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EMIS buys Cambridge's Digital Healthcare Limited for £3.1m

Leeds-based EMIS Group have acquired Digital Healthcare Limited, a Cambridge-based firm, for £3.1m.

Digital Healthcare employ 35 people and 2012 financial reports show the company made £0.1m profit before tax on £3.4m revenue.

The firm are specialists in provision and management of retinal screen programmes to community clinics, mobile units, specialist ophthalmology departments and practitioners.

An announcement of the acquisition from EMIS Group suggested Digital Healthcare enjoyed a 75% market share in England and Wales.

EMIS’s non-executive chairman, Mike O’Leary was Digital Healthcare’s chairman. The firm was owned by a group of venture capital investors.

Chris Spencer, CEO of EMIS Group, said: “I am delighted to welcome Digital Healthcare to the EMIS Group. Diabetic retinopathy is the most common cause of blindness in the UK and it has been estimated that screening services could save more than 400 people per year from sight loss in England alone.

“As well as the obvious health benefits for those suffering from this long term condition, we see immediate opportunities for the Group in the provision of hosted services and a full end-to-end managed Diabetic Retinopathy screening service. In the medium term we also see further scope to integrate primary, community and acute healthcare and data for those at risk.”

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