Partnerships, Acquisitions With Health Care Technology Companies on the Rise

November 9, 2018

In recent days, a partnership with a health care technology firm and cloud-based software vendor was announced as well as an acquisition of a health care technology company.

PreparedHealth, a health care technology firm that simplifies communication from hospital to home announced they have partnered with PointClickCare, a cloud-based software vender for the long-term and post-acute care and senior-living markets.

The enTouch digital health care network by PreparedHealth will be integrated with PointClickCare’s platform, which will allow skilled nursing facilities to easily transition patients to home with greater visibility and better communication, while also providing automated updates back to the hospital. Through the use of this integration, providers will be able to communicate with one another in real-time on mobile devices or in the cloud. According to PreparedHealth this communication will allow for more streamlined care transitions, improved collaboration, and ultimately, better patient outcomes. 

"PointClickCare is excited to allow our customers the opportunity to have a more integrated experience with enTouch. Our customers can now automate patient updates to Hospital Case Managers, as well as seamlessly transition care to the very best home and community-based providers upon discharge," Jeff Scheepers, director, Global Partnerships, PointClickCare, said in a statement.

"We are proud to partner with PointClickCare as they launch the PointClickCare Marketplace. Integrating was a pleasant surprise—modern, easy and API-based,” said Ashish V. Shah, CEO and founder of PreparedHealth. “The integration will open the doors for thousands of senior care providers to ditch the fax machine and manage patient care transitions and referrals digitally via enTouch.”

In addition to this partnership, Tabula Rasa HealthCare Inc (TRHC), a health care technology company that is focused on medication safety, has announced it completed the acquisition of the health care technology company, Cognify.

Cognify was founded in 1998 and is focused on enabling patient-centered, multidisciplinary, coordinated and integrated care. Further the company also focuses on financial management for the federal Program of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) as well as Managed Long-term Care (MLTC) and medical home providers. The experts of Cognify allow clients to integrate turnkey software solutions for optimal business performance and participant outcomes.

“The software and services of Cognify will continue to empower PACE organizations and track measurable outcomes in defined timeframes for the frail senior population we serve,” Calvin Knowlton, PhD, chairman and CEO of Tabula Rasa HealthCare, said in a statement. “Adding Cognify to TRHC amplifies our ability to develop scalable solutions to meet the needs of PACE and other at-risk payers, such as Medicare, Medicaid, and commercial health plans.  We are confident our comprehensive, coordinated technology solutions will bring added value to our clients.”

Julie Gould

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