Apple has been in the news with some amazing ups and down recently: • Surpassing Exxon Mobile to be the largest U.S. company in market cap. For those of you wise enough to avoid the perils of Wall Street, “market cap” = market capitalization, or share price times number of shares, which in Apple & […]
Hey Vince & Elise, I read with great interest your excellent article on which acute EMR vendors have the most robust and integrated ambulatory EMR products. I was hoping you could take me on a deeper dive as far as a Epic vs Cerner head-to-head matchup goes. Let’s say I’m a best-of-breed IDN looking to […]
Dear HISPros, “I am CIO at a large medical center with Sunquest in the Lab. What does this deal mean to me?” A press release this morning announced the planned acquisition of Sunquest, a major LIS vendor, by an investment group headed by Huntsman Gay Global Capital LLC. It’s a complex transaction including Sunquest itself borrowing $655 million to “fund a dividend to existing shareholders, refinance $115 million of outstanding debt, and pay related fees and expenses,” according to Moody’s Investor Services. And I’m sweating paying $200 bucks for a new all-in-one printer!
Dear HIS Pros, I have been searching and searching for information regarding costs of implementing the Epic and Eclipsys Acute Care EMR systems and can’t find a hint anywhere! Any chance you have a second to give me a ballpark range for a 300-bed independent hospital? — Emilie Hedlund, Master of Healthcare Administration Student, University of Minnesota
So Keane, Inc. is being acquired by a Japanese firm: NTT Data for $1.2B. Just 3 years ago (in February 2007), Keane had been acquired for $845M by Caritor, a global organization based in San Ramon, Calif., with a solid track record in offshore IT development. Not a bad profit in 3 years for Caritor […]