Xerox Corp. is continuing to expand into healthcare document services. This time, the Norwalk, Conn.-based company has bought a company that has used Xerox's document-sharing technology since 2003 to build electronic health-record and computerized physician-order-entry systems, according to a news release. Terms of the purchase of San Jose, Calif.-based WaterWare Internet Services' assets were not disclosed.
Xerox plans to draw on WaterWare's expertise with healthcare and government clients to tailor its document-sharing offerings, according to the release. WaterWare also uses the Xerox technology for a system that uses e-mail to notify users of pending deadlines, according to its website.
Last year, Xerox bought Affiliated Computer Services in a deal worth $6.4 billion in cash and stock to add to Xerox's information and business-process outsourcing services. Xerox also bought TMS Health, a strategic communications company that specializes in reaching out to physicians, pharmacists, consumers and clinical-trial subjects, for undisclosed terms in October.