McKesson completes Per-Se buy

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McKesson Corporation announced that it has successfully completed the previously announced acquisition of Per-Se Technologies in a transaction that totaled nearly $1.1 billion in cash.
As we’ve reported, Per-Se is a fit with McKesson’s strategic goal in providing clinical, financial and business process solutions for hospitals, physician offices and pharmacies. Per-Se also gives McKesson a large electronic pharmacy network connecting approximately 90 percent of U.S. retail pharmacies to other business partners to help manage key clinical, financial and administrative transactions for the pharmacist and payor.
Per-Se’s current customer base includes approximately 100,000 physicians in small practices, 17,000 hospital-affiliated physicians, 3,000 hospitals and 50,000 retail pharmacies.