Hospital network acquires Madison-based Bluetree

Bluetree Network, a Madison-based Epic Systems electronic health records software consultancy and a spinoff of Epic, announced Monday that it will be acquired by Providence St. Joseph Health, a network of hospitals and clinics headquartered in Renton, Washington.

Terms of the deal were not disclosed, but the acquisition continues a trend of hospital systems investing in consultants to install and optimize electronic health records as they work to install and update them, according to a report from Xconomy.

Bluetree helps health care providers maximize their use of technology.