mergers and acquisitions

By Jonah Comstock July 17, 2014
Healthcare information technology companies, including mobile and digital health companies, raised more than twice as much in total venture capital funding in the second quarter of 2014 as they did in the first, according to a new report from communications and consulting firm Mercom. "It was a quarter of several milestones," Raj Prabhu, CEO and cofounder of Mercom Capital Group, said in a...
By Jonah Comstock June 5, 2014
As we head into the halfway point of 2014, it's already clear that the trend of mobile and digital health acquisitions is up. Just five months into the year, MobiHealthNews has tracked 16 mergers, acquisitions, asset buys and majority stake acquisitions -- just one less transaction than we tracked during the whole of 2013. While many of the buys were medical software acquisitions of various kinds...
By Jonah Comstock May 6, 2014
Despite making an unprompted promise not to "commingle" data with Facebook at the time of the acquisition announcement, ProtoGeo, maker of the Moves app, has updated its privacy policy, possibly to do just that. The overhaul to the app's privacy terms is significant, with the previously 700-word document nearly doubling in length (it now comes in at 1,275 words). Some of that is just the reality...
By Jonah Comstock April 17, 2014
Accelarad's mobile app. Nuance Communications has acquired cloud-based medical image sharing company Accelarad for an undisclosed amount and is launching Accelerad's technology, combined with Nuance's existing networks, under the new name PowerShare Network. "There are 1,900 users connected to [Accelarad's] network today, actively sharing images," Christy Murfitt, director of solutions product...
By Brian Dolan January 20, 2014
Brent Lang, President & CEO, Vocera Communications As MobiHealthNews reported last week Vocera Communications, one of the few public companies working in digital health, acquired alarms management company mVisum for $3.5 million. At the end of last week MobiHealthNews caught up with Vocera President and CEO Brent Lang to discuss the deal. mVisum was looking to raise money: Lang said Vocera...
By Jonah Comstock December 26, 2013
Healthrageous. It's clear that consolidation is finally starting to happen in mobile health. In the third quarter of 2013, MobiHealthNews reported an unprecedented number of mobile and digital health acquisitions in a single quarter -- five. Depending on where you count Humana's acquisition of Healthrageous (which we reported on October 1st), the fourth quarter either matched or surpassed that...
By Neil Versel December 10, 2013
WellnessFX, a supplier of blood management services for consumers and a Web portal for phlebotomy laboratories, has been acquired by Health Elements, which provides wellness services, including mobile apps and online coaching, for people looking to lose weight and fight chronic diseases, the companies said Monday. They did not disclose financial terms of the deal. The combined company will retain...
By Jonah Comstock August 12, 2013
Cardiocom's Diabetes Management System. Minneapolis-based implantable medical device maker Medtronic has acquired Chanhassen, Minnesota-based Cardiocom, a remote patient monitoring and disease management company, for $200 million in cash. As the Wall Street Journal reported, this acquisition represents a diversification for Medtronic, from it's core offering of implantable medical devices to...
By Brian Dolan April 12, 2010
AHRQ says EHR makers need to remember consumers, too: The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) has set forth a list of suggestions for health IT vendors that include a recommendation to focus more on the needs of consumers when creating EHR systems. More Healthcare in 2020: Forbes guest columnist Arna Ionescu from IDEO, imagines a US healthcare system where most of the future...