HealthTrust Expands Capabilities With Acquisition of Cardiac Data Solutions

On June 5, 2014, HealthTrust announced it had acquired Cardiac Data Solutions (CDS), adding clinical data analytics, benchmarking and related consulting services to HealthTrust’s offerings. Founded in 1999, Cardiac Data Solutions focused on the cardiovascular market and expanded to the orthopedic and spine markets in 2008. HealthTrust’s CEO Ed Jones noted members were requesting help in the area of clinical data analysis and benchmarking as they addressed all dimensions of cost management. The acquisition marked a great milestone for HealthTrust and has helped enhance the organization’s total cost management capabilities.

On launch day, CDS Founder April Simon said, “Strategically, with our clinical analytics and HealthTrust’s purchase data, I am confident we will be able to build a robust database that answers many key questions of hospital operators. My team and I are excited about the new opportunities ahead of us as part of the HealthTrust team.”

HealthTrust has rebranded the services previously provided by CDS to reflect its more comprehensive offerings in medical device custom sourcing and consulting services currently marketed under SourceTrust.

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Lynn Tarkington

Lynn Tarkington

Lynn Tarkington, RN, BS, is assistant vice president of Physician and Clinical Services at HealthTrust. She previously served as AVP of the clinical team for SourceTrust. Her background includes 30 years in the healthcare industry, with the focus of her clinical work in cardiovascular diseases. Tarkington previously worked with HCA in the corporate quality department, leading a team of professionals in improving cardiovascular quality across the organization. She is currently pursuing a master’s degree in public health and is a member of the American College of Cardiology, American Heart Association and the American College of Healthcare Executives. More Articles by This Author »

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