The scope of this short issue-based research service is to provide a top-level
picture of the various mergers and acquisitions in the healthcare IT sector in
Europe, with a focus on merger and acquisition trends with respect to
Healthcare IT companies as well as information technology software and
solution providers focussing on specific segments in the healthcare IT sector.
Mergers and acquisitions in healthcare are usually focused on securing optimal
clinical configuration, enhanced cost efficiency and product expansion. Some
M&As are also driven by and associated with firms seeking to improve their
financial performance. The need for clinical integration and interoperability
between healthcare systems is spurring strategic alliances.