McLean, Va.-based Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC), has completed its acquisition of maxIT Healthcare Holdings, Inc., a healthcare IT (Information Technology) consulting firm based in Westfield, Ind. SAIC says maxIT’s 1,300 employees will join SAIC's health solutions business unit (HSBU).
maxIT Healthcare offers providers IT strategy and planning, electronic health record (EHR) implementation and optimization, and management consulting activities such as accountable care transformation. According to SAIC, this acquisition will strengthen its capabilities to provide EHR implementation and integration services to its strong base of Federal healthcare customers as they move toward the use of commercial off the shelf (COTS) applications.
"maxIT Healthcare's exceptional reputation and expertise within commercial hospitals and ambulatory clinics, combined with SAIC's Vitalize Consulting Solutions (VCS) team, brings together some of the best consultants in the commercial healthcare industry, and we welcome them to our team," SAIC Group President Joe Craver, said in a statement. "This combination creates the nation's largest commercial consulting practice in EHR implementation and optimization and helps us better serve healthcare providers as they work to reduce healthcare costs, use data effectively, and improve patient care."