What You Should Know:
– Medsphere acquires Micro-Office Systems (MOS), developer of systems integration and communication tools. MOS will retain its name and will serve as a division of Medsphere moving forward.
Medsphere Systems Corporation today announced the acquisition of Micro-Office Systems (MOS) in a move that will even further enhance the value and usability of Medsphere’s affordable healthcare IT solutions and services. With over 30 years of healthcare IT experience, MOS focuses on creating the in-between technology that streamlines the functionality of various platforms and applications to the benefit of administrators, clinicians, and patients. The acquisition enhances Medsphere’s platform with the integration of custom medical practice and healthcare IT solutions.
MOS Product Portfolio
The MOS product portfolio includes numerous interfaces to improve communication and integration among solutions; system migration tools and strategies to smooth and hasten the transition from one system to another; and the Patient Communications Gateway, a comprehensive, modular system that empowers healthcare organizations to effectively communicate with patients.
“The entire healthcare IT industry, with as many products as there are, has evolved to the point where the connective tissue is just about as important as the muscle and bone,” said Medsphere President and CEO Irv Lichtenwald. “Even when healthcare IT was in its relative infancy, Micro-Office Systems was improving communication among platforms and making localized systems work better for all users. This is a tremendous addition to Medsphere’s solution suite and we have every confidence that our clients will recognize and appreciate the enhanced performance MOS enables.”
Recent M&A Activity
The acquisition of MOS is only Medsphere’s most recent move to expand company offerings. In recent years Medsphere has added ambulatory healthcare IT solutions provider ChartLogic; healthcare IT consulting and outsourcing provider Phoenix Health Systems; robust revenue cycle management systems developer Stockell Healthcare, which now operates under the Medsphere banner; and the top-rated Wellsoft emergency department information system.
As part of the acquisition, MOS will retain the Micro-Office Systems name with the added modifier, “A Division of Medsphere.”