Health IT Consolidation – Healthcare IT Today Podcast Episode 9

For the 9th episode of the Healthcare IT Podcast, we discuss the important topic of health IT consolidation. In this wide-ranging discussion, we talk about some of the most recent mergers and acquisitions including massive acquisitions like athenahealth and smaller acquisitions like Perfectserve acquiring Telmediq. Plus, we look into the trends we see popping up around these transactions. We also talk about areas where we think we’ll see more health IT consolidation happening next.

Beyond the industry trends, we then turn to the practical side of things for a healthcare organization. We talk about the opportunities and challenges that are available when a merger or acquisition occurs and how healthcare organizations can make sure they’re prepared for their service provider to be acquired.

Here’s a quick rundown of the topics we discuss in this episode:

  • Recent Health IT Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Where Will Health IT Consolidation Happen Next?
  • What Are the Opportunities and Challenges?
  • How Do You Prepare Your Organization?

Thanks to our sponsor for this episode, The Braff Group, a leading healthcare and IT M&A firm. For those not familiar with the Braff Group, they’re a Mergers and acquisitions advisory firm that’s done more than 325 transactions since 1998. They focus on helping sellers get the most value for their organization. One thing I love about them is that after being on their advisory board, I’ve seen how much they really work to understand the seller and find a great home for their company. You can learn more about them at

Now, without further ado, we’re excited to share with you episode 9 of the Healthcare IT Today podcast.

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About the author

John Lynn

John Lynn

John Lynn is the Founder of, a network of leading Healthcare IT resources. The flagship blog, Healthcare IT Today, contains over 13,000 articles with over half of the articles written by John. These EMR and Healthcare IT related articles have been viewed over 20 million times.

John manages Healthcare IT Central, the leading career Health IT job board. He also organizes the first of its kind conference and community focused on healthcare marketing, Healthcare and IT Marketing Conference, and a healthcare IT conference,, focused on practical healthcare IT innovation. John is an advisor to multiple healthcare IT companies. John is highly involved in social media, and in addition to his blogs can be found on Twitter: @techguy.