5th August 2020
Civica strengthens position in healthcare with strategic acquisition of digital health software specialist InfoFlex
Civica, a global leader in software for public services, has announced that Civica UK Limited, the company’s wholly owned subsidiary, has acquired UK based healthcare software specialist Chameleon Information Management Services Limited and its subsidiary, Flex Software Limited, trading as InfoFlex.
With over 25 years’ experience in the healthcare sector, InfoFlex provides a market-leading cloud enabled application with trust-wide and cross-organisation capabilities. A signatory to techUK's Health & Social Care Interoperability Charter, its software integrates with existing hospital systems, across 65 clinical specialities including; cancer services, digital remote monitoring solutions (RMS), Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) and endoscopy.
A strategic acquisition for Civica’s Health & Care division, InfoFlex strengthens the Group’s position with capability including patient pathway tracking and workflow management, remote monitoring, data management and integration. Dedicated to managing and improving patient care and treatment processes within the NHS, InfoFlex integrates with Civica’s clinical information management cloud solution, Cito. This will enable real-time access to all clinical information, powered by flexible patient pathways, delivering a cost-effective electronic patient record (EPR) capability.
InfoFlex has more than 40,000 users across over 130 NHS trusts. During the COVID-19 pandemic, trusts have used InfoFlex in innovative ways to manage data collection and reporting. In one example, West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust used the software to set up a Virtual Hospital for the administration of patients being cared for in the community.
The acquisition is a significant strategic investment by Civica for its health division and builds on recent health cloud software acquisitions including Warwick International and Trac Systems, along with launching newly built products Cito and Civica Prescribing to establish a stronger integrated capability at a time when care providers are looking for cloud based, integrated solutions that enable real-time access and sharing of information.
Wayne Story, Civica Group CEO, said:
I am delighted to welcome InfoFlex into the Civica Group. The company’s market leading software and sector experience will strengthen our presence and expertise right at the heart of the NHS. We’re excited about the opportunities ahead to add even more value and digital capability for our customers and further help transform the way trusts deliver clinical care.
Marc Warburton, InfoFlex Chief Executive added:
As the next stage of our development, we’re excited to be joining Civica. This will enable us to benefit from the opportunities and expertise of the wider Group, helping us to support more customers in providing the data and information management software and innovation to improve health outcomes.
With a 30-year + track record in the health sector, Civica delivers software solutions to over 500 customers across the NHS and private care sector globally: from electronic prescribing and patient records to enhanced workforce efficiency. The Group provides cloud delivery to more than 20,000 clinicians, facilitates the scanning of 150 million documents and images and processes £60bn of NHS funds annually.