Health Care Information Technology

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Although the Affordable Care Act may be best known for its mandates, insurance exchanges, Medicaid expansion, and guaranteed issue despite pre-existing conditions, its legacy may ultimately prove to be the creation of the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovations and the authorization of numerous demonstration projects designed to fundamentally change reimbursement from fee-for-service to fee-for-outcome. CMS has set an ambitious goal of shifting 50% of Medicare payments to “alternative payment models” by 2019. And at the heart of it all lies Health Information Technology. Innovations in predictive analytics, patient engagement, population health management, coordinated care, telehealth, interoperability, electronic medical records, and revenue cycle management hold the keys to this transformation. As investment capital pours into the space and providers seek to develop and integrate the technologies necessary to better align incentives in an extraordinarily complex health care delivery system, HIT is poised for a long and vibrant period of mergers and acquisitions.

Industry Experts

Brett Mankey

Managing Director

Phone: 833-203-2781
Email: bmankey@thebraffgroup.com

Deirdre Stewart, MBA

Director of Research & Development

Phone: 412-833-1355
Email: dstewart@thebraffgroup.com

The Braff Group’s HIT Advisory Board

Market Data


This consolidation matrix is a visual representation of how we view the M&A environment for HIT. The illustration represents “best-fit” buyers and sellers both by color and segment overlap and proximity.

For example:

We see consolidation in data in and amongst all the gold segments,  particularly those that overlap. We also note where data overlaps with revenue cycle management and population health (predictive analytics and clearinghouse with care coordination, utilization review and claims management) creating other viable consolidation options. Various shades
within a specific category denote clusters of related services that support a consolidation thesis, as in the case of the lightly shaded blue ovals, which represent clinical aspects of revenue cycle management.