NHS technology provider Patientrack will be acquired by health informatics group Alcidion Group, the company has announced.
Patientrack states that the acquisition will help enhance its work with NHS hospitals to improve patient safety and expand its UK presence. Hospitals will retain the same access to a Patientrack team in the UK and will gain access to new services and products.
NHS Hospitals use Patientrack to digitise the capture of vital signs, providing healthcare professionals with early warnings when patients are at risk of deterioration. The technology can help identify conditions such as sepsis and acute kidney injury.
The acquisition enables Patientrack to build on its established e-observations, assessments and hospitals at night technology, with new products in areas including patient flow, bed management, critical results, real time metrics and predictive analytics.
Alcidion’s cloud-based Miya platform for instance helps healthcare professionals manage clinical workflows and reduce avoidable injuries, whilst also offering logistics tools to help manage staff time.
Donald Kennedy, managing director at Patientrack, who will continue to lead the organisation in the UK, said: “NHS hospitals and the dedicated healthcare professionals who use and innovate with our technology have made Patientrack a success story in the UK for achieving improved patient safety.
“Becoming part of Alcidion Group is a very positive and progressive step that will allow us to meet even more of our customers’ objectives as they look to make more of the information they hold, and to better manage the patient journey.
“Patientrack is retaining everything that has allowed us to develop a network of NHS hospitals using our technology to support the NHS digital ambitions, including our established brand, UK leadership and staffing. We remain committed to listening to our customers so we can respond to their priorities.
“With a common goal of improving patient safety and efficiency of care, we now have a very real opportunity to draw on an even greater pool of skills and products to meet the needs of individual hospitals and the broader NHS. This is about maintaining and increasing the quality of our products and technological capabilities.”