Major healthcare software vendors have established links with makers of connective technology, arranging to incorporate hub products in their larger implementation scheme and becoming distributors for one company or another. Here are some examples.
Distributing for Software Technologies Corp.:
Alltel Information Services, Atlanta
First Data Corp. Health Systems Group, Charlotte, N.C.
HBO & Co., Atlanta
IDX Systems Corp., Burlington, Vt.
Integrated Medical Systems, Golden, Colo.
Shared Medical Systems, Malvern, Pa.*
Distributing for Healthcare Communications:
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Rhode Island, Providence
DAOU Systems, San Diego
Dynamic Healthcare Technologies, Longwood, Fla.
Health Communication Services, Glen Allen, Va.
Healthdyne, Marietta, Ga.
IBM, Armonk, N.Y.
Distributing products of STC and Healthcare Communications:
Ameritech Health Connections, Chicago
Science Applications International Corp., Falls Church, Va.
Distributing for Century Analysis:
CyCare Systems, Scottsdale, Ariz.
Data General Corp., Westboro, Mass.
Health Network Ventures, Westchester, Ill.
Sunquest Information Systems, Tucson, Ariz.
* Agreement carried over from prior arrangement with GTE Health Systems and its MedSeries information system, which SMS purchased in 1994. SMS also has its own product, OpenLink.
Sources: Software Technologies Corp., Healthcare Communications, Century Analysis