PointClickCare, an Ontario-based healthcare technology platform, announced plans Wednesday to acquire Baltimore’s connected care platform Audacious Inquiry. Together, the companies will continue to address gaps in healthcare, specifically in comprehensive patient data transfers.
Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.
Audacious Inquiry’s platform allows healthcare providers to transfer and receive comprehensive, actionable and event-driven patient data across U.S. healthcare systems. The SaaS company is a trusted partner to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
“We are excited to welcome Audacious Inquiry to the PointClickCare community as we build on our proven track record of solving complex problems in healthcare,” PointClickCare CEO Dave Wessinger said in a statement. “This acquisition will enable PointClickCare to expand the reach of our solutions by adding Audacious Inquiry’s strong products and network of relationships as the shift to value‐based care fuels the growing market demand for intelligence and collaboration tools.”
PointClickCare’s platform allows for collaboration and access to real-time insights between healthcare providers. This empowers doctors and nurses with information at any stage of a patient’s healthcare journey, making them better equipped to give quality continuing care.
For example, if a patient comes out of surgery and is later released to a different hospital or referred out for physical therapy, PointClickCare’s platform makes it easy for that patient’s treatment plan and other healthcare information to be pulled up by over 25,000 long-term post-acute care providers and over 1,600 hospitals.
“We are incredibly proud to join the PointClickCare family, where we see alignment with the ambition inherent in our mission — to be the single most impactful platform for transforming care,” Audacious Inquiry’s CEO Chris Brandt said in a statement. “For more than twenty years, we have collaborated with our partners across the country to build networks that fundamentally improve care collaboration and have supported federal and state agencies in developing and implementing interoperability initiatives. We are excited about the next chapter of our work to improve care quality and patient outcomes through our combination with PointClickCare and our ongoing commitment to our partners.”
According to Technical.ly, all 170 Audacious Inquiry employees will remain at the company’s Baltimore offices and operate as Audacious Inquiry under PointClickCare.
Audacious Inquiry is currently hiring seven positions across its corporate, delivery and operations, engineering and sales and marketing teams. Most of these positions are either tied to its Baltimore offices or approved for remote work.