Healtheon Buys CareInsite for $4.9 Billion

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Healtheon/webMD Corp., Santa Clara, CA, a company that links doctors, patients and insurers, bought rival CareInsite Inc. and its parent Medical Manager Corp. for $4.9 billion in stock, yesterday. The purchase eliminates Healtheon's largest rival and gives it accesses to Medical Manager's 185,000 physician-customers.

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