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Richmond firms merge to form IT services company

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Two Richmond-based companies —Health Informatics International and Wheat Systems Integration — are merging to create an IT services company called Infian.

“This is truly a merger of equals, resulting in a company that is exponentially stronger,” Infian’s CEO, Beth Evans, said in a statement.

Evans and Hal Guarnieri were owners of Health Informatics International. Wheat Systems Integration was owned by Mike Wheat and Debbie Wheat. All four will be owners of the new company.

Company officials said Infian will have a wide range of capabilities, from software and systems development, to networking, security and information solutions, to data, hardware and network monitoring, and help desk services.

Founded in 1981, Health Informatics International is a health-care technology company that develops and supports electronic health record and medical billing systems. It also offers revenue cycle management services for physician offices and dialysis clinics.

Begun in 2002, Wheat Systems is an IT and data, networking, telecommunications and security technology firm. It offers a wide range of IT, unified communications and corporate services to address the business needs of government, education, health care, and commercial organizations.

“The capabilities and resources each company brings to the table are strikingly complementary,” Mike Wheat, Infian’s chief information officer and former CIO of Wheat Systems Integration.

Infian will have about 100 employees. In addition to its Richmond headquarters, it has offices throughout the U.S., the United Kingdom and Ireland.

“The name Infian describes the nature of our business: information management and technology” Marketing Director Steve Guarnieri said in a statement. “It also relays the term ‘infinite,’ which addresses the vast expertise and capabilities we have to manage vast amounts of critical information.”



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