Mergers and acquisitions continue in healthcare, especially in the Health IT area. Xerox is making a stake with the acquisition of ACS in Dallas. The company offers all types of healthcare solutions to payers, physicians, and covers e-prescribing, IPA consulting, and so on. Business Intelligence data solutions has never seen such interest as it has the last few months. They have a suite of modeling, profiling, benchmarking, reporting and health risk prediction tools available. Don’t miss that last one, prediction, if you will. We all need some type of predictive results, but again, my thinking here only, how much can we predict as we are all still humans. A few years ago it seemed there was not enough business intelligence software around and now we are over whelmed.
There’s a big focus on employer tools and the creation of software, web based programs, etc. to meet desired needs. If you need consulting services, add on more the the selection pool. Just my own thoughts here, what’s going to happen when everyone has their data defined to the exact penny, where are we going next? This company appears to have a few consultants and is willing to build some algorithms for you. BD
Xerox Corp., Norwalk, Conn., has agreed to buy Affiliated Computer Services, Dallas, in a cash and stock deal that the companies are valuing at $6.4 billion.
ACS offers business-process outsourcing and information-technology services that cuts a wide swath across commercial and government healthcare providers and payers. The company reported $686 million in operating income on $6.5 billion in revenue in the fiscal year ended June 30.