Germany-based digital medical technology company Brainlab has acquired VisionTree Software for an undisclosed amount.
Based in San Diego, US, VisionTree Software is associated with the development of cloud-based and patient-centric data collection and health management solutions.
Presently, Brainlab software is employed in various critical treatment workflows to produce an array of structured, validated, digital data.
Following the acquisition of VisionTree, Brainlab will now have access to tools and standardised forms to gather granular and well-structured outcomes data directly from consenting patients.
Over 600 global healthcare providers and 2.5 million patients already use VisionTree ePRO technology.
Furthermore, VisionTree Optimal Care (VTOC) platform has established integration capabilities with major electronic health record (EHR), research and registry platforms.
VisionTree technology will also help to generate semantically structured data, available in text format, by using point-of-care electronic forms.
The advanced ePRO solution will support the Brainlab cloud-based infrastructure and registry solution, which helps to deliver patient engagement and quality reporting.
Brainlab president and CEO Stefan Vilsmeier said: “I believe that patient data must ultimately be controlled by the patient. The acquisition of VisionTree adds a tool to our portfolio that will give the patient more control over the data that is generated by our systems for the benefit of better treatment.”
Brainlab states that it will carry on investing in the VTOC platform to assist in data collection across all available sources comprising smart devices and wearables.
Simultaneously, the company will further improve the VisionTree patient portal and enable patients to control the handling and processing of its data.
Brainlab also plans to combine VTOC with its software ecosystem to provide modernised and paperless workflows, which aggregate patient-reported results with anatomical information, treatment plans and surgical events to its over 5,000 customers worldwide.
Last March, Brainlab acquired application-specific robotic technologies developer Medineering to boost its digital surgery solutions portfolio.