Cerner, Kansas City, Mo., said it will buy the medical division of VitalWorks, Birmingham, Ala., for $100 million in a deal expected to close in the first quarter. The division sells electronic medical records systems, practice management systems and transaction-processing software and services. VitalWorks will continue to own its radiology information technology systems. Cerner said an estimated 100,000 physicians use its healthcare systems and the company expects to add 30,000 more physicians with the VitalWorks purchase. -- by Joseph Conn
Cerner announces $100 million deal for IT firm
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