Fifth Third Announces Acquisition of Big Data Healthcare, a Payments Company Serving National Health Systems, Physicians
Fifth Third Bancorp announced a definitive agreement to acquire Big Data Healthcare, a technology solutions provider for healthcare payments and remittance. This transaction adds national healthcare revenue cycle capabilities, addressing the complex and complicated needs of clients, while building on Fifth Third’s legacy of digital innovation and focus on the healthcare sector.
Spacelabs Healthcare Expands Clinical Informatics Capabilities with Acquisition of Predictive Analytics Company PeraHealth
Spacelabs Healthcare announced that it has acquired predictive analytics company PeraHealth. Founded in 2010, PeraHealth develops predictive enterprise software based on the Rothman Index, a score to quantify patient acuity.
Notre Dame Partners with Accenture to Grow Health Equity Data and Analytics to Improve Healthcare for Vulnerable Populations
Identifying and addressing community health and well-being obstacles is a challenge typically addressed in silos of local government, hospital systems or community organizations, with narrow interventions such as improved access to nutritious food or providing better transportation for residents to medical facilities. The University of Notre Dame’s Lucy Family Institute for Data and Society is collaborating with campus and community partners to develop a more holistic approach to addressing such problems through its new Health Equity Data Lab.
Carle Health Partners with Health Catalyst to Achieve Data-Informed Improvement
Health Catalyst, a provider of data and analytics technology and services to healthcare organizations, announced an expansive, multi-year contract with Carle Health (Carle)—an integrated health system based in Urbana, Illinois that includes five hospitals, multi-specialty physician group practices with more than 1,000 doctors and advanced practice providers, and Health Alliance Medical Plans—deepening its relationship with Health Catalyst to further advance Carle’s innovative analytics capabilities system-wide.
Could Pharmacy-Based Analytics Finally Address the Paradox of Reducing Costs While Improving Quality?
The National Center for Biotechnology Information recently reported that patient-centered care has made it to center stage in discussions of quality, particularly as insurance payments are increasingly linked to that provision.