Pharmacy software supplier CareSoft has been taken over by SmartMed. With effect from 14 June 2019 all activities in the field of developing and maintaining software applications for the pharmacy market in the Netherlands will be carried out as part of SmartMed. The acquisition is a logical next step within SmartMed's strategy to realize a modern and innovative software platform that specializes in solutions for the complex domain of medication management.
CareSoft is with its AIS (Apotheek Informatie Systeem) "FarmaSys" an established name as a software supplier for the community pharmacy and expects with the acquisition by SmartMed to offer its users a successful future. "We are very pleased with this acquisition because SmartMed ensures that CareSoft's product and team retain a future in the Dutch pharmacy market" said Rianne Wubs, CEO CareSoft. "The acquisition not only provides CareSoft users with continuity, but also a strategy and development plan. With SmartMed we have found a party that fits our pragmatic culture, focused on the needs of our customers." For now, CareSoft will continue to operate under its own name and all employees will be retained for the organization.
Ywe ten Kate, pharmacist at SmartMed: "Pharmacists tell us that they have a growing need for efficient operations and logistics. At the same time they are looking for ways to improve the development of pharmacotherapeutic care around patients. Themes such as collaboration between different care providers and medication safety in the region play a role in this". In the coming period we will continue to work on the development of a modern, future-oriented software platform that gives substance to this. The acquisition of CareSoft, including the wishes and experiences of the CareSoft users, makes an important contribution to achieving this goal.
SmartMed, founded in 2016, focuses on developing a specialized medication management software platform in the Netherlands for hospitals, institutions and pharmacies. Recently, the company launched and implemented its solution SmartMed Hospital at Gelre hospitals in Apeldoorn and Zutphen. Alfred Godeke, CEO SmartMed: "We started SmartMed with the ambition to provide a user-friendly, future-oriented solution for healthcare providers and patients in both the second and first line in the Netherlands. By acquiring CareSoft, we are accelerating our strategy and strengthening our position in the market. Stimulated by the success of our hospital solution, we are convinced of the opportunities for community pharmacies." The acquisition takes SmartMed to over 40 employees.
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