I have some sources within the newly acquired Emageon offices in Birmingham. It helps to have trained at UAB, the incubator of what eventually became Emageon PACS.
It seems that Amicas will close this office, and will let go several of the folks that work there, albeit with fair severance packages. My understanding is that user support remains pretty much intact, so you Emageon customers need not worry at this point.
No doubt this is a necessary move, and all my inside contacts are expressing understanding of this fact, and hold no ill-will toward Amicas. After all, if Amicas demonstrates the expected hybrid strength following the acquisition of Emageon, they might get the chance to return. Well, maybe. My crystal ball isn't so great with business issues. But these are good people and they will land on their feet. I wish I had enough PACS business to hire them myself!
I guess the rule in business is to do what you must do, no matter how difficult that might be. Sort of the way it is in medicine as well.