Posts Tagged ‘M&A’

5 Key Impacts of the IBM Red Hat Acquisition

The monumental $34B IBM Red Hat acquisition officially closed earlier this month. In the wake of the acquisition, what does it mean for the technology market?  Over my career, I’ve worked extensively with customers leveraging both IBM and Red Hat technologies. Here’s my take on the five key impacts that this acquisition will have on […]

M&A: Strategic Opportunity for Businesses

I was recently asked to help evaluate an IT department’s readiness for their company’s new strategic direction – the acquisition of multiple companies in a relatively short timeframe. The company’s acquisition strategy, while new for them, was not unusual or unexpected. A recent publication by Deloitte notes that private equity firms expect to increase both […]

Enterprise Data for Business Success

Use Enterprise Data to Drive Business and Build Trust

Enterprise data is a very valuable asset and, if used strategically, it can help drive success. One outcome of using data analytics is that you’ll be enabled with better decision making skills. Instead of basing decisions off of past experiences, you can leverage your data to understand how different choices affect your organization. Data can […]

Expanding Through M&A in the Insurance Industry

M&A is always on the table, as it can provide quicker access to more customers through geographic expansion, as well as new business lines and capabilities. It’s also a way to reinforce a company’s innovation strategy. Zurich’s acquisition of Bright Box, a company which provides telematics solutions “that link drivers to their vehicles, and the […]

Obamacare Repeal Could Fuel Pharma And Biotech Acquisitions

Just last week, the house voted to repeal Obamacare, and much has already been covered in articles readily available on the internet. But the Senate has already stated they will write up new legislation that will take into consideration the House bill. No timeline for the Senate to produce its new legislation has been set, […]

APIs in Healthcare: Ease Integration

CHALLENGES INTEGRATION SYSTEMS AND MANUAL PROCESSES With many disparate systems and data format requirements, integration can pose a huge challenge for healthcare organizations. This can be a deterrent in adopting new systems or integrating existing systems. Lack of integration leads to slow manual processes that cost the business money through resource inefficiency.  Beyond the difficulty around integration […]

2016 Connected Health Trends: Mega Merger Meets Member Experience

Creating the Connected Health trends report requires us to, among other things, mine through approximately 30,000 news coverage points per year. Circulating through the news in 2015 we found much on the topic of the new world of health insurance. Big news on this front was the industry consolidation under a string of potential mergers. […]

Why And How Are Companies Investing In Precision Medicine

  HIT Consultant, a digital publication focused on healthcare technology, recently shared a report by Reed Smith on mergers and acquisitions (M&A) in life sciences and how personalized medicine is playing an important role in many of today’s transactions. While pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies have not abandoned the “one-size-fits all” approach to developing drugs, many […]

Mega-Mergers, Mega Concerns for Patients

Air Travel or Healthcare Mega-Mergers: Same Impact on Customers

The health insurance shakeup continues, and last week’s $37 billion merger of health insurance titans Humana and Aetna is the latest in a wave of deal-making that is likely to reduce the number of large U.S. health insurers from five to three. In addition to the Aetna/Humana merger, Anthem and Cigna have acknowledged discussions about […]

Don't Forget About Patient Experience Amidst the Chaos of M&A

Don’t Forget About Consumer Experience Amidst The Chaos of M&A

  The healthcare industry continues down the path of transformation with the goal to provide higher quality, lower cost care for individuals and overall populations. To meet these new objectives, healthcare providers are entering into newly formed partnerships and entities, which bring regional healthcare providers together with health plans to address population health, integrated care […]

Creating Microsoft FIM Management Agent: lessons learned

Microsoft FIM (Frontend Identity Manager) is a popular enterprise product which is allowing to automate user creation, provisioning and de-provisioning in Microsoft Active Directory. FIM has many out-of-the-box extension connectors which allows for connecting FIM to external systems (like external user catalogs), including a set of web services. When out-of-the-box connectors are not sufficient, it’s […]