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TECH: UPDATE The British & Germans are coming…..to Disease Mangement?

Health Dialog sold itself to partial investor BUPA, a British insurance company, today. The price tag valued Health Dialog at $775m

However, this may not be the only European incursion into DM this week. Rumor has it that The Health Buddy may find itself has a new owner very shortly too.  Bosch, the German auto parts manufacturer, bought Health Hero Network, Thursday.

Finally although its off its recent highs, Healthways’ stock is still some 25% about where it was in the summer.

Hey maybe after all this time someone has decided that DM works?

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Give me a break – these firms are interested in market share and not helping anyone with their health. Having worked at dialog, I know they do not control health care costs. We also used the health buddy, which showed no outcomes in our internal trials. Overall, dialog uses regression to the mean to claim savings. They also sold to a private firm to keep their methods and results under wraps. The public in turn gets the bill for this. Please see reference to Medicare Health Support for the real evidence if DM works or not. It does not, but… Read more »

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What? This is crazy. I don’t understand why. It really spikes my interest and I want to read more!