from the April 2013 issue

Allscripts acquires dbMotion for $235m

Healthcare software developer dbMotion Ltd. has been acquired by Allscripts Healthcare Solutions Inc. (Nasdaq: MDRX) for $235 million in cash and shares, the companies announced. Allscripts will pay $145 million in cash, $50 million of stock and $40 million in cash via a note payable within 18 months.

Allscripts is dbMotion's distributor. The companies initiated a strategic partnership in 2009 and Allscripts made an equity investment in dbMotion in 2011. dbMotion technology is a key component of the Allscripts Connected Community of Health. 370 hospitals and 2,800 clinics around the world currently use dbMotion technology.

Founded in 2004, dbMotion is a pioneer in computerized healthcare information and sharing systems. The Hod Hasharon-based company has tens of millions of dollars in annual turnover and 110 employees at its headquarters and technology centers in Ra'anana and Omer, Israel..

dbMotion provides a strategic platform for care coordination and population health management that integrates discrete patient data from diverse care settings, regardless of IT supplier, into a single patient record. It provides a longitudinal clinical data repository with semantically normalized patient data, point of care tools, a physician portal, population tools and an analytics gateway. This reduces the cost of care delivery and enables better physician-to-physician care coordination.

"We share Allscripts' vision to create an open, EHR-neutral, connected community of health," said dbMotion chairman and CEO Yuval Ofek. "We look forward to accelerating our mission to impact industry-wide interoperability and to deliver solutions that support new value-based payment models and improve the health of populations."

dbMotion has raised $50 million from Pitango Venture Capital, Gemini Israel Funds, and Vertex Venture Capital and from the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.

Pitango managing general partner Rami Beracha told "Globes", "dbMotion is at an all-time high by every measure: sales, strategic agreements, team, and management."

Reprinted from the Israel High-Tech & Investment Report April 2013

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