Articles written by Lisa Phillips:

Propeller Health Flies to ResMed

And Propeller Health makes three. Three deals in 2018, that is, for ResMed Inc. (NYSE: RMD), which picked up Propeller for $225 million on December 3. ResMed is a global medical device maker with more than 6 million cloud-connected devices for daily remote patient monitoring for conditions like sleep apnea, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) […]

UPMC’s Curavi Health Acquires TripleCare Telemedicine

Curavi Health, Inc., a portfolio company of UPMC Enterprises, has acquired TripleCare, a telemedicine company in the post-acute and long-term care sectors, mirroring a growing trend in the e-health sector of the healthcare industry. Curavi’s takeover of TripleCare will give Curavi command of nearly 100 facilities across 14 states in the United States. TripleCare’s telemedicine […]

Aeroflow Healthcare Strikes Third Deal in 2018

Consolidation is happening all over the healthcare market, and one little-noticed area is the oxygen-therapy durable medical equipment providers. Aeroflow Healthcare, a home oxygen provider and leading durable medical equipment provider based in Asheville, North Carolina, announced its third deal of the year on December 4. The company is acquiring Wheelock Home Medical’s continuous positive airway […]

How Moved My Turkey? November Deals Drop 26%

Calm down. So deal volume plummetted 26%, to a mere 136 deals compared with October’s 183 (that’s a monthly record, by the way). November is typically a slower month for deal making, what with a four-day Thanksgiving holiday diverting attention away from healthcare transactions. This November’s deal volume bested last year’s results by 24% (110 […]

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The Top 10 Healthcare Deals of 2018. So Far

It’s been a busy year for healthcare deal makers, and it’s not over yet. With slightly more than 1,700 deals announced as we went to press, this year’s deal volume has already surpassed 2017’s 1,607 total. Dollar volume is on par with last year’s total of $316.3 billion. At the moment, 2018’s spend stands at […]

CVS and Aetna Make It Final

Fifty-one weeks after pharmacy retail giant CVS Health (NYSE: CVS) announced its intent to acquire managed care giant Aetna (NYSE: AET), the deal that shook the healthcare industry closed. And now the fun begins. When first announced on December 3, 2017, the deal had many industry players scratching their heads. What does a pharmacy chain with 9,700 […]

Optum Adds Seattle’s Polyclinic to Its Doctor Roster

UnitedHealth Group‘s (NYSE: UNH) Optum division is a key growth driver for the managed care giant, and M&A is a primary reason. During an investor day meeting in New York on November 27, UNH CEO David Wichmann mentioned the company’s acquisition of The Polyclinic, a 240-doctor group in and around Seattle, Washington. Of course Mr. […]

Medtronic Adds AI Component to its Diabetes Group

It’s been some time since Medtronic plc (NYSE: MDT) added outside capabilities to its Diabetes Group. Since 2015, in fact, when it bought Diabeter, an independent clinic and research center in Rotterdam. Now the medical device maker has added Nutrino Health, an Israeli digital health company focused on nutrition. It provides nutrition-related data services, analytics and […]

ScribeAmerica Inks Another Medical Scribe Deal

ScribeAmerica, a subsidiary of HealthChannels, announced its acquisition of PhysAssist Medical Scribes on November 1, bringing its total number of scribes close to 19,000. In 2008, PhysAssist had two corporate employees and 35 scribes. A year after TeamHealth Holdings acquired it in October 2014 with minority investors Vesey Street Capital Partners and Chicago Growth Partners, […]

BayMark Health Adds Two More Treatment Programs

BayMark Health Services, the opioid treatment platform formed by Webster Capital, added two more organizations to its roster in November. The deals bring its 2018 acquisition total to five. In all of 2017, the company made six deals public, so we’re expecting at least one more by the end of this year. St. Louis-based SpecialCare […]