IBM’s February 2016 announced plan to acquire Truven is yet another in a recent spate of healthcare market mergers/acquisitions. The Truven purchase, IBM’s fourth major acquisition since establishing Watson Health in 2014, offers IBM access to data integration and analytics services and solutions.
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Wipro’s February 2016 acquisition of HealthPlan Services (HPS), an IT and Business-Process-as-a- Service (BPaaS) provider to U.S. payers and managed care organizations, is its fourth in less than a year, and the largest since 2007. The acquisition is part of Wipro’s effort to access non-linear revenue models as the global services landscape experiences ongoing churn.
A survey of 100+ healthcare provider stakeholders’ offers insights into their 4 top technology priorities
Healthcare providers’ short-term technology imperatives, including low-hanging fruit, long-term best, opportunistic bets, and slow-burning opportunities
Service lines driving IT demand across demand categories
Convergence is driving the entire HC spectrum to focus on systems integration, decision support, and financial system transformation
Payer technology focus is data security, analytics, legacy modernization, and digital initiatives
Payer ITO deal activity largely driven by regulatory pressures. Key payer IT themes in large deals: ICD-10, HIX, claims transformation, Medicare, infrastructure modernization.
The evolution of customer-centric healthcare is triggering the demand for digital services and DW/BI