Heidelberg, Germany – Heidelberg Engineering GmbH today announced that it has acquired 100% ownership of Medisoft Limited, the leading UK-based provider of Electronic Medical Records (EMR) software solutions for the ophthalmology market.
In healthcare IT, Heidelberg Engineering already offers comprehensive ophthalmic image management and other data solutions that address the requirements of enterprises as well as private practices. The company has also recently announced the establishment of an ophthalmic healthcare IT joint-venture in China with its long-time local business partner.
“Over the past 20 years, the Medisoft team has been dedicated to delivering an ophthalmology EMR that is easy and quick to use by ophthalmologists and other eye-care professionals, and that delivers detailed analysis of medical and surgical treatment outcomes,” said David Johnston, co-founder and Chairman of Medisoft. “Joining forces with Heidelberg Engineering and its broad portfolio of diagnostic imaging systems, image management solutions, and global reach will offer Medisoft a solid platform to accelerate further business growth outside the UK – enabling ophthalmology departments and private practices access to both patient records and their associated images using a combined offering from the two companies.”
“The acquisition of Medisoft brings together a highly experienced team and market-proven EMR capabilities with Heidelberg Engineering’s expertise in image management and diagnostic imaging systems,” said Christoph Schoess, Managing Director at Heidelberg Engineering GmbH. “We look forward to working with the Medisoft team to provide our customers with an increasingly wider range of ophthalmic healthcare IT solutions.”
Medisoft will continue operating out of its headquarters in Leeds, UK. Further, as part of this transaction, Heidelberg Engineering has appointed Arianna Schoess and Kfir Azoulay to the Board of Directors of Medisoft, in addition to current Board members David Johnston, Christian Martin, and Alice Braga Johnston.
“We expect to significantly strengthen our ophthalmic healthcare IT business with this strategic acquisition,” said Kfir Azoulay, Head of Strategy at Heidelberg Engineering. “Incorporating Medisoft’s advanced ophthalmic EMR product to our portfolio will enable the release of comprehensive software solutions that bring disparate data together and significantly improve patient care as well as operational efficiencies for our customers.”
While ophthalmic IT solutions will play an increasingly growing role in Heidelberg Engineering’s portfolio, the company will continue focusing on its core business of state-of-the-art diagnostic imaging platforms for eye-care professionals.