Quality Systems Inc. Acquires Opus Healthcare Solutions

John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media , February 11, 2010

Healthcare IT systems provider Quality Systems Inc., of Irvine, CA, announced today it will acquire inpatient services software developer Opus Healthcare Solutions, Inc. Financial terms were not disclosed in a media release announcing the deal.

QSI said Austin, TX-based Opus will be combined with Sphere Health Systems, Inc., a Laguna Hills, CA-based healthcare software services developer that was acquired in August. The two acquisitions will become part of NextGen Healthcare Information System, Inc., QSI’s wholly owned subsidiary that will focus on community and rural hospitals with 100 beds or less.

"We have seen demand grow in the rural and community marketplace due to the Stark relaxation, emergence of health information exchange initiatives, and impending incentives resulting from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act," said NextGen Healthcare President Scott Decker, in a media release. "Through our many years of working with ambulatory providers closely associated with or owned by community hospitals, it became clear that we could meet this demand by broadening our offering to include both ambulatory and inpatient solutions."

Decker said there is a growing demand for a single, "cloud-based" technology platform that can coordinate across both ambulatory and inpatient care settings. "These new acquisitions afford us the necessary capabilities to address client needs and fill a void currently present within the rural and community hospital marketplace," Decker said.

John Commins is a senior editor with HealthLeaders Media.

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