Electronic medical records developer A4 Health Systems, Cary, N.C., is moving forward with plans to integrate clinical and administrative functions into a single information technology system by finalizing a purchase of Nashua, N.H.-based practice management software vendor Compusense.
A4 announced the cash-and-stock transaction Friday. The privately held A4 is not disclosing the value of the deal but does call it the company's largest acquisition to date.
With the purchase, A4 will re-brand Compusense's flagship Ntierprise practice management system as HealthMatics Ntierprise and offer it as part of a suite with A4's HealthMatics EMR, according to a company statement. Both are Microsoft Windows-based products.
"They integrate very, very well," says A4 spokesperson Ruth Mills.
Mills says A4 has been a value-added reseller and integrator of Ntierprise since last year.
"A lot of people want one vendor for both products," Mills says.
The combined entity now has more than 1,000 physician practices and upward of 100 hospitals as clients, according to A4.