IBM to buy Truven Health Analytics for $2.6B

February 17, 2016

Computer giant IBM is paying $2.6 billion to buy Truven Health Analytics and bolster the healthcare capabilities of its Watson cognitive computing system. IBM says the deal will bring in more than 8,500 clients including hospitals, clinicians, health plans, employers, life science companies and state and federal government agencies. Data also brought over from the deal will swell IBM's existing health record data set to about 300 million patient lives, the company said. The deal will be IBM's fourth health-related acquisition since launching its Watson Health cloud computing platform last April.
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