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January 04, 2013

Lexmark to Acquire Acuo Technologies

Lexmark International, Inc. has recently taken over Acuo Technologies, a company specializing in performance software and services for clinical content management, data migration and vendor neutral archives (VNA). The deal was closed with the cash purchase price of approximately $45 million.

This acquisition will strengthen and differentiate Lexmark’s industry-leading healthcare offerings as the healthcare IT market continues to expand at a rapid pace. In addition, this new acquisition will enable Lexmark to merge its perceptive software healthcare software solutions with Acuo Technologies to offer its customers a single, enterprise-wide access platform for clinical content via any electronic medical record (EMR) system.

"Perceptive Software's rich process and content solution combined with Acuo Technologies' Universal Clinical Platform will provide users a single, enterprise-wide view of all patient medical information from within the EMR system," said Scott Coons, Perceptive Software president and chief executive officer and Lexmark vice president, in a statement. "Physicians will have immediate access to all patient information—from prescriptions to x-rays, ultrasounds, CT scans and more—from directly within the EMR, regardless of the department in which it was conducted or the technology used to create and store it.

Acuo Technologies' offerings are currently used by various national governments, university medical centers, and urban and regional acute care centers and companies in North America and Europe. Its offering comprises a single integration point for all medical imaging assets, lowering costs and risks through the UCP's ability to work with different systems as well as offering flexibility and efficiency across users and departments.

"Combining Acuo Technologies' clinical content solutions with Perceptive Software's content and process expertise allows us to offer healthcare customers more compelling end-to-end solutions that integrate and manage both medical image and document-centric patient information, all integrated with the EMR," added Jeff Timbrook, Acuo Technologies chief executive officer.

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Edited by Jamie Epstein