EPR specialists Nautilus Consulting acquired by Accenture to support digital transformation delivery

Global professional services company Accenture announced that it has acquired UK-based digital healthcare consultancy Nautilus Consulting, in a move hoped to  “enhance Accenture’s digital transformation, implementation, and optimisation capabilities across the U.K. and global healthcare space”.

EPR specialists Nautilus Consulting will join Accenture’s health strategy and consulting team, helping to “bridge the gap between clinical users and IT solution suppliers” with a focus on improving patient experience and health outcomes whilst driving efficiencies in cost and operations.

Nautilus’s experience in procurement and implementation of Oracle Health’s Millennium platform (formerly Cerner), is expected to help Accenture to build its own strategic relationship with Oracle Health, which Accenture expects will “further enhance” its ability to deliver end-to-end digital transformation experience at scale.

Ashish Goel, a senior managing director at Accenture, said: “With a proven track record in delivering EPR transformation projects, Nautilus has the right talent, digital capabilities, and strategic insights to further harness the data and technology needed to improve the access, experience and outcome of healthcare services. Together, our combined expertise will enable healthcare providers to accelerate their digital transformation, drive better outcomes for all – and help us on our journey to becoming a leading healthcare transformation partner of choice.”

Simon Evans, managing director at Nautilus, commented: “For over a decade, Nautilus has been dedicated to supporting healthcare providers to achieve maximum value from their digital investments.  With increasing costs, resourcing challenges and greater demand than ever, now is the right time for us to unleash our potential with Accenture and make an even bigger difference to the healthcare ecosystem.”

In other acquisition news, Total Specific Solutions has announced the acquisition of patient administration system and electronic patient record supplier, IMS MAXIMS.

Elsewhere, digital pharmacy company Phlo Technologies has announced the acquisition of the UK branch of US-based healthcare platform Truepill, following Phlo’s announcement last month of £10 million in Series A funding.