Net Health, a provider of cloud-based software solutions for specialized outpatient care, announces it has entered into an agreement to acquire Optima Healthcare Solutions (Optima).

Optima is a provider of cloud-based electronic medical record software for contract therapy companies, skilled nursing and assisted living facilities, outpatient therapy clinics, home health therapy providers and hospice organizations.

Combining these two companies will enable them to serve multiple specialized clinical settings throughout the continuum of care — an estimated 14,000 facilities across North America, suggests a media release from Pittsburgh-based Net Health.

“We are extremely excited about what this acquisition will bring to healthcare providers across our customer base,” states Anthony Sanzo, Net Health chairman and CEO, in the release. “Our combined products, expertise, talent, and resources will accelerate our ability to deliver the fully-connected data and predictive capabilities healthcare providers need to thrive in a value-based world.”

“This transaction will allow us to expand our vision of enabling the cross-continuum care that patients deserve and our healthcare system demands,” adds Josh Pickus, Optima’s president and CEO. “As our customers navigate upcoming regulatory change, this transaction positions us to do even more to help them deliver industry-leading provider experiences and patient outcomes.”

“This combination will accelerate our innovation cycle and create an even broader set of opportunities for our customers and the patients they serve,” Patrick Colletti, Net Health’s COO, comments. “We look forward to blazing new trails for our customers while becoming the workplace of choice for our employees to grow personally, professionally, and in our communities.”

Sanzo will continue in his role through the integration of the two companies. Post-integration, he will become Net Health’s executive chairman. Pickus will join Net Health as president and chief integration officer and will succeed Sanzo as CEO when the integration is complete.

Colletti will continue to serve in his role as Net Health’s COO during the integration and become the company’s chief innovation officer.

Net Health will continue to be headquartered in Pittsburgh, and will serve customers nationwide with office locations in six states.

[Source(s): Net Health, PRWeb]