The UK Office of Fair Trading clears a merger in the IT software sector subject to the divestment of a stand-alone business operating in the healthcare sector (iSOFT / Torex)

The operation iSOFT provides software and systems to healthcare provider organisations including the NHS. Torex provides healthcare technology software and systems for healthcare providers to GPs, laboratories, hospitals and community care. Torex also provides the hardware, installation and support that its healthcare customers require. On 23 December 2003, iSOFT merged with Torex and as a result of this transaction, iSOFT and Torex ceased to be distinct enterprises (paras. 1-3 Decision). The market(s) The relevant market was defined by the OFT as the market for: (a) the supply of Patient Administration Systems (PAS) to National Health Service (NHS) hospitals in the UK; and (b) the supply of Laboratory Information Management Systems (LIMS) to NHS hospitals in the UK (paras. 18-25

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Matthew Gaved, The UK Office of Fair Trading clears a merger in the IT software sector subject to the divestment of a stand-alone business operating in the healthcare sector (iSOFT / Torex), 24 March 2004, e-Competitions March 2004, Art. N° 20807

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