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closed 10/15/2008 via PR Newswire

Wolters Kluwer Health, acquired UpToDate

synopsis: Wolters Kluwer Health, a leading provider of information and business intelligence for students, professionals and institutions in medicine, nursing, allied health, pharmacy and the pharmaceutical industry, announced that it has acquired UpToDate, the leading evidence-based electronic clinical information resource.
buyer parent:Wolters Kluwer NV
buyer: Wolters Kluwer Health
Wolters Kluwer Health is a leading provider of information for professionals and students in medicine, nursing, allied health, pharmacy and the pharmaceutical industry. Major brands include traditional publishers of medical and drug reference tools and textbooks.
target: UpToDate
UpToDate specializes in physician-driven products designed to improve healthcare at the point of care and integrate smoothly into Electronic Medical Records. UpToDate collaborates with physicians, who create recommendations on how to diagnose and treat thousands of conditions.
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closed 9/27/2013 via Company Press Release

Advanced Computer Software plc, acquired Plain Healthcare

synopsis: Advanced Computer Software Group plc, a leading provider of software and IT services to the healthcare and commercial sectors, has purchased Avia Health Informatics' trading subsidiary, Plain Healthcare Ltd. The company is a Research & Development company at the leading edge of software development in expert clinical decision support technology.
buyer: Advanced Computer Software plc(GB:ASW:$98.20)
Advanced Computer Software Group plc is the leading supplier of software and IT services to the health, care and commercial sectors with a primary focus on delivering high quality products and services to enable first class delivery of care in the community.
target parent: Avia Health Informatics plc
target: Plain Healthcare
Plain Healthcare is a Research & Development company at the leading edge of software development in expert clinical decision support technology. They provide rapid, safe assessment and advice for primary care through Odyssey, their clinical decision support software.
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closed 8/28/2013 via Company Press Release

DecisionHealth, acquired Contexo Media, LLC

synopsis: Access Intelligence has sold its Dorland Health and Contexo Media brands to Gaithersburg, Maryland-based UCG, a portfolio company with brands in the healthcare, financial services and telecom markets, among others. Terms of the deal, done on behalf of UCG's DecisionHealth LLC, were not released.
buyer parent:UCG
buyer: DecisionHealth
DecisionHealth serves the business and regulatory needs of health care providers throughout the U.S. It offers more than 50 independent newsletters, magazines and loose-leaf services on topics as wide-ranging as Medicare reimbursement, JCAHO accreditation and health care information systems.
target parent: Veronis Suhler Stevenson
target: Contexo Media, LLC
Contexo Media is an independent provider of revenue-enhancing solutions for medical practices to maximize their coding, reimbursement and compliance efforts. Dorland Health is an integrated media publisher in the healthcare business information industry.
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closed 1/23/2013 via BNC Analysis

Optum, acquired Humedica

synopsis: Optum has acquired Humedica. Humedica is the clinical intelligence company that powers health care providers, life sciences and research organizations to make better-informed, more confident decisions by transforming unconnected data from multiple sources into real-world insights.
buyer parent:UnitedHealth Group
buyer: Optum
Optum, through its subsidiaries, provides information and technology-enabled health services. It offers health management solutions that address the physical, mental, and financial needs of individuals and organizations.
target: Humedica
Humedica is the clinical intelligence company that powers health care providers and life sciences organizations to make better-informed, more confident decisions by transforming unconnected data from multiple sources into real-world insights.
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closed 10/8/2012 via BNC Analysis

Healthcare Holdings Group, Inc., acquired Access My Records, Inc.

synopsis: Healthcare Holdings Group, Inc. is pleased to announce the acquisition of Access My Records, Inc. (“AMR”). AMR, an already established online Personal Health Records (“PHR”) service provider since 2005, will now become the new cloud-based PHR Patient-Portal for HCH’s new Electronic Health Records (“EHR”) software suite.
buyer: Healthcare Holdings Group, Inc.
Healthcare Holdings Group, Inc. (‘HCH’) is an existing Healthcare Technologies company currently offering distinct, yet complementary web-based product lines to the medical community and the average consumer.
target: Access My Records, Inc.
AccessMyRecords.com is an Electronic Storage and Retrieval Service for medical records. Their service assists in reducing healthcare inefficiencies, minimizes the possibility of medical errors and ensures a member's legal wishes are followed.
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closed 7/1/2009 via Company Press Release

Access Intelligence, LLC, acquired Contexo Media, LLC

synopsis: Access Intelligence LLC announced the acquisition of Contexo Media, expanding its portfolio into the growing healthcare management industry within two niche markets: medical coding and case management.
buyer parent:Veronis Suhler Stevenson
buyer: Access Intelligence, LLC
Access Intelligence, a portfolio company of Veronis Suhler Stevenson, is a b-to-b media and information company headquartered in Rockville, Md., serving the energy, defense, healthcare management, chemical, satellite, aviation, cable, media and public relations markets.
target: Contexo Media, LLC
Contexo Media is a business-to-business information provider that delivers medical coding and reimbursement books and software to the medical billing industry.
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closed 6/1/2006 via

So-net M3, Inc., acquired MDLinx, Inc.

synopsis: MDLinx, a leading online provider of global, real-time health information resources for physicians and consumers, announced today it has entered into a definitive merger agreement with So-net M3, a Sony Communication Network Group company.
buyer parent:Sony Corporation
buyer: So-net M3, Inc.
So-net M3 is a leading provider of online pharmaceutical promotion solutions. So-net M3 Inc. was established in September 2000 under the service name of So-net, with Sony Communications Network Corporation, a supplier of network-related services, as the largest stockholder.
target: MDLinx, Inc.
MDLinx is an award-winning, practical tool that busy physicians and healthcare professionals use to stay up to date with the latest research in the medical field. The company aggregates medical articles and research from more than 1,200 peer-reviewed journals and leading news media on a daily basis.
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closed 1/18/2006 via PR Newswire

WebMD Corporation, acquired eMedicine, Inc.

