identifies, acquires and builds profitable e-health, e-insurance and e-employee benefits companies, enhancing their performance through a value-added network.
IBM's commitment to helping improve the quality of healthcare delivery through the use of information technology is one of the reasons we are working with IHCG and its companies.
Active management involvement, a significant ownership position and an ability to leverage the collective strengths of its network, are among the advantages provided by IHCG.
The arrangement provides IHCG partner companies attractive discounts on IBM hardware and software, as well as access to a special IBM support team.
The IHCG Pavilion will dominate the tradeshow floor, with representation by most of the organization's partner companies, including ActiveCyte, Digital Insurance, E-Advoc@te, ehomecare.
Despite marketplace fluctuations, in less than two years IHCG has acquired stakes in a variety of businesses that are developing innovative Internet, information and infrastructure technologies," Shulman explains.
Since forming in August 1999, IHCG has developed a successful business model enabling it to attract and actively manage 15 partner companies, as well as prepare for a third round of financing.
Through management involvement, a significant ownership position and an ability to leverage the collective strengths of its partner companies, IHCG helps organizations speed growth and maximize performance, while creating investor value and wealth in the new economy," said Biswas, senior vice president of acquisitions for the company.
Biswas brings a unique blend of business and scientific experience to IHCG
These executives each bring more than 20 years of healthcare experience to IHCG.
Ron Readmond, co-CEO of Wit SoundView commented, "We see enormous opportunity in the e-healthcare sector, and given the quality of the executives assembled at IHCG, we believe it is uniquely positioned to become a major player.
Commenting on the size and diversity of the healthcare market targeted by IHCG, Buckley said, "Healthcare is one of the largest components of the U.