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Healthcare Payment Firm Bought for $3.2 Billion

As the healthcare market evolves, so does the need to manage the payment flows between managed care companies, providers and patients. That rising demand surely played a role in UnitedHealth Group, Inc.‘s (NYSE: UNH) acquisition of Equian LLC, an end-to-end healthcare payment firm.  UnitedHealth paid approximately $3.2 billion, according to The Wall Street Journal, citing sources familiar with the […]

Health Carousel Taps into AI

Health Carousel, a healthcare staffing firm with over 1,000 workers under contract, has acquired the digital health platform Lucidity. The target’s technology platform connects physicians seeking part-time or temporary work directly with medical practices looking to fill open shifts, while also using artificial intelligence (AI) technology to help providers and medical practices make better staffing decisions. Lucidity […]

Deal Count Dropped in ‘Other Services,’ but Spending Shot Up

As we researched data across 13 sectors for our upcoming publication, The Healthcare M&A Report, First Quarter 2019, an interesting trend in the “Other Services” sector popped up. This sector includes areas ancillary healthcare services such as ambulatory surgery centers, urgent care clinics, contract research organizations (CROs), healthcare staffing companies, specialty pharmacies, among others. Since it […]