Cloud technology acquisition boosts digital health ambitions for Advanced

Software and services provider Advanced has acquired Docman, an electronic document management, workflow and information sharing platform provider to primary and secondary care services.

Advanced states that the acquisition will help accelerate its ambitions to support the NHS in transforming healthcare through technology, in line with the NHS Five Year Forward View and NHS Digital Policy.

As a provider to primary and secondary care providers looking to manage paperless documents, Docman maintains 1 billion detailed records and documents for 40,000,000 patients in the UK.

The acquisition is intended to further strengthen Advanced’s position in the market as technology provide, whilst also driving a more secure, efficient and connected health and care sector in the UK.

Docman will be integrated directly into Advanced’s Health & Care Business Unit and will be headed up by Ric Thompson the current managing director of Docman.

Gordon Wilson, CEO of Advanced, said; “The NHS is undergoing a digital transformation that will impact us all and is constantly looking for new ways to innovate. Adding Docman’s acclaimed Cloud software to our own strong portfolio of healthcare solutions means we have a more comprehensive offering to support the NHS in achieving its goals. We have automation to drive efficiencies, the Cloud to deliver connected patient services, and augmented intelligence innovations and virtual health assistant apps to encourage self-assessment and self-care significantly alleviating some pressures on the system. At such a transformative time, this acquisition quickly boosts our position and today’s news is therefore incredibly exciting for us and both Docman and Advanced’s existing customers.”


Reece Armstrong is a reporter for Digital Health Age. Coming from the North East of England, Reece has an MA in Media & Journalism and a BA in Popular & Contemporary Music from Newcastle University. Reach him on Twitter or email via:

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