About Dugan Winkie

Dugan is a member of ECG's Healthcare Information Technology (IT) team.

Cerner’s Siemens Acquisition: What Does It Mean?

Background

On August 5, Cerner Corporation announced the acquisition of Siemens AG’s Healthcare Information Technology business unit for $1.3 billion.  This will result in an organization with 20,000 employees spanning more than 30 countries and 18,000 client facilities, with an R&D budget of $650 million and combined annual revenues of $4.5 billion.  The two companies also formed a strategic global alliance focused on increasing the integration capabilities between Cerner’s EHR and Siemens’ medical devices.  Continue reading