Healthcare data providers are becoming attractive targets, thanks to the Affordable Care Act Last Updated: January 26, 2016
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Mergers & Acquisitions: “Data can help providers, payers and the government create better standards in healthcare delivery and prevention, but it’s a challenge to truly harness it. Though plentiful, health data today often isn’t connected among providers across the continuum of care,” says Michael Alkire, COO of Premier Inc. “The main trend driving M&A providers and non-providers alike is the transition from fee-for service to pay-for-quality, which has become the new normal in healthcare,” says Alkire. “These reforms are moving providers toward alternative payment models to support population health, such as accountable care organizations (ACOs).”

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