Salesforce is the latest IT company to make a healthcare push

Salesforce ($CRM) aims to bring in $1 billion in yearly revenues from health contracts it plans to forge in the industry. The company is already selling software to both the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and insurance companies including Blue Shield of California. In April, it announced a medical applications development deal with Philips ($PHG). While Salesforce is bent on making a dent in the industry, many think it will follow in the footsteps of Microsoft ($MSFT), a company that has struggled to make a large enough impression there over the last decade. Story

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