Siemens Makes PHM Debut With Partner IBM; Verily, 3M Also Link Arms
Siemens Healthineers will be offering population health management solutions for the first time, as it teams up with IBM Watson Health. Verily and 3M are also joining the PHM partnering wave.
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IBM says its Watson Health division will boast “the largest and most diverse” repositories of health-related data, after sealing a $2.6bn deal to acquire Truven Health Analytics. The deal, IBM’s fourth healthcare data-related acquisition in less than 12 months, will bring more than 8,500 new clients, including US federal and state government agencies, employers, health plans, hospitals, clinicians and life sciences companies, to Watson Health’s portfolio.
IBM has racked up its third and largest healthcare acquisition this year with a $1bn agreement to buy Merge Healthcare Inc, a specialist in medical image handling and processing.