Days after closing its difficult deal to acquire Emageon, Amicas Inc. shuttered Emageon’s Birmingham, Ala.-based headquarters and announced plans to lay off about 100 workers there, the Birmingham Terminal reported.
Calls to Amicas seeking comment were not immediately returned.
Amicas said the move, which was announced to employees April 9, will save approximately $11.7 million dollars annually. Employees were told the move would be executed by Sept. 30, according to the Terminal.
The company completed its $39 million buyout April 3, after overcoming a move by Emageon shareholders to thwart the merger.