Sage Software Healthcare, Tampa, Fla., a developer of a variety of healthcare information technology systems, announced that it will lay off 235 of its 1,700-member workforce.
Every area of the company was touched, however, we did everything we could to minimize the impact on customer-facing jobs, sales, customer service and account management, said company spokeswoman Lynne Durham.
The healthcare IT unit is a division of Sage Software, which is the U.S. subsidiary of the Sage Group, headquartered in Newcastle upon Tyne, England, which employs nearly 14,000 people worldwide, according to the company's Web site.
Sharon Howard, senior vice president of sales and marketing with Sage Software Healthcare, said in a news release that the changes will come as no surprise to those who follow our industry. The CEO of our corporate parent mentioned our ongoing restructuring in his half-year report to investors.
Sage sells electronic health-record and practice-management software systems in the physician-office market, picture archiving and communication and record information systems for radiology departments as well as claims-processing and data-analytics systems in the healthcare industry.