Reston-based Avizia Inc. combines with Emerge.MD
Reston-based Avizia Inc., a telemedicine hardware solution-provider, has merged with Arizona-based Emerge.MD, a telemedicine software provider.
The merger combines Avizia's telehealth devices and video conferencing offerings with Emerge.MD's software. The merged company is named Avizia.
Financial details of the transaction were not disclosed.
Company officials said the combined platform will allow telemedicine to be used to expand access to providers, quickly diagnose patients and improve their overall delivery of care.
“Health-care providers are rapidly integrating telemedicine into their clinical workflows as a means of improving health-care outcomes, dramatically extending the reach of medical practitioners, and improving the efficiency of care delivery,” Mike Baird, CEO, Avizia Inc., said in a statement.
“Providers today don't have what they need to quickly get telemedicine pilots off the ground,” he said. “They are forced to cobble together various in-house and vendor hardware and software. Providers are clamoring for a packaged, whole solution that tightly integrates carts, peripherals, and software — all tied to their [electronic health records] and systems of record.”
Avizia official said its telemedicine solution combines video devices with clinical workflow management and HIPAA compliant communication software. The software integrates with hospitals' existing electronic health record systems as well as provider and patient cell phones, tablets and laptops.