Successful M&A Exits in the Consumer Healthcare Device Market
Business
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Business
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Successful M&A Exits in the Consumer Healthcare Device Market

Chris Hoffman - August 6, 2011

Consumer healthcare devices are everywhere. They help people track physical activity, measure caloric intake, and play a vital role in personal health and wellness achievements.  Driven by…

M&A Activity and Hospital Priorities Seek a Groove as ICD-10 Looms
eHealth
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eHealth
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M&A Activity and Hospital Priorities Seek a Groove as ICD-10 Looms

Chris Hoffman - July 23, 2011

While the deadline for ICD-10 implementation is not until October 2013, the new clinical documentation code set expands over 8x from 24,000 to > 200,000 and with…

Dispelling the Myths of a Healthcare IT Investment ‘Bubble’
eHealth
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eHealth
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Dispelling the Myths of a Healthcare IT Investment ‘Bubble’

Chris Hoffman - July 16, 2011

The U.S. healthcare industry is undoubtedly going through one of the most pronounced transformations in its history.  At the most fundamental level, the means and methods by…

Five Reasons Why Google Health Failed
Business
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Business
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Five Reasons Why Google Health Failed

Chris Hoffman - June 30, 2011

In a culmination of a yearlong rumor mill, Google finally came clean in its announcement  late last week that it would discontinue its personal health record (PHR)…

Healthcare Consumerism
Business
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Business
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Healthcare Consumerism

Chris Hoffman - June 28, 2011

As a senior analyst for a research based investment bank, it shouldn’t be surprising when personal health experiences and areas of focus for our strategic advisory practice…

Technology Solutions for Seniors Still Need Work
Technology
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Technology
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Technology Solutions for Seniors Still Need Work

Chris Hoffman - May 31, 2011

In 2011, the first wave of the baby boomers will turn 65, and by 2030, there will be >70 million elderly Americans, more than double the number…

Traditional Health Insurance Market Drivers Pivot around ‘Consumerism’
Business
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Business
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Traditional Health Insurance Market Drivers Pivot around ‘Consumerism’

Chris Hoffman - May 20, 2011

The U.S. healthcare system is entering a new era for consumers.  Consumers have become engaged ‘healthcare stakeholders’ and are demanding greater understanding of their options around care…

What are Health Insurance Exchanges?
Health Reform
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Health Reform
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What are Health Insurance Exchanges?

Chris Hoffman - May 5, 2011

Change is coming to the U.S. health insurance market and the road will be bumpy.  Nowhere is the change more apparent than the current debate surrounding the…