LRS Health and Sysmex form trans-Tasman alliance

Australian pathology management system provider LRS Health and New Zealand-based laboratory information system vendor Sysmex have formed a collaborative arrangement to allow each country to market their products across both countries.

LRS Health’s products include the MediPATH lab management solution and an automatic hospital billing system called MediBILL that interfaces with Medicare. Sysmex markets the Delphic laboratory information system (LIS), the dominant player in the New Zealand market, as well as the Eclair clinical data repository.

Sysmex product manager Noel Paggao said the alliance would allow both companies to expand their markets by leveraging each other's strengths, as well as by integrating with each country's different billing and blood bank systems.

“We already have dominance in New Zealand as LIS vendors so this is about growth of our respective organisations,” Mr Paggao said. “In the pathology space, there is a fair degree of aggregation by public pathology providers so supporting that is the rationalisation of laboratory information systems into a single solution.”

In a statement, Sysmex CEO James Webster said the 
agreement will be mutually beneficial for both companies and the healthcare organisations they service. “We are excited to be working with LRS Health – they have a long-standing reputation in Australia, highly regarded products and strong knowledge of the local industry,” he said.

LRS Health chairman and chief software architect Andrew Edgley said the agreement would provide his company with the benefits of working with a larger, global organisation in Sysmex and strengthen the position of LRS Health in the local Australian market.

“Our current customers and future customers will benefit from more flexibility, continuity of service and local customer support, plus the advantage of being able to leverage the combined skill and experience from both companies,” he said.

Posted in Australian eHealth

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