Here is the latest from Microsoft, the horizontal heavyweight, who entered the healthcare vertical with the acquisition of Global2000’s HIS product.
Microsoft is to stop selling its Amalga HIS and John’s @ Chilmark analysis and why its the right move for Microsoft. I agree that EMR / HIS is a mature market with healthcare vertical heavyweights like Cerner, McKesson , Meditech and industry darling Epic.
EMR / HIS market entry through acquisition from a foreign player looked never feasible given how healthcare delivery is unique to each country with the regulations, structure ( public versus private), clinical workflows and business processes associated with it. Even between US and Canada there is quite a difference though Meditech has significant presence in both countries due to various reasons.