synopsis: WebMD Health Corp. WBMD, a leading provider of health information services to consumers and physicians, today announced that it has completed the acquisition of eMedicine.com, Inc., an online publisher of medical reference information for physicians and other healthcare professionals. The purchase price was $25.5 million.
buyer parent:Emdeon Corporation
buyer: WebMD Corporation(WBMD:$501.75)
WebMD is a leading provider of health information services to consumers, physicians, healthcare professionals, employers and health plans.Through our public online portals, WebMD enables health-involved consumers and clinically active physicians to readily access healthcare information.
target: eMedicine, Inc.
eMedicine was launched in 1996 and is the largest and most current clinical knowledge base available to physicians and health professionals. Nearly 10,000 physician authors and editors contribute to the eMedicine Clinical Knowledge Base with coverage of 7,000 diseases and disorders.
price ($mm)
$23
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$6
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4.3x
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closed 12/19/2007 via BusinessWire

Healthnostics, Inc., acquired MedNets, Inc.

synopsis: Healthnostics, Inc. a medical and biotechnology analytics company, today announced the completion of the MedNets.com acquisition, an Internet portal providing healthcare information resources to consumers and professionals.
buyer: Healthnostics, Inc.(hnso:$0.00)
Healthnostics, Inc. is a medical and biotechnology analytics company that provides patient clinical monitoring and risk management systems to acute care hospitals, and utilizes its Internet portals to deliver medical and biotechnology resource information.
target: MedNets, Inc.
MedNets, Inc. offers MedExplore, our medical professional and patient Healthcare Information Directory, through our web site. We have gathered over 20,000 healthcare links in our directory, creating the source to the finest medical information on the Internet.
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closed 6/26/2007 via PR Newswire

ConnectivHealth, acquired Relegent

synopsis: ConnectivHealth today announced it has acquired Relegent, a Nashville, Tenn.--based provider of health care information to the hospital and education industries. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
buyer parent:Chrysalis Ventures
buyer: ConnectivHealth
ConnectivHealth is building a network of health care information and new media businesses that enable the delivery, distribution, and organization of important health information for physicians, health care professionals, hospitals, and consumers.
target: Relegent
Relegent is a leading health care information and marketing firm based in Nashville. Relegent owns and operates HealthTeacher, the leading K-12 online health curriculum. The company also exclusively markets Discovery Hospital content to hospitals.
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closed 4/18/2007 via BusinessWire

MCF Corporation, acquired MedPanel, Inc.

synopsis: MCF Corporation has completed the acquisition of MedPanel, Inc., an online medical market intelligence firm. With the closing of the transaction, MedPanel, Inc. becomes Panel Intelligence, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of MCF Corporation.
buyer: MCF Corporation(MEM:$0.00)
MCF Corporation is a financial services holding company that provides investment research, capital markets services, corporate and venture services, investment banking, asset management and wealth management through its operating subsidiaries.
target: MedPanel, Inc.
MedPanel provides online medical market intelligence to the life sciences industry through custom research and syndicated studies. Research services include study design, recruitment, programming, panel moderation, advanced data analysis and summaries.
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closed 4/19/2006 via Company Press Release

Reed Elsevier plc, acquired Gold Standard Multimedia

synopsis: Elsevier, a world-leading healthcare and scientific publisher, announced today that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the entire share capital of Gold Standard, Inc., a US-based developer of online clinical drug information products, services and solutions to the healthcare market.
buyer: Reed Elsevier plc(LSE:REL:$0.00)
Reed Elsevier is a world leading publisher and information provider. Operating in the scientific, medical, legal, risk and business-to-business sectors, Reed Elsevier provides high value and flexible information solutions to professional end users, with increasing emphasis on internet delivery.
target: Gold Standard Multimedia
A privately-held company founded in 1993, Tampa, Florida-based Gold Standard Multimedia (GSM) is a leading developer of innovative medical education and drug information software, online services and e-learning solutions.
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closed 7/20/2005 via BNC Analysis

EBSCO Publishing, Inc., acquired DynaMed, LLC

synopsis: Expanding its presence in the medical arena, EBSCO Publishing (http://www.ebsco.com) announced the acquisition of DynaMed (http://www.dynamicmedical.com), an evidence-based clinical reference tool developed by a physician.
buyer parent:EBSCO Industries, Inc.
buyer: EBSCO Publishing, Inc.
EBSCO Publishing is the world's premier database aggregator, offering a suite of nearly 300 full-text and secondary research databases. EBSCO serves the content needs of all researchers: Academic, Medical, K-12, Public Library, Corporate, Government.
target: DynaMed, LLC
DynaMed is a point-of-care reference resource designed to provide doctors and medical researchers with the best available evidence to support clinical decision-making.
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closed 1/4/2010 via Market Wire

TransUnion LLC, acquired MedData

synopsis: TransUnion announced it acquired MedData LLC. The Charlotte-based company provides healthcare insurance information and data solutions for hospitals, physician practices and major healthcare insurance companies. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.
buyer: TransUnion LLC
TransUnion is a global leader in credit and information management. The company creates advantages for millions of people around the world by gathering, analyzing and delivering information. For businesses TransUnion delivers comprehensive data and advanced analytics.
target parent: AGData
target: MedData
MedData is the healthcare division of AGDATA, L.P. MedData was formed to apply and use state-of-the-art database and real-time transaction processing technology for the healthcare industry.
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closed 5/31/2012 via PR Newswire

Annai Systems Inc., acquired MedTrust Online, LLC

synopsis: Annai Systems Inc., a private company that develops and deploys high-performance network technology for genomic research and medicine, announced that it has completed the acquisition of MedTrust Online LLC—the world's largest on-line community of oncologists— through an asset-purchase transaction.
buyer: Annai Systems Inc.
Annai Systems Inc. located in California's Silicon Valley, is a private company that develops and commercializes high-performance network solutions to support the collaborative needs and workflows of genomic research and medicine.
target: MedTrust Online, LLC
MedTrust Online, LLC operates a private physician portal for oncologists to make treatment decisions for difficult cases. The company focuses on providing doctors with clinically useful knowledge for the diagnosis and treatment of cancer cases.
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closed 10/14/2008 via BusinessWire

