US firm Lightbeam completes acquisition of HIE provider Browsersoft

US-based Lightbeam Health Solutions has strengthened its end-to-end population health management solution with the acquisition Browsersoft, a privately held health information exchange (HIE) solution provider.

Browsersoft provides HIE solutions for hospitals, health systems, states, communities and other stakeholders within the US and several global markets.

The OpenHRE solution from Browersoft allows healthcare communities to exchange data from disparate systems enabling providers to have the most comprehensive, up-to-date patient information resulting in better coordinated care, improved quality and reduced costs.

Lightbeam president Jerry Shultz said: "Lightbeam is committed to our leadership position in the population health technology space. Maintaining the lead in interoperability and data aggregation solutions is therefore a strategic imperative. It all starts with the data.

"In addition to our extensive data acquisition assets, OpenHRE will enable the two-way exchange of clinical data and will allow providers to have the most current health information for each patient. The result of all this will be improved care coordination and a lower cost of care."

It is reported that the OpenHRE platform has been deployed in more than 60 communities within the US and in various global markets, and Browsersoft has successfully showed their capabilities in multiple IHE Connectathons both in the US and Europe.

Browsersoft CEO Don Grodecki said: "We believe our health information exchange products will enhance Lightbeam Health's population health management product suite.

"We look forward to working with the Lightbeam team and their customers, as well as our existing customers, to provide an industry leading solution that will enable providers to more readily exchange clinical data for the patient populations under their care."

Lightbeam aims at providing the insight and capabilities healthcare clients need to ensure patients receive the right care at the right time.

The company's platform facilitates end-to-end population health management for ACOs, Payers, Large Provider Groups, Health Systems and other healthcare organisations.