CSC acquires majority interest in Danish info tech

January 10, 2001

Looking beyond the U.S. medical market, healthcare consulting firm Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC) has acquired 60% of the Danish information technology company Scandinavian Healthcare Informatics (ScandiHealth). Because ScandiHealth provides IT

Looking beyond the U.S. medical market, healthcare consulting firm Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC) has acquired 60% of the Danish information technology company Scandinavian Healthcare Informatics (ScandiHealth). Because ScandiHealth provides IT services for the Association of County Councils in Denmark, an organization that acts as spokesperson for all Danish county councils in central government matters such as hospital administration, it proved an attractive buy for CSC. Through this acquisition, CSC assumes responsibility for ScandiHealth's long-term contracts with Danish hospitals and thus will become the largest healthcare IT services provider in Denmark. The firm plans to use the Danish market as a springboard to expand its presence in healthcare in other European countries. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.