Health Grades, Inc., acquired Adviware Pty. Ltd.

synopsis: Health Grades, Inc., the leading healthcare ratings company, announces the acquisition of WrongDiagnosis.com, a highly trafficked health information and community Web site. WrongDiagnosis.com was owned by Adviware Pty. Ltd., a privately held company based in Australia.
buyer: Health Grades, Inc.(HGRD:$0.00)
Health Grades, Inc. is the leading healthcare ratings organization, providing ratings and profiles of hospitals, nursing homes and physicians. Millions of patients and many of the nation’s largest employers, health plans and hospitals rely on HealthGrades’ independent ratings and advisory services.
target: Adviware Pty. Ltd.
Adviware Pty. Ltd owns and operats WrongDiagnosis.com,which includes symptoms, diagnosis and treatment information including a database of statistics and cross-referenced medical information, tools and community forums covering more than 11,000 conditions and treatments.
price($mm)[EV]
$6.24 [$4.41]
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$2
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$1
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7.2x
closed 4/11/2006 via PR Newswire

Workplace Options, acquired HelpHorizons.com, Inc.

synopsis: Workplace Options, the largest provider of work-life employee benefits in America, today announced the acquisition of HelpHorizons.com, Inc., the country's leading provider of practice management and connectivity solutions for mental health professionals and behavioral health organizations.
buyer: Workplace Options
Workplace Options (WPO) is America's largest provider of work-life services and software that help EAPs and other third-parties run their business more profitably and efficiently.
target: HelpHorizons.com, Inc.
Dedicated to providing innovative services and information to consumers and mental health professionals. We offer the largest mental health professional referral database online today and technology that supports secure, private e-counseling via e-mail, chat rooms, or videoconferencing.
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closed 5/9/2012 via BNC Analysis

TechCapital Group, acquired iHealthEcon

synopsis: TechCapital Group, Life Science Unit has acquired iHealthEcon, a health economics solutions company that helps life sciences organizations plan, develop and advocate health economics to global payers through e-registry-suite.
buyer: TechCapital Group
Established in 1992, TechCapital Group is a private global investment firm that originates, structures and acts as lead equity investor in equity private placements. The R&D management consulting unit provides decision support tools to advanced scientific based engineering groups.
target: iHealthEcon
iHealthEcon, through e-registry, offers its clients an innovative suite of decision support tools to advance market access by improving the speed and efficiency of collecting health economics and outcomes research registry data in real time to National Health Systems.
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announced 11/5/2012 via Market Wire

Hearst Business Media, will acquire Milliman Care Guidelines LLC

synopsis: Hearst Corporation signed an agreement with Milliman, Inc., pursuant to which Hearst will acquire Milliman Care Guidelines LLC, a leading provider of evidence-based clinical healthcare databases. The announcement was made by Frank A. Bennack, Jr., CEO of Hearst Corporation, and Richard P. Malloch, president of Hearst Business Media.
buyer parent:The Hearst Corporation
buyer: Hearst Business Media
Hearst Business Media (HBM), an operating group of The Hearst Corporation, operates more than 20 business-to-business information services, electronic databases, and publications. The Group has significant holdings in the automotive, electronic, and medical/pharmaceutical industries.
target parent: Milliman, Inc.
target: Milliman Care Guidelines LLC
Milliman Care Guidelines LLC, a Milliman Company, independently develops and produces evidence-based clinical guidelines and software used by more than 2,200 clients including 1,200 hospitals and seven of the eight largest U.S. health plans.
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closed 1/22/2004 via Company Press Release

PBI Media LLC, acquired SRI Consulting

synopsis: PBI Media, LLC, a leader in high-value information products and consulting services for the telecom, aerospace, and media markets, today announced its purchase of the Chemical Business Services of SRI Consulting, the leading producer of high-value information and data for the global chemicals industry.
buyer parent:Veronis Suhler Stevenson
buyer: PBI Media LLC
Access Intelligence, a portfolio company of Veronis Suhler Stevenson, is a b-to-b media and information company headquartered in Rockville, Md., serving the energy, defense, healthcare management, chemical, satellite, aviation, cable, media and public relations markets.
target parent: SRI International
target: SRI Consulting
SRI Consulting provides the world's most comprehensive ongoing multiclient databases on the chemical and health industries. Companies may participate in SRI's continuing programs for the chemical and health industries through annual participation or by purchase of separate reports.
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$11
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closed 10/15/2008 via PR Newswire

Wolters Kluwer Health, acquired UpToDate

synopsis: Wolters Kluwer Health, a leading provider of information and business intelligence for students, professionals and institutions in medicine, nursing, allied health, pharmacy and the pharmaceutical industry, announced that it has acquired UpToDate, the leading evidence-based electronic clinical information resource.
buyer parent:Wolters Kluwer NV
buyer: Wolters Kluwer Health
Wolters Kluwer Health is a leading provider of information for professionals and students in medicine, nursing, allied health, pharmacy and the pharmaceutical industry. Major brands include traditional publishers of medical and drug reference tools and textbooks.
target: UpToDate
UpToDate specializes in physician-driven products designed to improve healthcare at the point of care and integrate smoothly into Electronic Medical Records. UpToDate collaborates with physicians, who create recommendations on how to diagnose and treat thousands of conditions.
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closed 1/7/2013 via PR Newswire

Wolters Kluwer Health, acquired Health Language Inc.

synopsis: Wolters Kluwer Health, a leading provider of information and business intelligence for professionals, students and institutions in medicine, nursing, allied health and pharmacy, announced that it has completed the acquisition of Health Language, Inc., a leader in the fast-growing Medical Terminology Management (MTM) market.
buyer parent:Wolters Kluwer NV
buyer: Wolters Kluwer Health
Wolters Kluwer Health is a leading global provider of information, business intelligence and point-of-care solutions for the healthcare industry. Its customers include professionals, institutions and students in medicine, nursing, allied health and pharmacy.
target: Health Language Inc.
Health Language, Inc. specializes in the development, delivery and marketing of software that reduces the complexity of incorporating medical vocabulary and coding standards into healthcare information technology (HCIT) applications.
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closed 12/5/2011 via PR Newswire

