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CompuGROUP To Buy HealthPort’s Systems Business

November 17, 2010 News 1 Comment

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Germany-based medical software vendor CompuGROUP Medical AG announced today that it will buy HealthPort LLC of Columbia, SC, the solutions business of HealthPort, for $24.3 million in cash.

The Alpharetta, GA HealthPort will apparently keep its other business lines, including Release of Information and auditing services, as they were not mentioned in the CompuGROUP announcement. The company was named as the top-selected RAC vendor in a recent KLAS report.

Rumor reporter Iggy told HIStalk readers in August that HealthPort was preparing to sell its non-ROI business, possibly in preparation for an Initial Public Offering like the $100 million one it cancelled last November, citing poor market conditions. Another rumor reporter Staff Infection specifically mentioned on August 11 that CompuGROUP was in talks with HealthPort.

CompuGROUP also announced its Q3 earnings today, reporting revenues of $102 million and operating profit of $24 million. The company has 3,000 employees and a market cap of $720 million.

CompuGROUP acquired Cleveland-based ambulatory systems vendor Noteworthy Medical Systems in February 2009. In September, CompuGROUP acquired the US-based Visionary Healthcare Group for up to $65 million, noting that gaining the PM/EMR vendor’s 10,000-physician customer base was a commitment to CompuGROUP’s plans to make the US a key market. CompuGROUP also announced this week that it had completed the acquisition of Swedish hospital EMR vendor Profdoc Care.

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  1. In talking with sources close to the deal, it appears that CompuGROUP is on a mission to own the physician desk top in the secondary market (I guess that means the non-eCW; NextGen; Allscripts; etc.). Seems they’ve retained the consulting resource from the old Medical Manager/WebMD days to help them through additional PM-EMR companies in the U.S.







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