Provider of patient engagement technology debuts on the 2016 list of industry leaders
OMAHA, Neb.–June 1, 2016 — West Corporation, a leading provider of technology-enabled communication services, has ranked 42nd in the 2016 Healthcare Informatics’ (HCI) annual list of the top 100 healthcare IT companies by revenue. The company earned a spot on The Healthcare Informatics 100 with approximately $300 million of revenue in 2015 derived from its healthcare practice.
This is the first time West has appeared on the prestigious list, which recognizes industry players and gives a true snapshot of where providers are spending their healthcare IT dollars. Read More >
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