Transcription firm buys app vendor

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Transcription vendor Spheris Inc. will acquire software vendor Vianeta Communications of Milpitas, Calif., it was announced late last month. Acquisition terms were not disclosed.

Vianeta sells a suite of health information management software that includes dictation, transcription, speech recognition, document imaging, and chart distribution applications. The software can be purchased or accessed on a subscription basis via the application service provider computing model. Spheris sells dictation/transcription software only through the application service provider model. Consequently, the acquisition of Vianeta will give it an expanded product line and another way to market its products.