Accenture Acquires EHR Consulting Firm to Expand Healthcare Capabilities

The EHR market is anticipated to exceed $22 billion this year. Kaveh Safavi, managing director of Accenture's global healthcare business, said, “There is a critical need for medical IT specialists who can help healthcare systems maximize the utility and impact of digital health records.” Accenture recently announced that it will acquire Sagacious Consultants, an EHR consulting practice that was recognized as the 2013 Best in KLAS for Clinical Implementation Services.

The acquisition will help expand Accenture's capabilities to assist its healthcare clients in realizing the benefits of EHR systems and help them better manage healthcare quality, efficiency and costs. Sagacious will provide Accenture with data analytics and warehousing for Epic-related systems. in addition, consultants will offer extensive expertise in healthcare IT as well as in EHR readiness, formal design, clinical content management and end-user training.

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