Instead of A Tale of Two Cities, this bit of news is a tale of two EHR providers: eMDs has bought Aprima Medical Software. Both companies offer electronic health record solutions as well as other medical software and tools.

The financial details of the transaction were not disclosed.

In addition to its EHR offering, eMDs provides practice management, revenue cycle management, credentialing and population health management solutions. The company is based in Austin, Texas.

Aprima, which is headquartered in Richardson, Texas, offers its EHR system, practice management software and revenue cycle management solutions to ambulatory care organizations.

In a statement, eMDs CEO Derek Pickell said:

eMDs’ acquisition of Aprima represents an exciting growth opportunity for both of our businesses. The unique combination of our technologies and services prepares us to offer the most powerful and comprehensive portfolio of solutions available — and that means greater impact, increased productivity and less operational burden for healthcare providers. Our bottom line is about facilitating the best patient outcomes, and together our companies clear the path for providers to do their best work while enhancing their financial strength.

The acquisition will allow eMDs to enhance its focus on providing ambulatory care solutions. Together, the companies’ solutions are used by more than 63,000 providers in over 26,000 practices and hospitals, according to a news release.

The combined organization will operate as eMDs and Aprima, an eMDs company, until the integration is officially finalized. Its headquarters will be in Austin, though there will be additional facilities in the U.S. and India.

Pickell will head up the company. Aprima CEO Michael Nissenbaum will serve in an advisory role during the integration process. Meanwhile, the rest of the new company’s leadership team will come from the executive teams of eMDs and Aprima.

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