With an Eye on ACOs, Hearst to Buy Decision Support Vendor

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  • November 06 2012, 2:12pm EST

Content publisher Hearst Corp. will expand its health care product line by acquiring Milliman Care Guidelines LLC for an undisclosed sum.

Hearst owns clinical decision support vendor Zynx Health that serves physicians and nurses, and drug reference vendor First Databank. Now, it will add medical treatment necessity guidelines used by insurers covering more than 140 million lives, as well as 1,200 hospitals. The acquisition also better positions Hearst to serve accountable care organizations.

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