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Amicas to form healthcare IT leader with Emageon deal

This article was originally published in Clinica

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Medical information management firms Amicas and Emageon are set to form what they believe will be a leader in the field of healthcare IT, following a cash-for-stock merger. Amicas (Boston, Massachusetts) will acquire all outstanding Emageon shares for $1.82 each, giving the deal a total value of $39m. The tender offer will commence on March 5 and is expected to close in the second quarter of 2009. The newly-merged firm will offer radiology and cardiology PACS, radiology and cardiology information systems, revenue cycle management systems, referring physician tools, and business intelligence tools to hospitals and healthcare networks. According to Amicas, Birmingham, Alabama-based Emageon ended 2008 with reserves of $55m and no long-term debt.

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