The most significant mergers and acquisitions of 2021
It's been a big year for wheeling and dealing in the healthcare IT space, that much is for sure. #9 on the list: In April, Vocera Communications announced its acquisition of PatientSafe Solutions for an undisclosed sum. PatientSafe's cloud technology combines nurse call notifications, secure messages, voice and other alerts from the EHR, helping clients manage workflows within a smartphone app. The deal "positions us well to extend our reach into small and mid-size hospitals with a simple-to-deploy and easy-to-use solution," said Vocera CEO Brent Lang.