Accenture Finalizes Agreement to Acquire EHR Consulting Practice

Published Date : Sep 24, 2015

Global management, health IT, and outsourcing firm Accenture has conceded to acquire electronic health records consulting company Sagacious Consultants, according to an announcement by company executives on Wednesday.

This acquisition will allow Accenture to widen its capabilities in order to help clients in the better management of health care efficiency, quality, and costs. Accenture executives said that the company has been aiding health care firms across the globe in rolling out massive electronic health record systems. 

The financial aspects of the agreement were not revealed and sources say that the closing rate will be subject to various customary conditions such as necessary approvals from regulatory bodies. 

An estimated 250 employees will be joining Accenture from Sagacious Consultants, bring with them specialized skills in systems integration, optimization, implementation, and upgrades of electronic health record systems from Epic Systems.

From the point of view of the executives at Accenture, this acquisition of Sagacious Consultants will widen the capabilities of the former in order to help clients in realizing the advantages of electronic health record systems by enhancing business as well as clinical outcomes. 

In 2013, Sagacious Consultants was recognized as the Best in KLAS for the category of Clinical Implementation Services. It brings to clients, a wide of range of expertise in information solutions, health care IT, data analytics, optimization, and data warehousing for Epic related systems. 

Managing director at the global health care business unit of Accenture Kaveh Safavi said in a press release that the global electronic health record market is presently on a path that is estimated to cross US$ 22 billion by the end of this year. As a result, there is a dire need for specialists in the field of medical IT to help health care systems in maximizing the impact as well as utility of digital health records.