As Cegedim states on their website they have locations in 80 countries and now they can add electronic medical records to their suite of healthcare offerings.  The company is traded and listed on the NYSE Euronext stock exchange and is headquartered in France.  imageIn January the company purchased another US company SK&A Information Services who specializes in CRM software for healthcare and life sciences. 

The mergers and acquisition continue and it appears the Pulse acquisition was a missing link of their medical software offerings.  As I read the website, Cegedim Healthcare is a pretty well known in Europe and was only created in 2009, so a very new company in the healthcare area and the entire corporation was created in 1969.  BD  

From the website:

“Founded in 1969, Cegedim is a global technology and services company specializing in the healthcare field. Cegedim supplies services, technological tools, specialized software, data flow management services and databases. Its offerings are targeted notably at healthcare industries, life sciences companies, healthcare professionals and insurance companies.
The world leader in life sciences CRM, Cegedim is also one of the leading suppliers of strategic healthcare industry data. Cegedim employs 8,600 people in more than 80 countries and generated revenue of €874 million in 2009.”

From the Pulse website:

“Pulse EHR is a complete suite of applications which allows physicians to document the patient encounter in an efficient and intuitive manner. One imagekey to its ease of adoption is that Pulse EHR allows multiple modes of documentation so physicians can choose the mode which is most familiar and efficient for them. Also key to practice adoption is Pulse’s module-based system, the most flexible product of its kind in the industry, allowing practices to purchase and implement modules of the EHR suite, on a pathway towards “meaningful use.”

PARIS, Jul 28, 2010 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) -- Cegedim becomes a global player in Electronic Health Records by acquiring Pulse Systems, Inc., a leading US healthcare software provider 


Cegedim, a global technology and services company specializing in the healthcare field, today announced the acquisition of Pulse Systems, Inc., a leading US healthcare software and services supplier. The move gives Cegedim access to the US market for the computerization of healthcare professionals in a very critical time for Electronic Health Records (EHR) and Practice Management (PM) software market. The Group's Cegedim Healthcare Software (CHS) division is already one of the leading European publishers of medical, paramedical and pharmacy management software, with a market share of 119,000 healthcare professionals and over 16,000 pharmacies using its solutions in seven countries. It will now be a global player.



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