Volume 11

V11 N5 Pages 16-27

October 2013

Teaching Case

IT System Integration --
Global Medical Acquisition of Health Tech Case Study

Mark Russo
Quinnipiac University
Hamden, CT 06518, USA

Bruce White
Quinnipiac University
Hamden, CT 06518, USA

Abstract: In the Information Systems 2010 model curriculum guidelines, course 7 (IS2010.7) is: IS Strategy, Management, and Acquisition. Mergers, acquisitions, management changes are all part of business life. Mergers and Acquisitions are just part of life in business. For example, in the health care technology field in 2012, Veritas Capital Partners acquired Thomson Reuters' Healthcare. Other major active acquisition companies included: Medical Transcription Billing, T-System Technologies and Sharecare. In this case study, a larger health technology company (Global Medical) acquires a smaller health technology company (Health Tech). But, as the case unfolds, there are major problems with getting the smaller company integrated into the larger company – including decreased in production and falling behind on deliveries This case study looks at the acquisition of a small health technology company by a larger company and some of the accompanying issues. Although fiction here, it is based on a real case. This case could well be used in an IS2010.7 type course, or other related courses.

Keywords: IS 2010.7, IS 2010.5, IS 2010.3, IS 2010.6

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Recommended Citation: Russo, M., White, B. (2013). IT System Integration -- Global Medical Acquisition of Health Tech Case Study. Information Systems Education Journal, 11(5) pp 16-27. http://isedj.org/2013-11/ ISSN: 1545-679X. (A preliminary version appears in The Proceedings of ISECON 2012)