Two large vendors in the medical imaging management market are merging. Intelerad Medical Systems is acquiring Ambra Health, the maker of cloud-based medical image management suite, for an undisclosed sum.
Along with Intelerad’s PACS, New York-based Ambra brings a cloud vendor-neutral archive, image exchange functionality, and research and pathology capabilities to the Intelerad portfolio.
The deal marks Intelerad’s fourth acquisition in 2021. Other acquisitions include Heart Imaging Technologies, Insignia Medica Systems, and Digisonics.
Intelerad, headquartered in Raleigh, N.C., and Montreal, said the combined platform will expand the company’s ability to enable distributed radiology reading, collaborative care solutions and advanced life science research in multiple markets to improve the health of populations.
“The ultimate goal of healthcare is for human beings to live longer, healthier lives. Medical imaging and advanced technology is critical to this goal, and this acquisition positions Intelerad to enhance imaging accessibility and empower healthcare providers with the tools they need to deliver better patient outcomes.” said Mike Lipps, Intelerad CEO, in a statement. “For healthcare providers, moving to the cloud is not a matter of if, but when. Partnering with Ambra is a significant milestone on our path to provide the most scalable and robust medical image management platform in the industry. And while many medical imaging vendors offer pieces of what providers need, Intelerad now offers the entire solution.”
Ambra’s customers include health systems such as Johns Hopkins Medicine, Memorial Hermann and New York Presbyterian, as well as radiology practices, subspecialty practices and clinical research organizations.
“Ambra has been focused on ensuring large hospital systems, medical groups, imaging centers, clinical research organizations, and health information exchanges can rely on us to significantly improve processes and workflows in the circle of care,” said Morris Panner, CEO of Ambra, in a statement. “This commitment is strengthened by joining Intelerad, and we look forward together to further enhance our products and services.”
Panner will become president of Intelerad, reporting to Mike Lipps, CEO.