HCA to Acquire PatientKeeper
Healthcare IT News
Hospital Corporation of America will acquire PatientKeeper, which makes software that enables physicians to have a unified view of disparate patient data, for an undisclosed sum.
For more than a decade, PatientKeeper has developed apps that give doctors ways to see information aggregated from multiple systems across a hospital. Some 58,000 docs at community hospitals, academic medical centers and other providers use its technology, including apps for computerized provider order entry, charge capture, physician portals and more.
For the past seven years, physicians at some of the 164 HCA-affiliated hospitals have been using PatientKeeper to access a single view of their patients’ information across a variety of hospital systems. Officials say this streamlines workflow and makes for better patient care.
By purchasing PatientKeeper outright, HCA hopes to apply some if its resources to the continued development of HCA’s electronic health record, officials say, and help its physicians make better use of its CPOE, medication reconciliation and documentation tools.