Wolters Kluwer Health, acquired Medknow Publications Pvt. Ltd.

synopsis: Wolters Kluwer Health, a leading provider of information and business intelligence for students, professionals and institutions in medicine, nursing, allied health and pharmacy, has acquired Medknow PVT Ltd., a leading Scientific, Technical & Medical journal publishing operation and one of the largest open access publishers in the world.
buyer parent:Wolters Kluwer NV
buyer: Wolters Kluwer Health
Wolters Kluwer Health is a leading global provider of information, business intelligence and point-of-care solutions for the healthcare industry. Its customers include professionals, institutions and students in medicine, nursing, allied health and pharmacy.
target: Medknow Publications Pvt. Ltd.
Medknow Publications Pvt. Ltd. is a leading Scientific, Technical & Medical (STM) journal publishing operation headquartered in Mumbai, India and one of the largest open access publishers in the world.
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closed 12/23/2011 via PR Newswire

Springer Science & Business Media, purchased Pharma Marketing & Publishing from Wolters Kluwer Health

synopsis: Wolters Kluwer has completed the sale of its pharma-related Marketing & Publishing Services business to Springer Science+Business Media. The sale is part of Wolters Kluwer's strategy to focus on core health markets through its Wolters Kluwer Health & Pharma Solutions division.
buyer parent:EQT Funds Management Limited
buyer: Springer Science & Business Media
Springer Science+Business Media is a leading global scientific publisher, delivering quality content through innovative information products and services. The company is also a trusted provider of local-language professional publications in Europe, especially in Germany and the Netherlands.
seller parent: Wolters Kluwer NV
seller: Wolters Kluwer Health
Wolters Kluwer Health is a leading global provider of information, business intelligence and point-of-care solutions for the healthcare industry. Its customers include professionals, institutions and students in medicine, nursing, allied health and pharmacy.
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closed 6/1/2011 via PR Newswire

Wolters Kluwer Health, acquired Lexi-Comp, Inc.

synopsis: Wolters Kluwer Health, a leading global provider of information, business intelligence and point-of-care solutions for the healthcare industry, has completed its acquisition of Lexi-Comp, Inc., a leading global provider of drug information and clinical content for pharmacists and clinicians.
buyer parent:Wolters Kluwer NV
buyer: Wolters Kluwer Health
Wolters Kluwer Health is a leading global provider of information, business intelligence and point-of-care solutions for the healthcare industry. Its customers include professionals, institutions and students in medicine, nursing, allied health and pharmacy.
target: Lexi-Comp, Inc.
Lexicomp is an industry-leading provider of drug information and clinical content for the healthcare industry. The company provides the tools necessary to help improve patient safety, ensure compliance, and elevate the quality of care patients receive.
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closed 12/20/2010 via PR Newswire

Wolters Kluwer Health, acquired Pharmacy OneSource, Inc.

synopsis: Wolters Kluwer Health, a leading provider of information and business intelligence for professionals, students and institutions announced it has completed the acquisition of Pharmacy OneSource, a leading Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) provider in the healthcare industry.
buyer parent:Wolters Kluwer NV
buyer: Wolters Kluwer Health
Wolters Kluwer Health is a leading provider of information for professionals and students in medicine, nursing, allied health, pharmacy and the pharmaceutical industry. Major brands include traditional publishers of medical and drug reference tools and textbooks.
target: Pharmacy OneSource, Inc.
Pharmacy OneSource is healthcare's #1 Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) provider. Their more than 80 innovative team members provide best-in-class, SaaS solutions to current and future challenges within health-systems worldwide.
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closed 9/20/2010 via PR Newswire

Fairview Research LLC, acquired IFI CLAIMS Patent Services

synopsis: Fairview Research, a provider of data enrichment technology and services for technical information retrieval and analysis, announced that it has acquired Wilmington, Del.-based IFI Patent Intelligence from Wolters Kluwer Pharma Solutions. IFI is the leading producer of value-added U.S. patent databases and indexing services.
buyer: Fairview Research LLC
Fairview Research is a provider of data enrichment technology and services for information retrieval and analysis. The company's state-of-the-art information retrieval products and services and cutting-edge semantic technologies are in use in a variety of corporate R&D applications.
target parent: Wolters Kluwer NV
target: IFI CLAIMS Patent Services
IFI CLAIMS Patent Services has been the preeminent producer of value-added U.S. patent databases. From the most rigorous U.S. assignee name standardization process in the industry, to continual class code updates — IFI has built a solid reputation as a leader in patent databases.
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closed 10/15/2008 via PR Newswire

Wolters Kluwer Health, acquired UpToDate

synopsis: Wolters Kluwer Health, a leading provider of information and business intelligence for students, professionals and institutions in medicine, nursing, allied health, pharmacy and the pharmaceutical industry, announced that it has acquired UpToDate, the leading evidence-based electronic clinical information resource.
buyer parent:Wolters Kluwer NV
buyer: Wolters Kluwer Health
Wolters Kluwer Health is a leading provider of information for professionals and students in medicine, nursing, allied health, pharmacy and the pharmaceutical industry. Major brands include traditional publishers of medical and drug reference tools and textbooks.
target: UpToDate
UpToDate specializes in physician-driven products designed to improve healthcare at the point of care and integrate smoothly into Electronic Medical Records. UpToDate collaborates with physicians, who create recommendations on how to diagnose and treat thousands of conditions.
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closed 2/5/2008 via BusinessWire

