NantHealth restructures, to cut 300 positions
Monday, August 14, 2017
NantHealth, a next-generation, evidence-based, personalized healthcare company, has taken a series of methodically analyzed actions, planned over the past nine months post initial public offering (IPO), to focus the business on its core competencies of artificial intelligence and be a leading cancer company.
The restructuring included integrating the multiple acquisitions and partnership with NantOmics made prior to its IPO to focus on Cancer machine learning systems and artificial intelligence, including GPS Cancer ProteoGenomic Molecular Profiling Solution, the nation’s only CLIA-CAP machine learning diagnostic assay, and Eviti Clinical Decision Support currently covering over 23 million lives, with Connected Care and Provider/Payer Engagement services.
The company said that it has signed an agreement with Allscripts to sell its provider/patient engagement assets, which will enable the company to integrate the remaining engineering teams to focus on cancer. The sale of assets and restructuring implementation will result in significant reduction of operating losses. The consideration for the sale of assets includes the conveyance of 15 million NantHealth shares previously purchased by Allscripts. Between synergies and the transfer of some number of personnel to Allscripts together with NantHealth’s internal consolidation, headcount will be reduced by approximately 300 staff. This sale and other steps the company has taken, including integration of the acquired businesses and synergies saved from same, is expected to result in annualized cost savings of more than $70 million.