The Art Of Data Science

While the proposed Aetna-Humana and the Anthem-Cigna mergers did not receive regulatory approval in 2017, the challenges in the U.S. health care system continue to drive merger and acquisition activity to disrupt and transform the health care ecosystem.

Three recent planned M&As of note include the $69 billion purchase of Aetna by CVS, Humana’s (along with two private equity firms) $4.1 billion acquisition of Kindred Healthcare and Roche’s decision to buy Flatiron Health for $1.9 billion. In each of these transactions, “data” and “analytics” were cited as justifications for the deals.

Author: Tej Anand


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