Wolters Kluwer NV, purchased a minority stake in Logical Images

synopsis: Wolters Kluwer Health, a division of Wolters Kluwer, a leading provider of information for professionals and students in medicine, nursing, allied health, pharmacy and the pharmaceutical industry, announced that it has acquired a minority interest in Logical Images. Terms of the acquisition are not disclosed.
buyer parent:Wolters Kluwer NV
buyer: Wolters Kluwer NV
Wolters Kluwer Health is a leading provider of information for professionals and students in medicine, nursing, allied health, pharmacy and the pharmaceutical industry. Major brands include traditional publishers of medical and drug reference tools and textbooks.
target: Logical Images
Logical Images develops interactive point-of-care diagnostic and training software systems to help front-line healthcare workers, bioterrorism responders, and other healthcare professionals quickly and accurately diagnose and appropriately treat diseases both common and unusual.
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closed 1/23/2006 via Company Press Release

Wolters Kluwer Health, acquired Provation Medical, Inc.

synopsis: Wolters Kluwer, a leading multinational publisher and information services company, today announced the completion of the acquisition of ProVation Medical, Inc. ProVation Medical provides medical documentation, coding and workflow solutions to hospitals and ambulatory surgery centers in the United States.
buyer parent:Wolters Kluwer NV
buyer: Wolters Kluwer Health
Wolters Kluwer Health is a leading provider of information for professionals and students in medicine, nursing, allied health, pharmacy and the pharmaceutical industry. Major brands include traditional publishers of medical and drug reference tools and textbooks.
target: Provation Medical, Inc.
ProVation Medical, Inc., a leading healthcare software and services company, provides solutions that significantly enhance revenue and decrease costs per medical procedure.
price ($mm)
$112
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$13
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$2
EV / rev
8.6x
EV / EBITDA
56.0x
closed 9/8/2005 via PR Newswire

Wolters Kluwer Health, acquired Boucher Communication Inc.

synopsis: Wolters Kluwer Health announced that it has acquired the total assets of Pennsylvania-based Boucher Communications Inc.. BCI assets will become a part of Wolters Kluwer Health's Medical Research unit, a leading provider of print and electronic research information for medical and academic institutions, medical practitioners, and corporations.
buyer parent:Wolters Kluwer NV
buyer: Wolters Kluwer Health
Wolters Kluwer Health is a leading provider of information for professionals and students in medicine, nursing, allied health, pharmacy and the pharmaceutical industry. Major brands include traditional publishers of medical and drug reference tools and textbooks.
target: Boucher Communication Inc.
Publishers information tech and vision care trade mags The company publishes four specialized magazines serving the informational and educational needs of vision care professionals: Eyecare Business, Contact Lens Spectrum, Optometric Management, and Ophthalmology Management, as well as numerous spe
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closed 1/6/2006 via BusinessWire

Wolters Kluwer NV, purchased pharmaceutical information management business from NDCHealth

synopsis: Wolters Kluwer, based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, purchased the pharmaceutical information management business from NDCHealth.
buyer parent:Wolters Kluwer NV
buyer: Wolters Kluwer NV
Wolters Kluwer Health is a leading provider of information for professionals and students in medicine, nursing, allied health, pharmacy and the pharmaceutical industry. Major brands include traditional publishers of medical and drug reference tools and textbooks.
seller: NDCHealth
NDCHealth has been providing integrated information support to all segments of the health industry for over two decades. This experience, leveraged with our powerful network capabilities, has built our reputation as an innovative provider of end-to-end business solutions.
price ($mm)
$382
rev ($mm)
$165
EBITDA ($mm)
$36
EV / rev
2.3x
EV / EBITDA
10.6x
closed 10/15/2008 via PR Newswire

Wolters Kluwer Health, acquired UpToDate

synopsis: Wolters Kluwer Health, a leading provider of information and business intelligence for students, professionals and institutions in medicine, nursing, allied health, pharmacy and the pharmaceutical industry, announced that it has acquired UpToDate, the leading evidence-based electronic clinical information resource.
buyer parent:Wolters Kluwer NV
buyer: Wolters Kluwer Health
Wolters Kluwer Health is a leading provider of information for professionals and students in medicine, nursing, allied health, pharmacy and the pharmaceutical industry. Major brands include traditional publishers of medical and drug reference tools and textbooks.
target: UpToDate
UpToDate specializes in physician-driven products designed to improve healthcare at the point of care and integrate smoothly into Electronic Medical Records. UpToDate collaborates with physicians, who create recommendations on how to diagnose and treat thousands of conditions.
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closed 11/10/2005 via PR Newswire

Springer Science & Business Media, acquired Current Medicine Group

synopsis: Springer Science+Business Media (Springer) has acquired the Current Medicine Group (CMG), a leading publisher for the healthcare community. CMG is based in the United Kingdom and the United States and consists of four different operating units.
buyer parent:Cinven
buyer: Springer Science & Business Media
Springer Science+Business Media is a publishing company for specialist knowledge and information. They publish textbooks, reference works, databases and provide online services used by both academics, students and practitioners.
target: Current Medicine Group
Current Medicine, Current Science, and Science Press Group have joined forces to bring you an even wider range of products and services. Under the banner of Current Medicine Group (CMG) we can now provide you with everything from review journals, monographs and image collections to specialist websi
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closed 8/1/2005 via PR Newswire

Elsevier Health Sciences, purchased MediMedia MAP from MediMedia International

synopsis: Elsevier, a leading global healthcare and scientific publisher, announced today that it has bought MediMedia's professional medical publishing businesses ("MediMedia MAP").
buyer parent:Reed Elsevier plc
buyer: Elsevier Health Sciences
Elsevier Health Sciences is the global leader in healthcare and medical publishing through imprints such as Mosby, Churchill Livingstone, Harcourt and WB Saunders. It publications cover the full spectrum of primary medical research, clinical practice and allied healthcare.
seller parent: Cinven
seller: MediMedia International
MediMedia's business expertise is in healthcare education and information. The company focuses on media for both professionals (physicians, dentists, veterinarians and pharmacists) and consumers. The company has four broad product groups: drug information systems, journals and customised communicat
price ($mm)
$340
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closed 8/15/2013 via Company Press Release

