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Misys announces purchase of US healthcare business

Misys has continued its shopping spree with the announcement it is purchasing Sunquest, the US healthcare systems business for £279m.

Sunquest will join Misys owned Medic Computer Systems in providing practice management and medical record systems to US doctors.

The software and services group, which just last week announced it was making an offer for UK rival DBS and shutting down its consumer financial websites Screentrade.com and Theformula.com, has already received acceptance for 76 per cent of Sunquest shares.

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