis announced he is departing as HHS assistant secretary for administration effective April 5.
Data Points for the week of Aug. 1, 2016, covered the following topics: Health information technology deals, mergers and acquisitions; providers' IT budgets; venture capital in health IT; startup accelerators for health IT.
A year ago, Pamplona Capital Management acquired MedAssets for $2.7 billion, immediately selling off its GPO and performance-improvement businesses and merging its revenue-cycle management business with Precyse, its own brand. A new identity for the combined company was announced Sunday.
When partners with the private equity firm Pamplona Capital Management turned to healthcare for promising acquisitions, they rejected the industry's latest, hottest trends. They saw greater potential in healthcare's highly fragmented and high-growth market for outsourced revenue-cycle services.
Last year ended as frenzied as it began for healthcare dealmakers. Globally, merger and acquisition activity reached record volume in 2015, and the value of global healthcare deals increased 66% last year to $723.7 billion, according to Dealogic.
Amerinet announced Wednesday that it has a new name as it adds supply chain management and consulting to its group purchasing business.
J. Joel Hackney Jr. will lead Pamplona Capital Management, the new company created by MedAssets' revenue-cycle merger with Precyse, a health information management, services, technology and education company.
Everything was big in 2015. Mega-mergers, historic contracts and record losses dominated the attention of Modern Healthcare readers. Here is a list of 2015's top 10 stories by page views.