GHX acquires Lumere to create single source of supply chain management

Jan. 14, 2020

Global Healthcare Exchange (GHX) announced it has acquired Lumere. By combining the assets of GHX and Lumere, GHX seeks to create the gold standard in data governance, providing a single source of trusted information for the management of devices and drugs used in the delivery of care. The Lumere acquisition also significantly extends GHX’s footprint in the pharmaceutical market, helping health systems more strategically manage the complex area of pharmacy cost.

“With health systems more accountable than ever for the results they deliver, the strategic imperatives of reducing cost and improving quality of care are more critical than ever,” said Bruce Johnson, CEO and president of GHX. “We’ll continue to support our customers in their evolution from reimbursement based on quantity to reimbursement based on quality. We will do this by combining the strength of the GHX platform and the industry’s most comprehensive repository of item and transaction data, with Lumere’s deep clinical data and machine learning powered analytics to deliver the critical evidence-based insights healthcare needs. Like GHX, Lumere is a company focused on innovation and customer-centricity, and we couldn’t be more delighted to welcome them into our organization.”

“Together, GHX and Lumere will provide an unmatched source of information that enables health systems to align purchasing and utilization decisions with evidence,” added Hani Elias, CEO at Lumere. “Our combined companies will help healthcare stakeholders deliver care that’s backed by data and guided by evidence, allowing drug and device expenditures to be supported not just by price but by clinical outcomes. Shining a light on outcomes will provide clinicians and hospital administrators with the information they need to help make the best decisions for every patient. I’m incredibly excited about the significant change our two companies can advance for healthcare.”

Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Key Lumere leaders, including CEO Hani Elias, CTO Will Danford and President/Chief Strategy Officer Eric Meizlish will remain with the combined organization.

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