Australia-listed Hills Limited, the parent company of health tech provider Hills Health Solutions, has announced its acquisition of connected care firm Extensia.
Extensia offers the RecordPoint platform which provides practitioners with real-time access to patient records and test results from anywhere. It enables safe sharing of health information through rigorous data security, user authentication, access control and audit trail views. Its solution has been used by governments, health services, aged care providers, indigenous health organisations, disabilities care providers, and research institutions.
WHAT IT’S FOR
According to a media release, Hills’ acquisition of Extensia is part of its strategy to further expand into the digital health sector.
Hills, through Hills Health, delivers health tech solutions to hospitals and aged care facilities, including its nurse call, GetWell’s patient engagement solutions, TV rental, and guest WiFi services
Together with Extensia, Hills said they will help resolve persisting challenges in Australia’s health system, such as interoperability, visibility of information across disparate systems, and curating data into meaningful insights.
THE LARGER TREND
Hills continues to focus on growing its digital health business through the signing of a conditional sales agreement last month to divest its security and information technology distribution business to another listed firm Dicker Data.
To further expand its offering, Hills Health has partnered with tech provider Olinqua to develop a solution that combines user interaction, reassurance notifications, and escalation management, utilising Hills’ nurse call and Olinqua’s critical messaging technology. The technology has already been deployed at the Austin Hospital in Melbourne and the Canberra Hospital.
In other news, Hills Health bagged a contract from New Zealand-based Kaweka Health in December last year to set up GetWell’s patient entertainment and engagement system at its surgery facility.