emids, a healthcare IT leader and data & analytics solution provider has recently announced the acquisition of Encore Health Resources, a leading health information analytics and technology consulting company.\n\nWith this acquisition emids is hopeful that they would have an increased ability to serve the needs of providers, and offer more holistic solutions to payers and technology partners.\n\nSaurabh Sinha, CEO, emids said \u201cWith the healthcare industry becoming more integrated and the focus on consumerism growing, we\u2019re seeing more collaboration between payers and providers.\u201d\n\n\n\u201cThe ability to provide healthcare technology expertise and solutions that serve both payers and providers will be critical to help our customers succeed in the future\u201d,\n \n-Saurabh Sinha, CEO, emids.\n\n\nEncore specializes in developing analytics to fulfil the growing information and reporting needs of the healthcare IT landscape. It further helps in planning, implementing and optimizing clinical data system to meet the requirements of the fast evolving space.\n\nEncore brings with it a team of experts specializing in clinical and business applications. emids is looking forward to utilize this rich experience of working with large and diverse healthcare systems that Encore brings along.\n\n\u201cMoreover, Encore has a culture of helping customers succeed and enabling the professional growth of its people. And these are ideas that resonate with us\u201d, emids said in its company blog post. Driving inspiration from these common values, emids intends to offer sharper solutions that would set them apart as industry leaders.\n\nThe company blogpost also noted that Encore would operate as a business unit within emids, spearheaded by Tom Niehaus, who has been associated with Encore for the last few years and in its latest capacity was the President and CEO of the Houston based firm. It also said that Dana Sellers will be a member their board of directors.\n\nThe acquisition would mean an increase in emids\u2019 people strength by almost 200 consultants with more than 50 health systems being added to their portfolio, thus deepening their healthcare analytics expertise.\n\n\u201cIt\u2019s exciting times ahead\u201d, said emids, who has been catering to Fortune 500 healthcare firms since 1999 and has developed 20 specialized clinical analytics systems that help lower operational cost by 30%.