BC Partners, acquired Springer Science & Business Media

synopsis: Funds advised by BC Partners, the European private equity firm, together with management has acquired the leading global STM publisher Springer Science+Business Media, from EQT Partners and the Government of Singapore Investment Corporation (“GICIC”) for approximately EUR 3.3 billion including performance components.
buyer: BC Partners
BC Partners is a leading private equity firm that has played an active role in the development of the European buy-out market for over 25 years. BC Partners principally invests in Europe, acquiring and developing European and multinational businesses to create value in partnership with management.
target parent: EQT
target: Springer Science & Business Media
Springer Science+Business Media is a leading global scientific, technical and medical publisher, providing researchers in academia, scientific institutions and corporate R&D departments with quality content via innovative information products and services.
price ($mm)
$4,423
rev ($mm)
$1,315
EBITDA ($mm)
$457
EV / rev
4.5x
EV / EBITDA
13.0x
closed 2/2/2010 via Capital IQ

EQT Funds Management Limited, Government of Singapore Investment Corporation, acquired Springer Science & Business Media

synopsis: EQT, a leading European private equity fund, and GIC Special Investments, the private equity arm of the Government of Singapore Investment Corporation (“GIC”), have acquired 82% and 18% respectively of Springer Science+Business Media, the world’s second-largest scientific, technical and medical publisher.
buyer: EQT Funds Management Limited
buyer: Government of Singapore Investment Corporation
EQT is a leading private equity group with operations in in Northern and Eastern Europe and Asia. Government of Singapore Investment Corporation (“GIC”) is a global investment management company established in 1981 to manage Singapore's foreign reserves.
target parent: Cinven
target: Springer Science & Business Media
Springer Science+Business Media is a publishing company for specialist knowledge and information. They publish textbooks, reference works, databases and provide online services used by both academics, students and practitioners.
price ($mm)
$3,358
rev ($mm)
$1,227
EBITDA ($mm)
$367
EV / rev
2.6x
EV / EBITDA
8.6x
closed 3/5/2010 via Company Press Release

CPP Investment Board, TPG Capital, acquired IMS Health Incorporated

synopsis: IMS Health, the world’s leading provider of market intelligence to the pharmaceutical and healthcare industries, announced the completion of its acquisition by entities created by certain affiliates of TPG Capital, L.P. (“TPG”) and the CPP Investment Board (“CPPIB”).
buyer: CPP Investment Board
buyer: TPG Capital
TPG is a leading global private investment firm with approximately $45 billion of capital under management across a family of funds. TPG's investment philosophy has been to create value by investing in change - change created by industry trends, economic cycles or specific company circumstances.
target: IMS Health Incorporated
IMS Health is the world’s leading provider of market intelligence to the pharmaceutical and healthcare industries. IMS offers leading-edge market intelligence products and services that are integral to clients’ day-to-day operations.
price($mm)[EV]
$4,014 [$5,057]
rev ($mm)
$2,171
EBITDA ($mm)
$489
EV / rev
2.3x
EV / EBITDA
10.4x
announced 7/7/2008 via PR Newswire

Signalife, Inc., will acquire Heart One Global Research

synopsis: Signalife, Inc. and Heart One Global Research, an Irish-based heart information and clinical information management concern -- with technology used across the world through subsidiaries and affiliates in eight different countries have agreed to merge or consummate a similar business combination making them one company.
buyer: Signalife, Inc.(SGN:$0.00)
Signalife, Inc. is a life sciences company focused on the monitoring, detection and prevention of disease through continuous biomedical signal monitoring.
target: Heart One Global Research
Heart One Global is the London-based international developer and distributor of information technologies that are clinically focused, mature, stable, robust, comprehensive, flexible, portable, and standards-based electronic health record solutions.
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closed 12/20/2007 via BusinessWire

Elsevier Business Information, acquired Clinical Practice Model Resource Center, Inc.

synopsis: Elsevier, the world's leading publisher of science and health information, has purchased CPM Resource Center from Eclipsys, a leading provider of integrated enterprise clinical, revenue cycle, access management, and decision support solutions. CPM Resource Center is a leading provider of executable evidence-based clinical tools.
buyer parent:Reed Elsevier plc
buyer: Elsevier Business Information
Elsevier is a world-leading publisher of scientific, technical and medical information products and services. Working in partnership with the global science and health communities, Elsevier’s 7,000 employees in over 70 offices worldwide publish more than 2,000 journals and 1,900 new books per year.
target parent: Eclipsys Corporation
target: Clinical Practice Model Resource Center, Inc.
CPM Resource Center’s evidence-based products and professional services assist healthcare organizations in creating a healthy work culture and interdisciplinary integration using a professional practice framework and standardization.
price ($mm)
$25
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
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closed 10/16/2006 via PR Newswire

Medstat, acquired Solucient LLC

synopsis: The Thomson Corporation, a leading provider of information to professional customers worldwide, has completed the acquisition of Solucient, LLC, a healthcare information business. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
buyer parent:The Thomson Corporation
buyer: Medstat
Thomson Medstat provides healthcare information services – databases, software applications, analytic consulting, and research services – to all sectors of the healthcare industry.
target parent: The Nielsen Company, Inc.
target: Solucient LLC
Solucient is an information products company serving the healthcare industry. It is a leader in providing tools and vital insights that healthcare managers use to improve the performance of their organizations.
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closed 1/17/2006 via PR Newswire

United BioSource Corporation, acquired MetaWorks, Inc.

synopsis: United BioSource Corporation (UBC) today announced the acquisition of MetaWorks, Inc., a leading provider of systematic reviews and meta-analyses to inform development, marketing, and regulatory decision-making regarding health care products and services.
buyer: United BioSource Corporation
United BioSource Corporation accelerates the generation, analysis and communication of real world evidence by integrating scientific and operational expertise with innovative technology solutions to support global development and commercialization of medical products for life science companies.
target: MetaWorks, Inc.
MetaWorks Inc. has gained a reputation as one of the healthcare industry's most expert and reliable sources for Evidence-Based Medical Information and technology. MetaWorks is a leading provider of systematic reviews, meta-analyses and other evidence-based-information services.
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closed 7/14/2005 via PR Newswire

