SCI Solutions (SCI), a patient access and care coordination software company has acquired DatStat, a provider of patient engagement and digital health tools. The combination of SCI’s market-leading patient scheduling, referral management and revenue cycle software with DatStat’s digital self-service tools for pre-visit preparation, secure messaging, visit summaries and care plans, creates a complete patient access and engagement solution for patients to conveniently connect with their care teams and manage their health.
Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. As part of the acquisition the combined company will be headquartered in Seattle, WA.
DatStat’s consumer-ready tools function on any device, so patients can securely message providers, easily complete pre-visit forms and surveys online, confirm adherence to care plans and receive important reminders for appointment follow-up. Providers can work more easily with their patients to develop self-care management plans and track adherence to these plans, while monitoring progress for earlier intervention. These capabilities work in conjunction with health system websites and patient portals, marketing automation technologies, and any electronic health record to ensure a unified brand experience.
Additionally, DatStat’s patient-centric capabilities extend into the clinical research field by offering a next generation software solution for clinical trial management and electronic data capture. DatStat solutions have been trusted for use by more than one-hundred of America’s foremost care delivery and research institutions, including UCSF Medical Center, University of Washington, Dana Farber Cancer Center, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and Seattle Children’s Hospital.
For SCI Solutions, the integration of DatStat’s purpose-built patient engagement platform with a wide variety of purpose-built electronic health record applications has enabled both patients and provider organizations to realize more value than either could independently. With this acquisition, SCI will now serve an ever-growing population of patients who expect highly intuitive digital tools that were purpose-built for how they live, communicate and want to engage with their providers.
“In our consumer-driven health model, provider organizations need to fundamentally reimagine ways to deliver online service and convenience expected by consumers who have grown accustomed to digital engagement throughout their daily lives,” said Joel French, CEO of SCI Solutions. “By partnering with DatStat, SCI will eliminate the divide between today’s complex health enterprises and individuals wanting to be personally engaged, understood and involved in their care. These software tools will foster sustainable growth for providers and improve health and satisfaction for participating patients.”