Perspective: What's Next After September 2013? A Busy Month for Vitera Healthcare
This IDC Health Insights Perspective examines the recent activities of Vitera Healthcare, as it reunited its customers for the first time in several years at the VIBE event held September 10–13, 2013, and then announced the acquisition of Greenway Medical Technologies, on September 23, 2013. Vitera's parent company, Vista Equity Partners, has stated its goal is to drive consolidation in the ambulatory EHR industry, and with this third major acquisition, the private equity firm certainly seems to be making progress and now owns four EHR products. However, there is still a long way to go for the ambulatory EHR market in terms of consolidation. For those ambulatory providers contemplating late-stage EHR selection or EHR replacement decisions, and other suppliers in the marketplace, this document discusses the current position of Vitera, the issues that arise during EHR acquisitions and consolidation, and the potential changes that will result as the combined Greenway-Vitera entity moves forward.