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Definitive Healthcare Acquires HIMSS Analytics Data Services

Definitive Healthcare has purchased the data services business of HIMSS Analytics, enhancing its healthcare market intelligence offerings.

HIMSS Analytics and Definitive Healthcare data services

Source: Definitive Healthcare

By Jennifer Bresnick

- Definitive Healthcare, the leader in providing data analytics and business intelligence to the healthcare market, has acquired the data services business and assets of HIMSS Analytics.

The purchase includes HIMSS Analytics’ Logic, Predict, Analyze and custom research products.

“HIMSS Analytics has developed an extraordinarily powerful dataset including technology install data and purchasing contracts among other leading intelligence that, when combined with Definitive Healthcare’s proprietary healthcare provider data, will create a truly best-in-class solution for our client base,” said Jason Krantz, Founder and CEO of Definitive Healthcare, in a press release.

The deal will further enhance Definitive Healthcare’s market intelligence capabilities, and will create a single source of truth for users looking to better understand their strategic business opportunities.

“Today’s acquisition of the HIMSS Analytics data services business not only provides our customers with an unparalleled view of the healthcare provider operations with even deeper coverage of IT, but it also contextualizes that data and makes it more actionable with broad purchasing intelligence, the best affiliations data, up-to-date executive profiles, cutting edge commercials claims, and a growing number of reports and platform analytics,” Krantz commented to HealthITAnalytics.com.

“Now more than ever, we are helping our customers build the right strategies and increase their market impact.”

Blain Newton, Executive Vice President of HIMSS Analytics, stated that Definitive Healthcare was the best match as a buyer for the organization’s extensive data service product line.

“We identified Definitive Healthcare as the ideal strategic buyer early in the process,” says Blain Newton, Executive Vice President of HIMSS Analytics. “I can truly say that the power of Definitive Healthcare with HIMSS Analytics data assets creates a solution of never-before-seen value for health care. Our two teams are working closely together to ensure the highest level of service is provided to clients during and well-beyond this transition.”

The newly integrated offering will include improved coverage of health IT purchasing intelligence and access to robust historical data on proposals and executed contracts.  The data will enable transparent, informed decision-making across the care continuum.

“HIMSS Analytics is an impressive thought leader with an excellent reputation in the market. They have built and maintained meaningful relationships across the healthcare landscape and have been strong change agents during a pivotal time in healthcare,” said Krantz.

“We are deeply committed to an ongoing investment in data and technology superiority and are particularly focused, in 2019, on platform enhancements that drive advanced reporting and analytics to deliver even greater insights across our extensive provider data sets—and ever-increasing value to our customers.”

Colonnade Securities acted as financial advisor to HIMSS Analytics, while BakerHostetler served as legal counsel. Rich May served as legal counsel to Definitive Healthcare. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed.

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