Shares of Allscripts Healthcare Solutions Inc. fell Monday in the first trading day after a big client announced that it would merge with another health system, a move that could put some business at risk for the software maker.

THE SPARK: Baylor Health Care System said Friday that it planned to merge with Scott & White Healthcare to create the largest not-for-profit health system in Texas. The new system will include 42 hospitals, more than 4,000 doctors and 34,000 employees.

The companies said they are in a period of exclusive negotiations, and they plan to reach a definitive agreement on the deal next year.

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