Amicas to Acquire Emageon | Healthcare Informatics Magazine | Health IT | Information Technology Skip to content Skip to navigation

Amicas to Acquire Emageon

February 24, 2009
by root
| Reprints

Boston-based Amicas agreed to purchase Emageon Inc. (Birmingham, Ala.), a provider of healthcare technology solutions, for $39 million in an effort to expand its presence in the image and information management market.

Under the terms of the deal, Emageon will be absorbed by a subsidiary of Amicas, which will purchase all of the company’s outstanding shares for $1.82 each. Emageon’s board unanimously recommended that shareholders tender their shares in the offer.

Amicas closed out 2008 with a balance of $55 million and no long term debt, the company says.

According to the company it will deliver a tender offer by March 5, and the transaction, subject to customary conditions, is expected to close in the second quarter of 2009. Amicas says the acquisition will boost its customer base to more than 1,000.



House Committee Presses Nuance Executives on NotPetya Attack

he U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee is requesting that Nuance Communications executives provide more information about the malware incident, called NotPetya, that impacted the company, along with multinational companies in 65 countries, back in June.

Regenstrief Researchers to Study Impact of HIE on Emergency Care

Scientists at the Indianapolis-based Regenstrief Institute are conducting what they say is the first study of health information exchange (HIE) use over multiple years to evaluate whether it improves patient outcomes in emergency departments.

Report: Healthcare Organizations Struggle with Human Error in Securing PHI

In the first nine months of 2017, unintended disclosure accounted for 41 percent of healthcare data breach incidents, according to a report from specialist insurer Beazley.

Three More Providers Receive 2017 HIMSS Davies Awards

Three patient care organizations have received the 2017 global Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) Enterprise Nicholas E. Davies Award of Excellence for healthcare technology innovations that improve patient outcomes.

Medtronic, American Well Team Up to Integrate Telehealth Capabilities

Medtronic and American Well announced a partnership to offer a telehealth solution focused on the unique needs of the complex, chronic, co-morbid patient population.

Medsphere Merges with RCM Vendor Stockell

Medsphere Systems Corp., developer of the OpenVista electronic health record, is merging with Stockell Healthcare Systems, which offers a suite of revenue cycle management tools.