PerfectServe, a provider of cloud-based clinical communication and collaboration solutions, has acquired competitor Telmediq, a secure communications platform provider for health settings.
Knoxville, Tenn.-based PerfectServe said it plans to support both solutions going forward, taking advantage of each platform’s cloud-based, service-oriented architecture to integrate complementary features.
Telmediq is deployed across 300 healthcare organizations and 80,000 users. It offers a call center solution, nurse mobility, advanced alert and alarm management capabilities, and mass notification functionality. Combined, PerfectServe and Telmediq have more than 500,000 clinical users across 250 hospital sites and 27,000 physician practices and post-acute care organizations.
PerfectServe said the acquisition is an important step in its effort to build a care team collaboration platform that unifies the entire care team across the continuum, from inpatient, to outpatient, to patients at home. “Our vision is to build a platform that is separate from, transcends, and is fully integrated with the EHR and all other point-of-care technologies,” said Terry Edwards, president and CEO of PerfectServe, in a prepared statement. “The goal is to make it easy for clinicians to overcome persistent care coordination challenges that have existed in the industry for years.”
The Telmediq acquisition follows an investment last year in PerfectServe by private equity firm K1 Investment Management.