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Physio-Control Purchases Medical Software Maker Sansio

Feb. 4, 2014

Physio-Control has snapped up medical software maker Sansio in a move aimed at developing next-generation clinical data tools to improve system performance and patient care, the Redmond, Wash., devicemaker said Friday. The price of the deal was not disclosed.

The purchase is part of a broader strategy to expand Physio-Control’s portfolio and offer more integrated clinical data acquisition, movement and analysis tools, the company said.

In return, Sansio will be able to utilize Physio-Control’s broad market experience in the U.S., Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Europe and Japan, to expand its healthcare solutions.

Physio-Control makes the cloud-based Lifenet system and Code-Stat. The first allows medical teams to share patient data and reduce time to treatment, while the second allows post-even data review and analysis of cardiac events. Sansio’s HealthEMS system collects and reports patient data and billing information that helps firefighters and emergency medical technicians improve patient care and financials. The Duluth, Minn., company’s flex point-of-care systems allow homecare agencies to choose scans, telephony or mobile devices to automate visit data.

According to Physio-Control spokeswoman Jennifer Roth, “Sansio has a powerful, flexible, easy to use patient management system, an installed base that includes some of the largest EMS systems in the U.S. as well as many home health agencies.” — Lena Freund

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