Health Tech

PointClickCare Acquires CPSI’s Post-Acute EHR Subsidiary

CPSI sold American HealthTech — its subsidiary that provides an EHR platform for the post-acute care market — to post-acute health IT vendor PointClickCare. American HealthTech’s customers have already begun transitioning to PointClickCare’s platform.

On Wednesday, Computer Programs and Systems, Inc. (CPSI) sold American HealthTech — its subsidiary that provides an EHR platform for the post-acute care market — to post-acute health IT vendor PointClickCare Technologies. The terms of the deal were not disclosed.

PointClickCare will now assume American HealthTech’s customer base. These customers “will have the full benefit of leveraging the entire PointClickCare portfolio and its offerings across care settings,” declared PointClickCare CEO Dave Wessinger.

His company was founded 25 years ago to tackle the siloed nature of healthcare in the senior care industry.

“Across the healthcare continuum, there remain operational inefficiencies and barriers for providers to evolve in terms of care delivery as patient needs become more complex,” Wessinger said. “PointClickCare’s mission is to address critical gaps in healthcare that are caused by some of these factors and better serve high-needs populations through an expanding care collaboration network.”

PointClickCare’s EHR platform and other technology solutions are aimed at improving both the provider and patient experience for accountable care organizations, hospitals, health systems, ambulatory clinics, long-term care facilities and post-acute care providers. The company’s cloud-based platform delivers real-time insights at the point of care to facilitate more efficient transitions and improved post-discharge outcomes, Wessinger explained.

At its core, PointClickCare seeks to enable value-based care delivery and access to real‐time insights at every stage of seniors’ healthcare journeys, he added. By acquiring American HealthTech and taking over its customer base, PointClickCare can continue to fulfill this mission by expanding the number of providers it serves, Wessinger said.

He noted that PointClickCare will work closely with American HealthTech’s customers to ensure they are set up successfully on their new platform and are fully confident in their migration process. He declined to say how many customers American HealthTech had, but he shared that the subsidiary served “various” community hospitals, clinics and post-acute care facilities. 

“While [American HealthTech] customers are free to explore the market, our platform is truly unmatched in the industry, and we are acutely aware of the needs, opportunities, and challenges for senior care providers,” Wessinger stated. “We are confident in our ability to migrate customers effectively and identify the best solutions so they can continue servicing their facilities, residents and patients with the same level of efficiency and care.”

John Pulliam, executive director of the Fountainview Center for Alzheimer’s Disease in Georgia, is a former American HealthTech customer who has already made the shift to PointClickCare’s platform. His organization’s transition went quite smoothly, according to a statement from the press release that announced the acquisition.

“We are excited to have such a proven partner on our side so we can continue providing the care our residents have come to expect from us, while also preparing for the future with a more integrated, cloud-based solution. I believe transitioning to PointClickCare has also brought about a sense of unity with our staff, and seeing our clinical team working together to help one another as they learn has been inspiring,” Pulliam remarked.

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