SPOTLIGHT: Allscripts to buy Eclipsys in $1.3B, all-stock deal

Allscripts-Misys Healthcare Solutions is about to drop the "Misys" part, as the Chicago-based company has agreed to a $1.3 billion all-stock takeover of Eclipsys. As part of the deal, Misys plc will reduce its 55 percent stake in Allscripts to just 10 percent as the British firm, formerly a major player in health IT, concentrates on banking software. The combination of Allscripts and Eclipsys will have a client base of more than 180,000 physicians, 1,500 hospitals and almost 10,000 nursing homes, hospices and home-care facilities, and fills in market gaps for both companies. Allscripts to date has been a vendor of ambulatory systems, while Eclipsys has focused on inpatient EMRs. FierceEMR