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athenahealth Acquisition Bid Progresses to Second Round

August 10, 2018 - The possibility of an athenahealth acquisition may be increasing as three potential buyers enter a second round of bidding. UnitedHealth Group, TPG, and Bain Capital are among the second round of bidders, according to Seeking Alpha. UnitedHealth Group is a for-profit Minnesota-based healthcare company. The company includes healthcare coverage and benefits services provider...


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How New Federal Regulations Affect EHR Vendors, Health IT Innovation

by Kate Monica

The shift to a value-based care system is well underway as Year 3 of the Quality Payment Program (QPP) approaches, and providers will need assistance from regulators and EHR vendors to fulfill reporting requirements without increased...

Allscripts Will Sell Stake in Netsmart, Ending 2-Year Partnership

by Kate Monica

Allscripts will sell its joint venture stake in behavioral health EHR company Netsmart after 2 years of owning about 50 percent of the company, according to Allscripts President Rick Poulton in a recent earnings call with...

Allscripts, Greenway Health, InterSystems Forge New Partnerships

by Kate Monica

Allscripts, Greenway Health, and InterSystems each announced new partnerships with health IT solutions providers this week that will leverage patient health data to improve care delivery. In an effort to promote safe prescribing practices...

athenahealth Mobile App Offers Clinicians Drug Therapy Resources

by Kate Monica

Therapeutic Research Center (TRC) recently partnered with athenahealth to provide clinicians and users of athenahealth’s Epocrates mobile app with medication therapy clinical resources and advisory articles for better-informed...

Jonathan Bush’s Resignation Opens Door for athenahealth Sale

by Kate Monica

athenahealth will potentially pursue a sale or merger following CEO Jonathan Bush’s resignation, effective immediately, according to CNBC. Bush’s resignation follows reports of old and new allegations against him have...

ClearBridge Investments Supports athenahealth Acquisition

by Kate Monica

ClearBridge Investments recently issued a letter to the athenahealth board of directors backing Elliott Management’s recommendation that the health IT company pursue offers for an athenahealth acquisition. The global equity manager...

Elliott Management Leverages Support for athenahealth Acquisition

by Kate Monica

In a third open letter, hedge fund Elliott Management leveraged shareholder support for its athenahealth acquisition offer to further pressure the health IT company’s board members into taking advantage of the $7 billion buyout...

Epic CEO Claims UI EHR Implementation Contract Award Was Fair

by Kate Monica

Epic founder and CEO Judy Faulkner stated the bidding process for University of Illinois (UI) Hospital’s $62 million EHR implementation contract was fair and complied with state codes, according to a letter from the health IT company...

athenahealth Considering Elliott Management Acquisition Offer

by Kate Monica

athenahealth is seriously considering the Elliott Management acquisition offer for $160 a share, the health IT company’s management team confirmed in a public statement. “The athenahealth Board of Directors takes very...

Epic Systems May Win Dismissal of Additional Class Action Lawsuit

by Kate Monica

A class action lawsuit brought against Epic Systems by quality assurance workers who claimed they were illegally denied overtime pay may be dismissed by a federal judge because of the recent Supreme Court decision that upholds Epic’s...

athenahealth Shareholder Urges Health IT Company to Pursue Buyout

by Kate Monica

Another investment company with stake in athenahealth is urging athenahealth’s board of directors to consider selling the health IT company, according to a recent filing with the United States Securities and Exchange...

Cerner Impersonator Convicted of $19M Health IT Fraud Scheme

by Kate Monica

Suresh Mitta of Richardson, Texas has been convicted in a federal jury trial of impersonating Cerner Corporation in a $19 million health IT fraud scheme, according to an announcement from the Western District of Missouri’s Department...

athenahealth Not Engaging With Elliott Acquisition Offers

by Kate Monica

athenahealth has not directly communicated with Elliott Management about the hedge fund’s nearly $7 billion all-cash acquisition offer, according to an open letter to the athenahealth board from Elliott Partner and Senior Portfolio...

ECRI Launches Health IT Use, Innovation Safety Initiative

by Kate Monica

The ECRI Institute recently launched the Insight Culture of Safety Assessment for Health IT Companies program aimed at promoting safety in health IT use, innovation, and implementation. The program is a joint effort between the...

Netsmart to Acquire Change Healthcare Home Health IT Solutions

by Kate Monica

Behavioral health IT company Netsmart recently announced a definitive agreement to acquire Change Healthcare’s home care and hospice health IT solutions in an effort to strengthen its presence in the long-term and post-acute care...

Call for EHR Companies to Provide No-Cost EHR System Updates

by Kate Monica

The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) recently requested CMS require that EHR vendors provide any new federally-mandated updates to EHR systems free of charge to avoid augmenting the financial burden of EHR system maintenance...

Cerner, NextGen Healthcare Expand Breadth of Health IT Solutions

by Kate Monica

Cerner and NextGen Healthcare have recently made efforts to further expand their health IT solution offerings beyond EHR systems. EHR vendor NextGen Healthcare recently announced it is rebranding with a new logo following years of...

ONC Health Data Exchange Framework Draws Differing Opinions

by Kate Monica

As the public comment period for the ONC Trusted Exchange Framework and Common Agreement (TEFCA) draft comes to a close, stakeholders are revealing differences in opinion about the framework’s approach to health data exchange. While...

Allscripts Sells OneContent EHR Management Solution to Hyland

by Kate Monica

Allscripts has signed a definitive deal to sell its OneContent EHR management solution to Hyland Software, according to a recent Allscripts press release. The deal is expected to close in the second quarter of 2018 once customary closing...

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