Cloud9 enters hospital market, moves Monet users to Clarity

Sydney-based enterprise healthcare solutions vendor Cloud9 Software has entered into a strategic merger with Indian hospital information systems provider IdeaObject.

C9, which markets the Clarity primary care clinical information system as well as the Monet system it bought from iSOFT in 2010, will target private hospitals and day surgery groups with the new offering.

In addition to the Monet and Clarity primary care packages, C9 offers a health information exchange system called Clarity Spine and an integration engine called Synchronicity.

The corporate head office will be located in Sydney with product development remaining in Chennai, India. IdeaObject has over 300 installations around the world.

C9 CEO Marc Goldman said the merged entity will be called Cloud9 and all products will be distributed under the C9 brand.

Mr Goldman said IdeaObject has product suites that provide a comprehensive healthcare solution with localisation and integration capabilities that will give C9 “a fundamental foundation for the C9 HIS platform”.

“It will also give us the opportunity to further expand our customer base with the growth of our platform's cloud capabilities,” he said. “This will be offered to enterprises that require a managed cost effective solution for their hospital or day surgery group.

“Given the platform is cloud-enabled we are looking at a new, more cost effective model for those organisations that may want to manage the cost more effectively. That market is really under-serviced at the moment.”

He said the IdeaObject HIS will form the C9 HIS component and will be brought to the market under the new C9 brand. Clarity will remain the solution for the primary care market.

Mr Goldman said Monet, which is used in medical centres across Australia, would continue to be supported until sites moved over to Clarity.

“At the moment we are busy upgrading our Monet sites to Clarity,” he said. “This will take us some time to complete.

“In the meantime we will continue to support Monet and will give our sites significant notice prior to discontinuing support for Monet.”

Both Clarity and Monet are PCEHR compliant.

Posted in Australian eHealth

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