Defense contractors moving into health IT

Defense contractors are acquiring health IT firms in a clear trend in federal contracting.

Defense contractors are acquiring health IT firms in a clear trend in federal contracting, Washington Technology reports:

Northrop Grumman Corp. acquired Integic Corp., a company that specializes in enterprise health and business process management in March 2005. With Integic under its belt, Grumman won a role in the National Health Information Network contract, which they share with Computer Sciences Corp. IBM and Accenture.

And Accenture bought Capgemini U.S.'s 600-person North American health-care practice for $175 million. The acquisition brought the number of Accenture professionals serving health and life sciences clients to more than 4,600.

Finally, Perot has been reorganizing to better go after health and government contracts.

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