Thomson Reuters sells its healthcare business for $1.25B; VA exercises option with Authentidate;

> Thomson Reuters has finally found a taker for its healthcare business. New York-based private equity firm Veritas Capital agreed to buy the division--which sells benchmarking and analytic applications to hospitals and providers--for $1.25 billion. Announcement

> Patient satisfaction ratings have been added to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' Quality Care Finder site, Health Data Management reports. The site ranks hospitals, nursing homes, dialysis facilities, doctors and Medicare plans. Post

> Authentidate will remain the telehealth provider of choice for the Department of Veterans Affairs, with the latter exercising an option to extend the contract of the former for one year until May 2013. Announcement

And Finally... That's one pricey soda. Article

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