I guess Centricity with cost is not a reality for many small practices as it is for a hospital or large health institution solution. The medical records system continues with mergers and acquisitions. What is odd though as soon as we see a wave of consolidations, it seems more new ones arrive too.
The website forwarding is already in place. When you go to the old website, GE has you forwarded to their Healthcare IT Solutions page with Centricity Enterprise at center stage. With the announcement being fresh and new I might guess there’s some re-branding and other items yet to be fine tuned. BD
GE Healthcare has acquired MedPlexus Inc., a vendor of software for small, independent physician practices, for an undisclosed sum.
The acquisition expands GE's initiative to target independent practices, which are a primary focus of the economic stimulus package's incentive payments for meaningful use of electronic health records.
GE declined to disclose the number of customers MedPlexus serves but acknowledges the installed base is small. "We've acquired them because of their targeted services in a strategic market we were already working in and believe their portfolio will only serve to accelerate our growth in that area," according to a spokesperson.
MedPlexus has about 100 employees in its Sunnyvale office and a development facility in Hyderabad, India.