Global Healthcare Exchange (GHX) recently announced it has acquired Chicago-based Lumere, a leading provider of evidence-based data and analytics solutions that enables healthcare organizations to build clinically integrated supply chains and optimize medication formulary management.
This new acquisition will help to enlarge the total size of the Global healthcare exchange portfolio of innovative solutions. These solutions are known for their aid in helping other healthcare organizations functionally run new healthcare businesses that increase the quality of services and therefore increasing payment inflow.
“With health systems more accountable than ever for the results they deliver, the strategic imperatives of reducing cost and improving quality of care are more critical than ever,” said Bruce Johnson, CEO and, president of GHX. “We’ll continue to support our customers in their evolution from reimbursement based on quantity to reimbursement based on quality. We will do this by combining the strength of the GHX platform and the industry’s most comprehensive repository of item and transaction data, with Lumere’s deep clinical data and machine learning-powered analytics to deliver the critical evidence-based insights healthcare needs. Like GHX, Lumere is a company focused on innovation and customer-centricity, and we couldn’t be more delighted to welcome them into our organization.”
“Together, GHX and Lumere will provide an unmatched source of information that enables health systems to align purchasing and utilization decisions with evidence,” added Hani Elias, CEO at Lumere. “Our combined companies will help healthcare stakeholders deliver care that’s backed by data and guided by evidence, allowing drug and device expenditures to be supported not just by price but by clinical outcomes. Shining a light on outcomes will provide clinicians and hospital administrators with the information they need to help make the best decisions for every patient. I’m incredibly excited about the significant change our two companies can advance for healthcare.”
Financial terms of the deal have however not yet been disclosed to the public. The only known knowledge is the fact that key Lumere leaders, including CEO Hani Elias, CTO Will Danford, and President/Chief Strategy Officer Eric Meizlish will remain with the combined organization.