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managed care
managed care

Tufts Health and Harvard Pilgrim Plan to Merge

The Boston area has seen a lot of hospital merger and acquisition activity in recent years, some of it successful, some not. Now two not-for-profit health plans are merging, chasing the same goal of scaling up and reducing costs through streamlining administrative processes. Tufts Health Plan and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, both based in the […]

After a Two-Year Buying Spree, Bain Sells Majority Stake in Waystar

Almost two years ago, in September 2017, Bain Capital Private Equity acquired cloud-based revenue cycle management (RCM) company ZirMed for a reported $750 million and merged it with its own revenue cycle management company, Navicure. The combination formed Waystar, which integrated ZirMed’s business and clinical performance management solutions with Navicure’s own cloud-based RCM platform that focused on medical […]

CRO and CDMO
CRO and CDMO

Global Cancer Diagnostics Platform Announced

Big Pharma is racing to find a cure for all types of cancer. Now there’s a $2.8 billion deal that unites two cancer diagnostics companies. Exact Sciences Corporation (NYSE: EXAS), a molecular diagnostics company and maker of the Cologuard colorectal screening test, announced its acquisition of Genomic Health, Inc. (NASDAQ: GHDX) in late July. Genomic […]

Q2:19 Healthcare Deal Value, Services vs. Technology

Healthcare deal value in the second quarter totaled $138.7 billion, a slight 7% decrease from the first quarter’s $149.0 billion. Both quarters in 2019 featured a single, mega-billion-dollar deal—the $74 billion Bristol-Myers Squibb/Celgene deal in Q1 and the $87 billion AbbVie/Allergan hook-up in Q2—while the second quarter of 2018 included Takeda’s $81.5 billion deal for […]