Medical Equipment Divested; Decision pending about EMR division
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McKesson and Change Healthcare have agreed to create a new healthcare information technology company. The new organization brings together McKesson Technology Solutions (MTS) and Change Healthcare Holdings Inc. to deliver a broad portfolio of solutions that the company believes will help lower healthcare costs, improve patient access and outcomes, and make it simpler for payers, providers and consumers to manage the transition to value-based care.
The Extended Care Solutions division, the home health EMR vendor based in Springfield, Missouri, will be part of the new company and will be making an announcement later this year regarding its role.
The transaction will combine substantially all of Change Healthcare’s business and the majority of MTS into a new company with $3.4 billion in pro forma combined total annual revenues for the year ended March 31, 2016. The new company is expected to generate in excess of $150 million in annual synergies by the second year following the close of the transaction. Highlights of the June announcement include:
About Change Healthcare
Change Healthcare is a leading provider of software and analytics, network solutions and technology-enabled services that optimize communications, payments and actionable insights designed to enable smarter healthcare. By leveraging its Intelligent Healthcare Network™, which includes the single largest financial and administrative network in the United States healthcare system, payers, providers and pharmacies are able to increase revenue, improve efficiency, reduce costs, increase cash flow and more effectively manage complex workflows.
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“This is a bold, innovative transaction that creates a company with an enhanced ability to help customers address their increasingly complex financial and clinical challenges,” said John H. Hammergren, chairman and chief executive officer, McKesson Corporation. “The new company will establish a more efficient suite of end-to-end payment and claims solutions, as well as clinical capabilities, while unlocking the value of our MTS businesses in a tax-efficient manner. We look forward to partnering with Change Healthcare’s management team and employees to create this new enterprise and to help customers reduce complexity, lower costs and ultimately provide better care.”
“The combination of these two entities comes at a transformational time in U.S. healthcare,” commented Neil de Crescenzo, president and chief executive officer, Change Healthcare. “Together we will create significant value by bringing together complementary capabilities from both organizations to deliver innovative new solutions for customers, create opportunities for team members at a leading healthcare technology company, and drive advancements that address the three critical areas of cost, quality and outcomes across the healthcare sector.”
“We are extremely pleased to be part of this important new company," said Neil P. Simpkins, senior managing director of Blackstone. “The innovative track records and forward-thinking experiences of both organizations create a truly unique opportunity for positive impact across the healthcare ecosystem.”
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