US-based Physio-Control has entered into a merger agreement with Sansio, a provider of software-as-a-service (SaaS) solutions for the emergency medical services (EMS) and home medical markets.
Under the terms of the merger agreement, Physio-Control and Sansio will work closely to merge their product offerings and develop the next generation of integrated data tools that help customers' improve patient care and overall system performance.
Physio-Control makes heart defibrillators and electrocardiogram devices used by emergency medical technicians, while Sansio develops the cloud-based software that collects medical data while a patient is being treated and brought to a hospital by ambulance.
With this agreement, Physio-Control aims to broaden the data-handling and analysis capabilities of its medical equipment.
Physio-Control president and CEO Brian Webster said this merger is a key part of a broader data strategy for Physio-Control. Data acquisition, movement, and analysis have become essential to its customers' operations and it will soon be able to offer them more integrated data solutions.
"While our existing data solutions are industry-leading, we believe now is the right time to invest to expand our portfolio and take a much stronger position in this area of our business," Webster said.
Sansio's flagship products include HomeSolutions.NET, a comprehensive point-of-care and agency management solution for home health agencies, and HealthEMS, a highly integrated patient management and reporting solution for Fire and EMS organisations.
Sansio has a number of future-ready information management solutions that help healthcare providers improve their operations and their care.
Sansio CEO Dale Pearson said: "Our data platforms are extremely complementary and Physio-Control's broad customer base and distribution reach will allow us to focus our attention on bringing our next generation of products to market."
Image: Sansio HealthEMS. Photo: courtesy of Physio-Control, Inc / BusinessWire.