Athenahealth to Buy Epocrates in Big Move to Expand Market Share

Watertown, Mass.-based athenahealth Inc., which offers outsourced physician billing services with practice management/electronic health records software, will acquire point-of-care drug and disease reference vendor Epocrates for about $293 million. Athenahealth's stock price rose about 3 percent in very early trading on January 7 following the announcement.

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