LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sunquest Information Systems, Inc., a market leader in laboratory and diagnostic information systems, today announced the completion of its acquisition of Anglia Healthcare Systems (AHSL), a privately-held, UK company and leading provider of laboratory connectivity, orders, reporting and messaging solutions. From this date forward, Anglia is a subsidiary of Sunquest Information Systems, Inc.
Sunquest signed a definitive agreement on 27 October, 2008 (see Press Release) to acquire AHSL as part of its stated strategy to increase its global presence and strengthen its outreach and physician affinity strategy for the international market. By combining its best-of-suite LIS solutions with a complementary and comprehensive set of solutions, Sunquest will be able to better create new business opportunities and facilitate better communications between hospitals, laboratories, physicians, communities, and patients.
“We are pleased to welcome the Anglia customers and employees to the Sunquest family,” said Richard Atkin, president and CEO of Sunquest Information Systems, Inc. “This is the beginning of a very exciting future together as we fulfill our mutual commitment to solutions innovation, market leadership, and industry-leading customer service. Together, we will set new standards for diagnostic information technology, with patients and the healthcare industry as the ultimate benefactors.”
“As a customer of both companies, I am extremely excited about the acquisition,” says Shelley McIndoe, Head of Information & Communications Technology, Dorset County Hospital Foundation Trust. “By combining Anglia’s innovative culture with Sunquest’s strengths in implementation, support and their commitment to UK and International market growth, the winners will be customers and patients.”
“Our first priority going forward is to meet with our customers in the UK and Western Europe to reiterate our unwavering commitment to provide them with the industry’s leading solutions and customer service,” says David Allcock, vice president of Sunquest’s London-based international operations. “The success of Sunquest is built on developing and maintaining collaborative and mutually beneficial relationships with our customers, helping them to achieve their goals of operational efficiency and optimum patient care.”
About Sunquest’s ICE Portfolio
The ICE family of solutions are market-leading clinical and demographic data and communication systems which enable communication with all installed PAS, LIMS, RIS and departmental systems. Systems are installed in 175 sites in the UK, Ireland and Denmark. As well as messaging services for pathology, radiology, clinical letters and commissioning data sets, ICE Desktop hosts applications for requesting, reporting and clinical correspondence, and Lab2Lab software enables communication between laboratory partners. ICE Desktop is now the leading order communication and reporting system with software installed in over 60 acute Trusts in the United Kingdom.
About Sunquest Information Systems, Inc.
Sunquest Information Systems, Inc., is a global market leader in clinical data management solutions with nearly 1300 hospitals and commercial laboratories using its products worldwide. The company is dedicated to providing best-of-suite solutions that enable quality patient care, clinical safety, and operational efficiencies. Its experienced sales and technical service teams deliver 24x7 assistance to customers for their procurement, implementation, and customer care needs. Sunquest’s professional services division provides a wide array of management and technical tools, including lab redesign and optimisation, outreach and lab network program development, and operational business and implementation plans. For more information, call +44 (0) 20 7268 3693 or visit: www.sunquestinfo.com. The Sunquest Laboratory™ system achieved "Best in KLAS" in the Laboratory Segment for 2007, which was its fourth consecutive year, (KLAS Enterprises, LLC, www.KLASresearch.com.)
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