First Half of 2016 Shows Strength in M&A

Ever since the rally in health care mergers and acquisitions began in 2014, we’ve been waiting for the inevitable slam-on-the-brakes quarter. That rally was sparked by the advent of newly insured families and individuals entering the healthcare market, beginning on January 1, 2014. Thanks to the Affordable Care Act, passed in 2010, health care M&A […]

Royal Philips Expands With Population Health Management

Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG), the leader in diagnostic imaging, image-guided therapy, patient monitoring and health informatics, has just acquired Georgia-based Wellcentive, Inc., a privately-held provider of  cloud-based population health management and data analytics solutions for physicians and their organizations, for an undisclosed price. Wellcentive’s capabilities include importing, aggregating and analyzing clinical, claims and financial data […]

Nikon Refocuses on Medical Devices

Nikon Corporation (T: 7731) is following its consumer electronics brethren, Canon, Inc. (NYSE: CAJ), FujiFilm (T: 4901), Olympus Corp. (T:7733), Pentax Corp. and Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG), into the health care industry. Last week it announced the acquisition of Optos. The $400 million price buys a Scottish medical device company that specializes in designing retinal-imaging […]