Health tech rebrand signals expansion through acquisition

Surgical instrument track and trace software, FingerPrint Medical, and clinical data analytics platform, Net Solving, are set to rebrand as its owners unveil plans to expand its product offering through acquisition.

Now, under the new Athera Healthcare brand, Net Solving will become Athera Insights and FingerPrint Medical will take the identity of Athera FingerPrint. 

FingerPrint Medical and Net Solving were acquired by Athera Healthcare in 2023 and 2022, respectively. 

The rebrand will unite the two operations and is central to Athera Healthcare’s strategic vision to advance patient care, by investing in innovation and acquiring new technologies. This will provide customers with interoperable systems which serve up vital health insights. 

Founded in 1996, FingerPrint Medical provides a digital solution for tracking the sterilisation, decontamination, repair and replacement requirements of surgical equipment to ensure their safe and compliant use. 

Its innovative track and trace system is used across the NHS and is a national supplier in Ireland’s public hospitals. 

Net Solving is a health data analytics platform used in high profile national and international healthcare projects by organisations such as the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, the British Society for Rheumatology, the Royal College of Anaesthetists, and the Cystic Fibrosis Trust. 

For more than a decade it has provided real-time data insights for clinical audits, disease and patient registries and quality improvement programmes.   

CEO of Athera Healthcare, Gordon Cooper, said: “Our strategic vision is to provide an ever-evolving suite of digital solutions through investment and acquisition which help the healthcare industry progress through the power of health insights. 

“While both Net Solving and FingerPrint Medical are well known and have earned fantastic reputations in their own right, we needed to take this final step to unite them.” 

With the launch of Athera Insights and FingerPrint also comes development within its existing product offering, including bringing together intelligence from EPR solutions to allow cross-system reporting, analysis and data exchange.  

Gordon added: “As well as representing a new chapter for us as a group, this rebrand signals our ambition to grow through further acquisitions – particularly within the field of data insights for the benefit of population health.

“Our plan for growth is focused on bringing together the very best health technology innovation and people to advance care and spark real, industry-wide change.

“We're committed to improving patient outcomes, and through close collaboration help our customers achieve their goals.”

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