SAIC acquires EHR specialist Vitalize Consulting Solutions

Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Vitalize Consulting Solutions (VCS), a provider of clinical, business and information technology (IT) services for healthcare enterprises.

VCS provides a range of healthcare IT services, including strategic consulting, system implementation, operational improvement, custom reporting, training, education and knowledge transfer.

The company primarily serves customers in the commercial hospital market that are implementing electronic health record (EHR) products and systems.

SAIC expects the acquisition to strengthen its existing government health solutions business, as federal customers are expected to implement commercial products in the development and enhancement of their EHR systems.