DeJarnette purchase of Swearingen called off

January 1, 2000

DeJarnette purchase of Swearingen called offDeJarnette Research Systems’ efforts to add radiology information systems capabilities to its product line have been put on hold for the time being. The Towson, MD-based company’s proposed

DeJarnette purchase of Swearingen called off

DeJarnette Research Systems’ efforts to add radiology information systems capabilities to its product line have been put on hold for the time being. The Towson, MD-based company’s proposed acquisition of Swearingen Software was called off in November just before the RSNA meeting.

The unconsummated deal has left no hard feelings on either side, according to Alan Orth, director of marketing and product management for DeJarnette. The two companies have been working together for the past year to combine their technologies and develop an integrated PACS/RIS product, and there are no plans to discontinue that relationship.

In the meantime, however, DeJarnette is talking with other RIS vendors about a potential merger or alliance that would help the company develop an integrated product with a common database for entering radiology orders on a single system.

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