Harris Healthcare acquires Iatric Systems, will run it as an independent business

The company will continue to develop integration technology help hospitals with EHR optimization, medical device integration interoperability and other functions.
By Mike Miliard
Harris Healthcare, Iatric Systems logos

Harris Healthcare has acquired Iatric Systems for an undisclosed sum. Boxford, Massachusetts-based Iatric, which specializes in integration tools to help hospitals optimize their electronic health records and other IT infrastructure, will operate as an independent business unit of Harris, officials said.

Iatric President and Chief Operating Office Frank Fortner who has been with the company for two decades, has been namer executive vice president for Iatric Systems.

Iatric develops an array of technology for medical device connectivity, security, interoperability and other areas of EHR optimization.

For instance, its FlexButton application enables single sign-on, helping clinicians avoid multiple re-authentications when accessing third-party data in the EHR.

And it has partnered with device makers such as Hospira to promote more secure connectivity between smart infusion pumps and EHRs, using its Accelero Connect software.

"The acquisition of Iatric Systems represents a natural extension of our offerings in the healthcare information technology segment," said Harris Healthcare President Jerry Canada Jr.

Fortner added that the size and scale of Harris, which will offer the Iatric business unit new and resources to help support its customers, "helps positions Iatric Systems "for continued and long-term success in line with our 28-year history of providing innovative healthcare IT solutions to hospitals."

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