Mediware Information Systems Inc announces its acquisition of BlueStrata EHR, a cloud-based electronic health record for long-term post-acute care providers.

The acquisition of BlueStrata allows Mediware to better address the health care needs of the aging population and the business and process needs of the broader post-acute care market, through accelerated product innovation as well as extensive analytics, according to a media release from the Lenexa, Kan-based medical software solutions provider.

“We see tremendous potential with BlueStrata EHR. It’s a comprehensive, easy-to-use clinical and billing system for the long-term care industry,” says Bill Miller, CEO of Mediware, in the release.

“BlueStrata EHR provides Mediware with a high-quality solution and a new market opportunity where we can share our expertise in improving care through technology. Together with BlueStrata EHR, Mediware now offers the broadest set of solutions in the post-acute software market, including home health, hospice, and rehab,” he adds.

BlueStrata EHR utilizes a cloud-based software as a service (SaaS) model designed to meet the specific clinical, financial, and operational needs of skilled nursing and assisted living facilities. It is also integrated with billing, accounting, and business intelligence modules.

Through this acquisition, BlueStrata EHR will have access to expanded resources, including investments in technology, sales, and marketing, the release continues.

“Mediware understands the importance of home and community-based care and the growth opportunities driven by our aging population and need for higher quality, lower cost care,” states Todd Holtmann, president of BlueStrata EHR, in the release. “We share Mediware’s focus on great company culture and excellent customer service, so we believe this will truly help and benefit our customers.”

BlueStrata EHR is headquartered in St Louis, and Mediware plans to maintain this location.

[Source(s): Mediware, BusinessWire]