Health IT

Ingenix buys compliance consulting firm for undisclosed sum

UnitedHealth Group’s (NYSE: UNH) health information technology subsidiary Ingenix has reached an agreement to acquire a Pennsylvania-based compliance consulting company for hospitals. Ingenix didn’t disclose the price for Newton Square, Pennsylvania-based Executive Health Resources in a statement, but a Bloomberg report last week put the figure at about $1.5 billion. The deal fits with UnitedHealth’s […]

Health IT

UnitedHealth subsidiary Ingenix buys Picis

United HealthGroup‘s (NYSE: UNH) health information technology subsidiary Ingenix has acquired a Massachusetts-based hospital software provider for an undisclosed amount. Wakefield, Massachusetts-based Picis provides enterprise software to hospitals’ emergency departments, surgical suites and intensive care units, according to a statement from Ingenix. Ingenix, which provides consulting, technology and outsourcing services to nearly 6,000 hospitals in […]


Strong revenue growth powers UnitedHealth second-quarter profits

What weak economy? UnitedHealth Group Inc. (NYSE: UNH) Tuesday boosted its annual profit forecast, thanks to a strong revenue growth across all of its businesses in the second quarter. The Minnetonka, Minnesota-based company, the nation’s largest private health insurer, said it now expects to earn $3.40 to $3.60 a share on revenue of $93 billion […]

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Physician Targeting Using Real-time Data: How PurpleLab’s Alerts Can Help

By leveraging real-time data that offers unprecedented insights into physician behavior and patient outcomes, companies can gain a competitive advantage with prescribers. PurpleLab®, a healthcare analytics platform with one of the largest medical and pharmaceutical claims databases in the United States, recently announced the launch of Alerts which translates complex information into actionable insights, empowering companies to identify the right physicians to target, determine the most effective marketing strategies and ultimately improve patient care.