Advanced to acquire NHS provider Plain Healthcare

Advanced Computer Software Group, a provider of software and IT services to the healthcare and commercial sectors, is acquiring Avia Health Informatics, a developer and provider of clinical decision support and referral facilitation software.

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Advanced Computer Software Group, a provider of software and IT services to the healthcare and commercial sectors, is acquiring Avia Health Informatics, a developer and provider of clinical decision support and referral facilitation software.

The purchase consists of the acquisition by Advanced of 100 percent of the share capital of Avia’s trading subsidiary Plain Healthcare, "in consideration for the assignment and novation of the obligations of Avia under the £350,000 convertible loan note owed to Advanced, following its investment in Avia in September 2012", said Advanced.

Advanced said the acquisition would aid its sales across the NHS, with Plain Healthcare’s Pathfinder referral facilitation and Odyssey clinical decision support systems being used by over 100 NHS customers.

The two companies were already partners in the health sector through the Advanced Health & Care subsidiary.

The acquisition is subject to approval by Avia’s shareholders and is expected to complete on or around 16 October, said Advanced.