Recent health information technology vendor news includes a leadership change for a major ambulatory vendor, the sale of a digital pathology firm and a new federal information security contract:
* Scott Decker, president of NextGen Healthcare Information Systems, will resign effective Sept. 7, the ambulatory and inpatient software vendor has announced. Decker will take an executive-level position at a non-competitive company in the health care industry. Steven Plochocki, president and CEO of parent firm Quality Systems Inc., will run NextGen during a search for Decker’s successor.
* Germany-based Leica Biosystems will acquire Vista, Calif.-based Aperio, a vendor of anatomic pathology scanners and information systems. Terms were not disclosed. Leica will continue to offer its systems and those of Aperio, which includes technology to enable glass slides to be digitized and shared. The buyer has clients in more than 100 nations.
* Cybersecurity vendors Creative Computing Solutions and Foreground Security will support the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ new virtual data center, called eCloud. The contract of up to five years to implement a security management program is valued at more than $30 million. Foreground already provides some security services on eCloud for applications that support the Affordable Care Act.
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