Athenahealth Acquires Maker Of Popular Mobile Health Apps For Doctors, Epocrates, For $293M

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http://techcrunch.com – Big news from the world of advancing health technology today, as athenahealth, the 15-year-old electronic health records giant, announced that it has acquired Epocrates, maker of popular mobile health apps for physicians. The deal is worth $293 million, and athenahealth has agreed to fork over $11.75 per share in cash — about 15 percent of the company’s current share price. It’s a significant deal for athenahealth both in that this represents its first acquisition and that the price represents about 10 percent of its current $2.83 billion market cap. For Epocrates, also a pu (IT news)