Primary Care News, Secondary Care

Advanced acquires Docman

British software and services provider Advanced has acquired Docman, the market-leading electronic document management, workflow and information sharing platform provider to primary and secondary care services. The acquisition accelerates Advanced’s Cloud-first strategy and supports its ambitions to help the NHS in transforming health and care through technology.

Docman is the first choice for primary and secondary care providers looking to manage paperless clinical documents.  Its technology is responsible for maintaining one billion detailed records and documents for over 40,000,000 patients in the UK, managing over 3,000,000 items of weekly patient correspondence.  Adding to Advanced’s presence in Urgent & Unplanned care, Out of Hours and NHS Community & Mental Health Trusts, Docman has more than 5,400 GP practices, 115 NHS Trusts (hospitals) and 178 Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) within the care community benefiting from improved patient care through its solutions.

“The NHS is undergoing a digital transformation that will impact us all and is constantly looking for new ways to innovate,” comments Gordon Wilson, CEO of Advanced. “Adding Docman’s acclaimed Cloud software to our own strong portfolio of healthcare solutions means we have a more comprehensive offering to support the NHS in achieving its goals. We have automation to drive efficiencies, the Cloud to deliver connected patient services, and augmented intelligence innovations and virtual health assistant apps to encourage self-assessment and self-care significantly alleviating some pressures on the system. At such a transformative time, this acquisition quickly boosts our position and today’s news is therefore incredibly exciting for us and both Docman and Advanced’s existing customers.”

Docman is a complementary acquisition of a market-leading healthcare business which creates a significantly enhanced presence for Advanced in NHS care providers.