Eclipsys to buy Sysware Healthcare Systems

Eclipsys Corp. on Monday announced plans to acquire laboratory information system (LIS) provider Sysware Healthcare Systems Inc., including its related software development organization in India.

The companies have been partnering since 2004 which has enabled Eclipsys to remarket Sysware's laboratory information system (LIS) as Sunrise Laboratory, part of a comprehensive Eclipsys system. This acquisition should mean that the integrated laboratory information portion will remain a core module of Eclipsys' Sunrise Clinical Manager suite of enterprise-wide advanced clinical solutions. The acquisition will give Eclipsys better control over its laboratory information system and a development and support organization to help the company manage growth.

The transaction is expected to close in early July. It is projected that all current Sysware employees will become employees of Eclipsys, adding approximately 130 employees in North America and Baroda, India, the companies said.

The transaction is not expected to have a material impact on Eclipsys' results of operations for 2006. Financial details of the transaction were not disclosed.