CAS Services Ltd., a UK-based world leading supplier of access management and clinical decision support applications for the healthcare market, today announced its acquisition of the US-based developer of clinical content, Clinical Solutions LLC (CSL) for an undisclosed amount.
The acquisition brings together the firm behind the UK's NHS Direct and a leading developer of automated clinical tools including the Teleguide Algorithms™, which are used throughout the world by clinicians in call centres, walk-in clinics and emergency services. The development team of CSL will join CAS as part of this transaction.
"This deal solidifies a long-standing relationship between CAS and Clinical Solutions. They have been instrumental in the success of our decision support solutions deployed throughout the UK to NHS Direct in England and Wales, NHS 24 in Scotland and the national Walk In Centres", said Robert Thompson, Chief Executive Officer of CAS. "The clinical product portfolio that Clinical Solutions brings to CAS will be pivotal to our expansion into new markets both in the UK and internationally", continued Mr. Thompson.
CAS Services has provided telephony and face-to-face solutions to the NHS in the UK, the world's largest healthcare provider. It will use Clinical Solutions' nurse triage content and other products to continue creating innovative healthcare access solutions for use in both call centre and face-to-face environments. CAS Services will continue to evolve its products to meet the growing needs of healthcare providers around the world. The CAS system is a highly scaleable and flexible platform that is adaptable to a growing number of healthcare services around the world, from GP surgeries to national healthcare access projects.
Technology M&A Practice, based in Palo Alto, California, served as a financial advisor to Clinical Solutions in this transaction.
Services CAS is the leading provider of decision support solutions to the healthcare market. Its commitment to combining leading evidence-based clinical content with knowledge and service excellence is reflected in the groundbreaking NHS Direct project in England and Wales, NHS 24 in Scotland, the Walk-In Centres and now being rolled out to other countries across the world. Its proven solutions guide clinicians to best practice in providing leading healthcare advice in call centres and in-person clinical encounters. CAS prides itself on its market focus and unique relationship with its clients, one that through the sharing of ideas, knowledge and expertise becomes a working partnership. This is why CAS is so closely matched to the needs of real world clinical advisers. With CAS solutions, making informed decisions has never been so easy. With offices in the UK, the USA and Australia, it offers a complete end-to-end accredited and clinically validated service - from software supply and customisation, through to a fully managed service that includes clinical and process consultancy, project management, training and 24/7 support. CAS is redefining health service delivery with solutions that uniquely help consumers and clinicians successfully navigate through the complex healthcare delivery process.
About Clinical Solutions
Clinical Solutions is based in Menlo Park, California. Founded in 1997 by Dennis McShane, MD, Harry Harrington and Glenn Laffel, MD, PhD., it provides automated clinical content products to customers in Europe, Australia, the United States and Africa. As a result of large-scale deployments in these regions, its Teleguide Algorithms™ have become the most widely used nurse triage content product in the world.