Heidelberg Engineering has announced its buy-out of Medisoft Limited, a UK-based business that offers (EMR) software solutions to the ophthalmology market.
Through the acquisition, which sees Heidelberg Engineering take a 100% share of the business, the imaging solutions company aims to expand its ophthalmic healthcare IT portfolio. Heidelberg Engineering already offers a range of healthcare IT solutions, including ophthalmic image management, and recently established an ophthalmic healthcare IT joint-venture in China with a long-time local business partner.
Heidelberg Engineering stressed that while ophthalmic IT solutions will play an increasingly growing role in its portfolio, it will continue focusing on its core business of diagnostic imaging platforms for eye care professionals.
Speaking about the acquisition, co-founder and chairman of Medisoft, David Johnston, said: “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.”
Managing director of Heidelberg Engineering GmbH, Christoph Schoess, called the acquisition “a perfect fit,” adding: “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. We look forward to working with the Medisoft team to provide our customers with an increasingly wider range of ophthalmic healthcare IT solutions.”
Heidelberg Engineering confirmed that Medisoft would continue to operate from its Leeds head office, adding that Arianna Schoess and Kfir Azoulay had joined the Board of Directors at Medisoft.