On Monday, Sunquest Information Systems Inc. announced that its parent company, Roper Technologies Inc., has acquired both CliniSys Group Ltd., one of the largest European suppliers of laboratory information management systems (LIMS) and Atlas Medical, a leading provider of clinical process and connectivity solutions in the U.S. Both acquisitions will expand Roper’s healthcare IT capabilities to connect laboratories to the community on a global basis
“Our mission is to make healthcare smarter and patients safer. Laboratory test results inform the vast majority of patient diagnoses and care planning. As more patient care moves outside of the hospital, communities need access to lab information to accurately, cost-effectively and quickly provide patient care,” said Matthew Hawkins, president of Sunquest in an official statement. “Sunquest, Data Innovations, CliniSys and Atlas share the same vision in creating solutions that promote patient safety, better outcomes, operational efficiency and financial growth.”
CliniSys is one of the largest European suppliers of laboratory information systems, providing comprehensive clinical laboratory and order communication systems to more than 2,000 laboratories in 34 countries. Completion of the CliniSys acquisition is dependent upon receiving approval from the competition authorities in Germany and the United Kingdom. Collaboration between Sunquest and CliniSys will not begin until formal approval is received.
Atlas Medical Background
Atlas offers clinical process integration and connectivity solutions. Atlas’s LabWorksplatform connects diagnostic testing facilities to their customers and enables smart ordering, dramatically improved test utilization, and results reporting. Atlas also connects physicians and patients with lab test results via Atlas Physician Portal. Atlas is the industry leader in connecting laboratories to electronic health records (EHRs), Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) and Health Information Exchanges (HIEs).
Both companies will explore opportunities to integrate their respective technologies and employees to provide new products and benefits to customers.