Digital Reasoning buys Shareable, will launch healthcare vertical, integrate iOS apps
Just a month after receiving an investment from healthcare giant HCA, Nashville-based cognitive Digital Reasoning has acquired Shareable, a fellow Music City tech company known for its clinical documentation platform.
Shareable CEO Hal Andrews will now serve as president of Digital Reasoning’s healthcare business, officials said.
By combining Shareable’s technology, which automates clinical data collection at the point of care, with Digital Reasoning’s analytics, the company will be better able to give clinicians a more comprehensive view of patients by aggregating patient data across healthcare information systems.
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"Shareable’s focus on capture of structured and unstructured clinical data, easily extracted or exchanged for analysis, is valuable for clinicians, mobile health companies and EHR providers," Andrews said in a statement.
"Together with Digital Reasoning we will be able to analyze and understand vast amounts of electronic patient data such as doctor’s notes, lab results as well as pathology and radiology reports to provide meaningful clinical insights via intelligent assistants," he added.
As part of the acquisition, Shareable’s technologies will be fully integrated with Digital Reasoning’s product offerings, including its native iOS apps, which deliver and capture clinical information on mobile devices.
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Shareable’s cloud-based middleware platform enables the design of electronic forms across a variety of formats, helping change paper-based workflows into digital data streams; its experience in integrating with various electronic health record systems and clinical data warehouses enable secure data exchange between on-premise and cloud-based systems.
"There’s a tremendous demand for disruptive technology in health care to optimize care, improve research, and find waste and fraud," said Tim Estes, CEO of Digital Reasoning. "By acquiring Shareable, we are able to accelerate the development and delivery of new healthcare solutions."