Kansas City-based Sphere3 Consulting announced its acquisition by Critical Alert Systems, a nursing software company in Jacksonville, Fla.
The agreement between the companies is expected to be finalized near the end of February. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Through the acquisition, Sphere3’s current service-delivery staff will be augmented by Critical Alert’s engineering and operations teams. Sphere3’s CEO, Kourtney Govro, will join the Critical Alert executive team as vice president of business development and managing director of the Sphere3 clinical advisory division.
Sphere3 earned Thinking Bigger’s 25 Under 25 Small Business Award in 2017.
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About the companies
Critical Alert is a secure nurse-call system designed to make patients’ and nurses’ lives easier. Sphere3’s award-winning patient data analytics platform, Aperum, will be combined with Critical Alert’s software-based nurse-call platform to improve overall standards of performance for patient care and safety.
The combination of the two platforms will additionally “enable hospitals to leverage patient-generated data captured in the nurse call application to identify gaps in staffing and performance,” according to a news release.
According to the companies’ announcement on Feb. 12, the merger will “establish new standards of performance for patient care and safety in the patient communications market.”
John Elms, CEO and founder of Critical Alert, will work hand-in-hand with Govro.
“I look forward to a close collaboration with Kourtney and the Sphere3 team to continue bringing additional value to our nurse-call customers over and above the technical capabilities of our industry-leading software-based patient communication platform,” Elms said.