National Care Network, Inc., acquired Data Advantage Corporation

synopsis: National Care Network (NCN) has completed the acquisition of Data Advantage Corporation, a leading healthcare information company. The acquisition combines NCN's recognized cost control services with Data Advantage's strategic products and information.
buyer: National Care Network, Inc.
NCN is a privately owned healthcare cost management firm established in 1994 by medical claims experts. NCN is an industry leader in providing highly effective cost control services to all types of medical claims payors across the United States. NCN's proactive approach of on-going two way communica
target: Data Advantage Corporation
Data Advantage Corporation is a healthcare information company. The company specializes in providing the healthcare, business and financial community a cost effective source for reliable and timely healthcare information products and services.
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cancelled 11/17/2005 via BusinessWire

VNU nv, cancelled an acquisition of IMS Health Incorporated

synopsis: VNU NV announced it has agreed with IMS Health, Inc. to terminate the planned merger of the two companies. VNU said the two companies decided to call off their merger after shareholders claiming to represent nearly 50% of VNU's outstanding shares said they would not support the transaction under any circumstances.
buyer parent:Valcon Acquisition BV
buyer: VNU nv(NLSN:$5,703.00)
The Nielsen Company is world’s leading provider of marketing information, audience measurement, and business media products and services. Nielsen provides clients with the most complete view of their consumers and their markets.
target: IMS Health Incorporated
IMS Health is the world’s leading provider of market intelligence to the pharmaceutical and healthcare industries. IMS offers leading-edge market intelligence products and services that are integral to clients’ day-to-day operations.
price ($mm)
$7,000
rev ($mm)
$1,569
EBITDA ($mm)
$517
EV / rev
4.5x
EV / EBITDA
13.5x
closed 1/7/2013 via PR Newswire

Wolters Kluwer Health, acquired Health Language Inc.

synopsis: Wolters Kluwer Health, a leading provider of information and business intelligence for professionals, students and institutions in medicine, nursing, allied health and pharmacy, announced that it has completed the acquisition of Health Language, Inc., a leader in the fast-growing Medical Terminology Management (MTM) market.
buyer parent:Wolters Kluwer NV
buyer: Wolters Kluwer Health
Wolters Kluwer Health is a leading global provider of information, business intelligence and point-of-care solutions for the healthcare industry. Its customers include professionals, institutions and students in medicine, nursing, allied health and pharmacy.
target: Health Language Inc.
Health Language, Inc. specializes in the development, delivery and marketing of software that reduces the complexity of incorporating medical vocabulary and coding standards into healthcare information technology (HCIT) applications.
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closed 10/22/2010 via Company Press Release

United Business Media Limited, acquired Canon Communications, LLC

synopsis: UBM announces it has acquired Canon Communications LLC from Spectrum Equity Investors and Apprise Media LLC for $287 million. Canon is a leading provider of tradeshows and related media products to the global medical device design industry and advanced manufacturing markets.
buyer: United Business Media Limited(UBMJF:$972.30)
United Business Media Limited ("UBM") is a London Stock Exchange-listed global media business focusing on two principal activities: worldwide information distribution, targeting and monitoring; and, the development and monetisation of B2B communities and markets.
target parent: Spectrum Equity Investors
target: Canon Communications, LLC
Canon Communications LLC is the producer of trade events, publications, and electronic media for the $3 trillion advanced, technology-based design and manufacturing industry, including medical device, pharmaceutical, electronics, design engineering, process technology and plastics processing.
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closed 1/16/2009 via PR Newswire

Schofield Media Ltd., acquired Medical Education Partnership, Ltd.

synopsis: Schofield Healthcare Media Ltd (SHML), a division of Schofield Media Europe Ltd, announced on the 16th January that it has acquired Medical Education Partnership Ltd (MEP). The company portfolio includes a number of key educational resources for health care professionals in print, online and in person.
buyer parent:Veronis Suhler Stevenson
buyer: Schofield Media Ltd.
Founded in 1999, Schofield Media Group publishes business-to-business magazines and operates conferences and events in the United States, Europe and Asia. Divisions include Schofield Publishing, Schofield Healthcare Media, Schofield Media Chicago, Ideal Media and RedCoat Publishing.
target: Medical Education Partnership, Ltd.
Following a management buy-out in June 2002, The Medical Education Partnership established itself as an independent medical education company specialising in effective, targeted and intelligent medical communications.
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closed 4/3/2007 via BusinessWire

SpineUniverse.com, acquired BroadWater

synopsis: SpineUniverse.com, an online resource for spine focused health care providers and consumers, has merged with BroadWater, a leading provider of spine-related medical meetings and educational resources for physicians, to form SpineUniverse LLC. The combined company will be the premier educational and information resource on back pain.
buyer: SpineUniverse.com
SpineUniverse is dedicated to the mission of being the most comprehensive Internet portal for information on the spine. We seek to educate the public to the full range of technologies, services, treatments and research available on the subject of spinal disorders.
target: BroadWater
Since the early 1990’s our staff has run more than 150 medical meetings worldwide, from the US to Africa, and from Europe to Asia. The courses have included every teaching format and unexpected challenge imaginable, from cadaver courses in Latin America, to didactic courses in South Africa.
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announced 4/21/2005 via BusinessWire

Apprise Media LLC, will acquire Canon Communications, Inc.

synopsis: Apprise Media LLC, a niche media company backed by Spectrum Equity Investors, today announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Canon Communications, a leading producer of print publications, trade shows and digital media for the high-growth $200 billion medical device manufacturing market.
buyer parent:Spectrum Equity Investors
buyer: Apprise Media LLC
Apprise Media concentrates on niche media, a fast growing segment in the media industry. Apprise Media identifies businesses in which our core management strengths and experience can combine to create value for our investors and enhanced competitive positioning for our portfolio companies.
target parent: Veronis Suhler Stevenson
target: Canon Communications, Inc.
Canon Communications LLC produces tradeshows and conferences for both U.S. and international markets. Canon also publishes magazines and digital media for medical devices, microelectronics, plastics processing, packaging, and other advanced design and manufacturing markets.
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announced 11/5/2012 via Market Wire

