emids, a growing global provider of IT services and solutions for the healthcare and life sciences industries, has acquired health IT consulting firm Encore Health Resources. For emids, the acquisition provides an opportunity to address these needs for providers, and complements the company’s existing expertise in the payer space. Financial details of the acquisition were not disclosed.
Founded by Ivo Nelson and Dana Sellers, Encore helps providers plan, implement, manage and optimize clinical and business systems to meet the demands of healthcare reform and improve the quality, cost and coordination of patient care. Rooted in deep operational expertise from working with large and diverse healthcare systems, Encore’s services unleash the power of data to fulfill growing information and reporting needs for providers, as well as help them improve performance, care coordination and population health management.
The acquisition of Encore Health Resources adds nearly 200 consultants to emids’ base of 1,500 employees in the U.S., and adds Dallas to its expanding geographic footprint, which includes a newly opened office in London, a long-standing Bangalore, India, presence, and a Nashville, TN-based headquarters. It will also add more than 50 health systems to emids’ client portfolio and deepen its healthcare analytics expertise for clients in the payer and provider markets.
As part of the acquisition, Encore founder Dana Sellers will be joining emids as a member of the Board of Directors.
“As healthcare becomes more integrated and the focus on consumerism grows, payers and providers are working more closely together,” said emids founder and CEO Saurabh Sinha in a statement. “The ability to provide healthcare technology expertise and solutions that serve both payers and providers, as well as healthcare technology partners, will be critical to help our customers succeed in the future.”