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HIMSS Acquires CapSite

October 1, 2012
by Gabriel Perna
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The Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) announced it has acquired CapSite, a Burlington, VT-based healthcare technology and consulting organization. HIMSS says it is looking to expand its “products and services” for a broader set of data and analytical expertise to clients, providers, and vendors. The research arm of HIMSS, HIMSS Analytics, figures to benefit from the move.

According to HIMSS, CapSite’s database provides includes pricing data on more than 5,000 contracts across 160 categories representing 1,600 vendors with analysis of interest to CIOs and primary buyers of information systems, products and services, as well as supply chain, and acquisition executives. HIMSS Analytics says its current data does not include comparative pricing information that CIOs and other buyers of health IT data often need.

“The investment in CapSite follows our overall strategy for HIMSS Analytics to provide the best market intelligence on the hardware, software and services selected by chief information officers and other users of information technology,” says H. Stephen Lieber, HIMSS President and CEO, said in a statement. “We will maintain the CapSite office in Burlington, Vt. with CapSite employees joining the HIMSS roster as part of the HIMSS Analytics team." 

 “We are excited to join together the breadth of the HIMSS Analytics platform with the depth of CapSite’s offerings to bring unprecedented insight into the healthcare technology industry,” stated Gino Johnson, founder of CapSite who, along with CapSite President Blain Newton, will remain with HIMSS Analytics in executive roles.

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