Hearst Business Media, will acquire Milliman Care Guidelines LLC

synopsis: Hearst Corporation signed an agreement with Milliman, Inc., pursuant to which Hearst will acquire Milliman Care Guidelines LLC, a leading provider of evidence-based clinical healthcare databases. The announcement was made by Frank A. Bennack, Jr., CEO of Hearst Corporation, and Richard P. Malloch, president of Hearst Business Media.
buyer parent:The Hearst Corporation
buyer: Hearst Business Media
Hearst Business Media (HBM), an operating group of The Hearst Corporation, operates more than 20 business-to-business information services, electronic databases, and publications. The Group has significant holdings in the automotive, electronic, and medical/pharmaceutical industries.
target parent: Milliman, Inc.
target: Milliman Care Guidelines LLC
Milliman Care Guidelines LLC, a Milliman Company, independently develops and produces evidence-based clinical guidelines and software used by more than 2,200 clients including 1,200 hospitals and seven of the eight largest U.S. health plans.
price ($mm)
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closed 3/1/2011 via Company Press Release

UBM French Medical Print Business, acquired UBM French Medical Print Business

synopsis: United Business Media Limited has announces that it has sold its French medical newspaper and magazine business to a management buyout team led by Gérard Kouchner, the business’s Chief Executive since 2005. UBM has sold the business on behalf of its UBM Medica division.
buyer: UBM French Medical Print Business
UBM's French medical print business publishes weekly, bi-weekly, monthly and other subscription and controlled circulation titles for the French healthcare professional community. It also has a number of smaller print media and customised marketing products for the French medical community.
target parent: United Business Media Limited
target: UBM French Medical Print Business
UBM's French medical print business publishes weekly, bi-weekly, monthly and other subscription and controlled circulation titles for the French healthcare professional community. It also has a number of smaller print media and customised marketing products for the French medical community.
price ($mm)
$14*
rev ($mm)
$54
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.4x
EV / EBITDA
closed 11/16/2010 via BNC Analysis

Electric Word Plc, acquired Radcliffe Publishing

synopsis: Electric Word PLC, a specialist information publisher, will acquire Radcliffe Publishing Ltd. Radcliffe is a U.K.-based specialist publisher founded in 1987, focused on professional development and compliance in primary healthcare.
buyer: Electric Word Plc(GB:ELE:$15.12)
Electric Word is a specialist information business that serves the sport, education and healthcare sectors. Electric Word products and services include newsletters, magazines, websites, events, books, special reports and bespoke research.
target: Radcliffe Publishing
Radcliffe is a U.K.-based specialist publisher focused on professional development and compliance in primary healthcare. The Radcliffe portfolio extends to professional and academic books, journals, software and open-learning packages covering child health, health education, pharmacy and more.
price ($mm)
$1.64
rev ($mm)
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EV / rev
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*Price paid does not equal Enterprise Value as the buyer aqcuired less than 100% of target

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Michael J. Hennessy & Associates, Inc.
Michael J. Hennessy & Associates is a healthcare publishing company that reaches nearly every sector of healthcare professionals, providing resources and information to physicians, pharmacists, managed care professionals, and many others.
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US HealthConnect, Inc.
US HealthConnect, Inc.
US HealthConnect's mission is to provide relevant and practical information and education to healthcare professionals to improve patient outcomes. Its core services include administrative support, accounting services, information technology, media design, and facilities/operations.
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Royal Society of Medicine
The Royal Society of Medicine is a British charitable organization whose main purpose is a provider of medical education, running over 400 meetings and conferences each year. All appropriate events have CPD accreditation and can form part of any medical education.
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Zhejiang Greenlander Information Technology Co., Ltd.
Founded in 2003 and based in Hangzhou, China, Greenlander is a healthcare IT solutions provider that specializes in PACS (Picture Archiving and Communication System) and RIS (Radiology Information System).
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Altarum Institute
Altarum Institute
Altarum Institute, a nonprofit serving clients in the public and private sectors, integrates objective research and client-centered consulting skills to deliver comprehensive, systems-based solutions that improve health and health care.
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Panacea Healthcare Solutions, Inc.
Panacea Healthcare Solutions, Inc.
Panacea Healthcare Solutions, Inc. provides coding, compliance, reimbursement and revenue solutions infused with intelligence and delivered through our consulting, software, publications and webcasts to more than 4,000 U.S. providers.
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Dove Medical Press Ltd.
Dove Medical Press Ltd.
Dove Medical Press Ltd is a privately held company specializing in the publication of Open Access peer-reviewed journals across the broad spectrum of science, technology and especially medicine.
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UBM French Medical Print Business
UBM's French medical print business publishes weekly, bi-weekly, monthly and other subscription and controlled circulation titles for the French healthcare professional community. It also has a number of smaller print media and customised marketing products for the French medical community.
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Cambridge Healthtech Institute
Cambridge Healthtech Institute
Cambridge Healthtech Institute is the preeminent life science network for leading researchers and business experts from top pharmaceutical, biotech and academic organizations. CHI includes conferences, reports, educational services, consulting, publications & eNewsletters, and professional services.
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URCH Publishing, Ltd.
URCH Publishing, Ltd.
URCH Publishing Ltd is an independent business information publisher dedicated to delivering quality information products to the global pharmaceuticals industry. The company is based in London, UK.
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HealthTap
HealthTap
HealthTap is the best way to connect with the most trusted health information and best doctors. With top-rated web and mobile apps, HealthTap offers immediate and free access to personalized, reliable, and trusted health answers and tips from a network of more than 38,000 U.S.-licensed doctors.
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