Emergis has acquired Unikoan, a Toronto-based managed-services organization specializing in electronic health records, for $15.3 million, plus an amount based on financial performance.
Unikoan has participated since 1999 in the development and operation of the electronic Child Health Network, or eCHN, a pediatric electronic health-records system that gives healthcare providers access to children's health records, with family consent. Unikoan helps maintain the province of Ontario's information-sharing system, which is in operation at 84 hospital sites, 42 community care access centers, 20 children's treatment centers and 500 physician offices across Ontario.
"The acquisition of Unikoan strengthens our position in the electronic health-record market in Ontario, adding know-how and a strong presence across the province. It will allow us to more effectively contribute to Ontario's goal to deploy EHR(s) for all its citizens," said Francois Cote, the chief executive officer of Emergis.
Emergis, based in Longueuil, Quebec, provides services in electronic health-related claims processing, health record systems, pharmacy management solutions, cash management and loan document processing, and registration. It has customers in Australia, Canada and the U.S.