Hills Health parent company buys connected care company Extensia
Australia-based Hills Limited, the parent company of healthcare technology provider Hills Health Solutions, has announced its acquisition of connected care company Extensia.
Extensia offers the RecordPoint platform that allows practitioners to access patient records and test results in real time from anywhere. It enables secure sharing of health information through rigorous data security, user authentication, access control, and audit trail views. Its solution has been used by governments, health departments, senior care providers, indigenous health organizations, disability care providers, and research institutes.
WHAT’S THE POINT
According to a press release, Hills’ acquisition of Extensia is part of its strategy to further expand into the digital health space.
Hills, through Hills Health, provides health technology solutions to hospitals and senior care facilities, including its nurse call, GetWell patient engagement solutions, television rentals and guest Wi-Fi services.
Working with Extensia, Hills said they would help solve persistent challenges in Australia’s healthcare system, such as interoperability, visibility of information across disparate systems, and curating data into meaningful insights.
THE GREAT TREND
Hills continues to focus on growing its digital health business with the signing of a conditional sale agreement last month to divest its security and information technology distribution business to fellow listed company Dicker Data. .
To further expand its offering, Hills Health has partnered with technology provider Olinqua to develop a solution that combines user interaction, reassurance notifications and escalation management, using Hills Nurse Call and Olinqua’s critical messaging technology. The technology has already been deployed at Austin Hospital in Melbourne and Canberra Hospital.
In other news, Hills Health has landed a contract with the New Zealand-based company Kaweka Health in December last year to implement GetWell’s entertainment and patient engagement system at its surgery center.