Volume 9, Number 50 October  5, 2020



BULLETIN

Complia Health Sheds Igea, Focuses on ContinuLink and Suncoast
Igea Acauired by Careficient


Complia Health announced today the completion of a strategic business deal with Careficient, a respected agency management system provider. Complia Health’s holding company (CH Group Holdings, Inc.) and Careficient Inc. have entered into an agreement whereby Careficient purchased all the stock of Indura Systems, Inc., the owner of the Igea home health software solution. Under the agreement, Careficient will assume all operations of the Igea business effective October 1, 2020.

The transaction represents the next phase of a comprehensive business and market realignment undertaken by Complia Health, beginning with an early 2020 consolidation to focus on the U.S. market. As Martin Ambrose, President and CEO of Complia Health, says, "Last fall we undertook a strategy to focus on our core business exclusively in the U.S. enterprise and mid-market segments, providing Electronic Medical Record (EMR), Electronic Visit Verification (EVV) and related solutions to home health care and hospice organizations." Today's announcement demonstrates a further consolidation to focus exclusively on the company’s ContinuLink and Suncoast solutions and corresponding markets.

"Our solutions are mission-critical to our customers' operations to provide the finest care to their clients," Ambrose continues, "We determined that our Igea customers and employees would be better served by an organization more specifically focused on providing solutions to the SMB market segment. We believe Careficient represents that and will support them on the things that matter most to this segment of the market. I would like to thank our loyal Igea clients, and especially our employees, for their many years of support and wish them only success in the future as they transition to Careficient."

Bill Creach, Founder and CEO of Careficient, says, "The goal of Careficient has always been to provide a system for agency owners and managers that would assist in streamlining their organization while ensuring the highest level of patient care for their patients. We are excited to welcome the Igea customers into our family and work together to ensure our mutual goals are always met. We are also very excited to welcome the talented and committed employees on the Igea team, and for Careficient to continue a positive relationship with Complia Health moving forward as two key providers in the home health and hospice industries."

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