GE Healthcare, Chalfont St. Giles, U.K., has acquired clinical resource-management technology company Agility Healthcare Solutions, Glen Allen, Va., for an undisclosed amount, according to a news release.
Agility Healthcare is the maker of AgileTrac technology, which allows administrators to manage equipment, space, supplies, staff and clinicians in real time to improve efficiency in patient flow. One key feature of the system uses radio-frequency identification technology tagging to help staff locate equipment in a bustling clinical setting. Some hospitals have also begun using the technology to track patient movement, according to Agilitys Web site.
Agility is at least the third company purchased by GE Healthcare in about two months time. On Monday, the $17 billion unit of General Electric Co. announced it had purchased MicroCal, a Northampton, Mass.-based molecular-technology company for an undisclosed sum. And on July 28, GE Healthcare announced intentions to pay $860 million to purchase Vital Signs, Totowa, N.J., a manufacturer of anesthesia, respirator and critical-care products.