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September 2021

Market Update: Healthcare IT & Consulting – Q2 2021


All sectors of the healthcare industry – Payor, Provider, & Life Sciences; and the subsectors that serve them – are burdened by high volumes of repetitive administrative tasks. At best this drives up costs, and at worst it creates barriers to access, reduces patient and provider satisfaction, and creates opportunities for fraud, waste, and abuse. In the United States over ⅓ of total healthcare spend goes towards administrative expenses with the greatest opportunity for returns on investments in automation among payers.

The greatest opportunity among providers is within Revenue Cycle Management. While technology solutions to analyze, optimize and automate workflows become more available, the human capital to effectively implement these systems remains limited.  Furthermore, successful transformations rely heavily on intimate understanding of healthcare operations in addition to technology capabilities. These trends are driving increasing M&A activity between Healthcare Advisory firms, Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) firms, and technology companies.  This trend is most pronounced in Payer Services, Revenue Cycle Management, and Population Health.

7MA has completed numerous M&A transactions for companies operating in the Healthcare IT & Consulting industry and has developed unparalleled deal expertise and knowledge of the industry trends, valuation trends, and most active strategic and financial buyers. Please contact Ben Garber, Steve Buffington, Conor Smith, or Adam Alderfer if you would like to learn more about 7MA’s Healthcare IT & Consulting practice.

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