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Humana buys health data analytics firm Anvita

Wed, 12/07/2011 - 5:45am
The Associated Press

Insurer Humana Inc. said Wednesday it acquired health data analyzer Anvita Health to strengthen its clinical management. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Humana, based in Louisville, Ky., said it has been working with Anvita since last year. It uses the company's Anvita Insight engine to identify member gaps in care and drug-safety concerns.

Anvita, based in San Diego, provides clinical analytics for health plans, pharmacy benefit managers, personal and electronic health record companies and care providers. The company can "transform enormous volumes of clinical data into actionable intelligence," Humana said in a statement.

"As Humana seeks to optimize the ways the company touches all levels of the health care system, it's increasingly necessary to implement an even broader set of clinical outreach efforts and to deploy stronger analytical tools," said Paul Kusserow, the insurer's chief strategy and corporate development officer, in the statement.

Shares of Humana fell 31 cents to $86.25 in morning trading Wednesday. Its shares are near the higher end of their 52-week range of $54.24 to $90.76.

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