Providence St. Joseph Health acquires Epic consulting firm

Renton, Wash.-based Providence St. Joseph Health announced on June 27 that it will acquire Bluetree, an Epic consulting and strategy company.

The acquisition was part of the health system's strategy to diversify revenue and support patient care. This is Providence St. Joseph Health's second acquisition of an EHR solutions company. Providence St. Joseph Health owns Engage, which provides consulting for Meditech.

Bluetree provides services for more than 140 health system clients. The company will operate as a separate subsidiary of Providence St. Joseph Health.

Terms of the deal were not disclosed. The acquisition will close upon the satisfaction of certain closing conditions. 

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