Healthcare at Home Ltd, a leading UK provider of home-based healthcare, has acquired Sciensus Ltd, a provider of health informatics for clients across the NHS and the healthcare industry.
The acquisition will enable Healthcare at Home to provide sophisticated data capture and reporting systems for its clients alongside its existing clinical care services.
The kind of information gathered by Sciensus about how treatments work in real settings, rather than in clinical trials, is crucial to the current development of community-based and patient-centred healthcare.
Sciensus will continue to operate independently with its current management team. Healthcare at Home will work with Sciensus to maximise the profile and value and effect of its clinical services.
Mike Gordon, CEO of Healthcare at Home, said: “With the NHS and pharmaceutical sector seeking greater measures of the efficiency and effectiveness of their interventions, the acquisition of Sciensus gives Healthcare at Home industry-leading expertise with which to help our customers achieve this goal.”
Healthcare at Home delivers a wide range of clinical services to more than 100,000 patients each year, working in partnership with the NHS, private medical insurers, pharmaceutical companies, charities and self-funding patients. The company provides a full-service home healthcare delivered by fully-trained nursing staff.
Sciensus is based at the University of Sussex Innovation Centre. Based in Burton on Trent, Staffordshire, Healthcare at Home operates from a number of locations across the UK.