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No 'bubble' for healthcare IT, analysts say

May 16, 2012, 10:27 am by Healthcare IT News

Leading financial analysts scoffed at the notion of a healthcare IT “bubble” that could slow the pace of mergers and acquisitions this year. Speaking on a panel called “Financing The Deal” at the Nashville Health Care Council, they predicted that 2012 M&A activity would be brisk, though not superheated. read more


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