Intermountain Health Care, Salt Lake City, plans to terminate a 2001 contract with Carecast, Seattle, to develop a patient-care management system for the 21-hospital network. Carecast, which produces integrated clinical and financial software for healthcare providers, is a division of IDX Systems Corp. "(Intermountain) came to the opinion that they wanted to go in a different developmental direction," IDX spokeswoman Margo Happer said. Happer declined to discuss financial details of the contract. Intermountain officials were unavailable for comment at deadline. Carecast will continue to work with the healthcare system on other electronic management systems, Happer said. The deal's termination will not affect Carecast's balance sheet since the division was not anticipating revenue from the contract in 2003, she said. -- by Patrick Reilly
Intermountain to cancel clinical software deal
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