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US healthcare giant to acquire Kiwi solutions provider

09 Nov 2012

U.S. firm McKesson has entered a definitive agreement to acquire Kiwi hospital solutions provider Emendo.

The healthcare giant made its intentions to acquire the Chirstchurch based company clear this week, hoping the deal can optimise their performance across health systems.

Impressed by Emendo's CapPlan Predictive Capacity Planning solution, which allows healthcare providers to maximise operational performance by intelligently forecasting patient demand, McKesson says the deal is a natural extension for the company.

Supporting clinicians in their delivery of patient care, Emendo’s CapPlan solution enables over 40 hospitals throughout New Zealand, Australia, Canada and the UK to forecast patient demand and plan resourcing.

“It’s estimated there is more than $700 billion in waste across the U.S. healthcare system,” says Chris Bauleke, president of Health Systems Performance Management, McKesson.

“Much of that waste results from inefficiencies that can be reduced with greater visibility to patient flow and the use of capacity management solutions.

"In turn, organisations can achieve better business results and also deliver higher-quality care that’s more patient-centered.”

Unique in its ability to forecast future patient activity, Emendo says CapPlan enables health systems to allocate resources efficiently while identifying unnecessary costs.

The company, founded in 2002, believes by proactively managing clinician schedules and workloads, patient flow, length of stay and discharges, providers can achieve measurable results.

“Our team has focused on the intricacies of the healthcare setting and how to manage for sustained operational effectiveness,” says Dave Tinkler, Emendo CEO.

“We provide actionable intelligence that hospitals and health systems use to manage their business operations on a day-to-day, hour-by-hour basis – no matter what comes at them.”

For more information on Emendo, click here