Francisco Partners to Acquire IBM’s Healthcare Data and Analytics Assets

IBM (NYSE: IBM) and Francisco Partners, a leading global investment firm that specializes in partnering with technology businesses, have announced that the companies have signed a definitive agreement under which Francisco Partners will acquire healthcare data and analytics assets from IBM that are currently part of the Watson Health business. The assets acquired by Francisco Partners include extensive and diverse data sets and products, including Health Insights, MarketScan, Clinical Development, Social Program Management, Micromedex, and imaging software offerings. “We have followed IBM’s journey in healthcare data and analytics for a number of years and have a deep appreciation for its portfolio of innovative healthcare products,” said Ezra Perlman, Co-President at Francisco Partners.

emids Acquires Cloud Development Resources, Creating the Strategic Low-Code Development Partner for Healthcare and Life Sciences

emids, a leader in digital engineering and transformation solutions to the healthcare and life sciences industry, today announced the acquisition of Cloud Development Resources (CDR), a leading provider of low-code, enterprise-grade business solutions and services on the OutSystems platform for some of the country’s leading and largest healthcare and life sciences companies. Headquartered in Sarasota, Florida, with 180 employees in the U.S. and Philippines, CDR is a premium and award-winning partner of OutSystems, delivering low-code consulting services to a wide variety of customers but with a particular focus on clients in the healthcare and life sciences industry.

TriNetX Acquires Pharmacovigilance Leader Advera Health Analytics

TriNetX, the global network of healthcare organizations driving real-world research to accelerate the development of new therapies, today announced the acquisition of Advera Health Analytics, the leader in pharmacovigilance software and data for detection, management, and mitigation of drug safety concerns. The acquisition of Advera, and its industry-leading Evidex platform, will enable TriNetX clients to gain a complete view of drug safety issues as they happen in real time. The power of Evidex, and the vast real-world data on the TriNetX network, will help life sciences companies refine, manage, and validate safety signals with deep clinical data, and greater efficiency than what the industry has traditionally relied upon.

Medical Imaging Solutions Announces Acquisition and Expansion

Medical Imaging Solutions, a premier provider of imaging services in the U.S., announced that it has agreed to acquire CER Technology, a leading national provider of Healthcare Technology Management solutions. Upon closing the transaction, the combined company will offer comprehensive Imaging, Healthcare Technology Management, and Information Technology solutions servicing all regions of the U.S. The combined company will include three regional business centers: Woodstock, Georgia, Henderson, Nevada, and San Antonio, Texas.

Is Amazon Primed to Take on a Bigger Role in Healthcare in 2022?

Amazon is poised to continue its 2022 expansion in more than just e-commerce sales. It’s about to become the largest U.S. carrier for delivery services. Yes, larger than the U.S. Postal Service, UPS and FedEx. That may sound unrelated to healthcare, but it really isn’t. That infrastructure is helping Amazon deliver their own branded PCR COVID-19 tests. It’s helping them deliver pharmaceuticals through PillPack. And it may help them become an even bigger player in the home health arena. Here are three areas to watch in 2022.

Which Digital Health Sectors Led VC Investment in 2021

Digital health continues to break funding records as companies across the globe raked in $30.7 billion in venture capital in 2021, according to data from Digital Health Business & Technology. Investments during the fourth quarter were $7.6 billion across 206 deals, a 6% drop from the recording-setting $8.1 billion raised by digital health companies during the previous quarter. But venture capital funding increased 68% year-over-year, as digital health companies raised just $4.5 billion in 139 deals during the fourth quarter of 2020. Here are the five digital health sectors that scooped up the most venture-capital funding in 2021.

Riverside Continues to Operate in the Healthcare Industry

The Riverside Company, a global private investor focused on the smaller end of the middle market, has invested in Transplant Connect (TC), whose iTransplantSM software platform facilitates the donation, transplantation and research of human biologics (including organs, tissues, corneas and birth tissue). TC is an add-on investment to Riverside’s platform InVita Healthcare Technologies (InVita), which delivers supply chain software solutions to complex medical environments. Founded in 2003 and based in Los Angeles, California, Transplant Connect’s software provides for clinical information management, communications, analytics and logistics by various medical organizations throughout the lifecycle of biologic donation and transplantation.

In Its 2nd Deal in 2 Weeks, Babylon Picks up DayToDay Health to Bolster Its Remote Care Portfolio

Babylon has acquired DayToDay Health, a care management platform that supports patients preparing for and recovering from surgeries, bolstering the health tech unicorn’s remote care portfolio. DayToDay offers programs pre- and post-operation as well as for health events like childbirth and after diagnoses of chronic conditions. The company’s educational and clinical support services help drive down rehospitalization rates, demonstrated below 4%, according to the company, compared to the industry average around 15%. Babylon will integrate DayToDay’s offerings into its digital platform, powering its strategy of reducing burdens on patients and healthcare systems through proactive care.

DarioHealth Enters Agreement to Acquire Physimax

DarioHealth Corp. (Nasdaq: DRIO), a leader in the global digital therapeutics (DTx) market (the Company), announced it has entered into an agreement to purchase all of the right, title and interest in certain assets of Physimax Technologies Ltd. (“Physimax”), a leading provider of computer vision (CV) technology for Musculoskeletal (MSK) functional screening and predictive risk of injury assessment. Physimax’s technology is currently in commercial use by NBA and NFL teams, the U.S. military and health care facilities specializing in orthopedic care.

Greenlight Guru Acquires Visual Medical Design Collaboration Solution CanvasGT

Greenlight Guru, pioneer of the only dedicated Medical Device Success Platform (MDSP), announced Wednesday its acquisition of CanvasGT, a software company that creates a modern solution for medical device companies to collaborate on initial designs and concepts prior to establishing a quality system and implementing formal design controls. Their visual, user-friendly solution enhances the research and design phases for medical device innovators by providing a solution that enables a collaborative, creative, and iterative process while seamlessly capturing design history along the way.