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Health companies join together as Magentus

Fast-growing health technology company Magentus is continuing its global expansion on the back of a series of major acquisitions and significant contract wins. Magentus is consolidating leading health technology companies Citadel Health, Wellbeing Software and Genie Solutions under one new brand, drawing together operations across the UK and Australia to take its services into new regions.

Citadel Health has recently made significant inroads into the UK pathology market after a long period leading the field in Australia. The company has networked the southern hemisphere’s largest single instance public health laboratory information management system (LIMS).

Wellbeing Software is the UK’s leading provider of data management and digital healthcare solutions across radiology and maternity information systems, supporting around 80% of NHS Trusts and hospitals in the UK and Ireland.

Since being founded in 1995, Genie Solutions has grown to become a market leader in software that helps medical specialists manage their practices more effectively and efficiently.

Magentus is now drawing together the best of every solution to help connect the health ecosystem at scale, empowering intelligent healthcare to create a healthier society. It will soon be rolling out the UK’s most extensive connected LIMS networks via implementation of the national framework across Scotland and regional deployments in Birmingham and Lancashire & South Cumbria.

Robert Miller, Magentus EMEA CEO, said that the launch of the Magentus identity is the logical next step after decades refining health technology solutions, delivering constant innovation that challenges the status quo.

“We’re answering the call for greater interoperability and smarter collaboration, laying the groundwork for more efficient, personalised and preventative care. We may have a new name, but our focus remains on world-class diagnostics, supporting complex pathways and providing the clinical, analytical and organisational tools that support the very best care. Our vendor-neutral solutions break down silos across clinical domains and geographies and are focused upon enabling smarter collaboration to deliver better healthcare outcomes.”

“Greater demand being placed upon limited resources has renewed focus on connected health and care solutions that share expertise and break geographical boundaries. Our focus is on helping improve productivity across healthcare networks by reducing wasted time and duplicated effort.”

Connected pathology and radiology networks, interoperability and data management are central to the NHS Long Term Plan. Lord Carter of Coles’ landmark Report of the Review of NHS Pathology Services in England identified the urgent need for end-to-end IT connectivity for pathology services to enable nationwide order communications and decision support, health protection, disease surveillance and the management of long-term conditions and chronic disease. The COVID-19 pandemic highlighted the urgency of dealing with these challenges and accelerated the NHS move to better workflows via connected diagnostic services.

Pictured above are Mark McConnell, Magentus Group CEO (left) and Robert Miller, Magentus EMEA CEO.

 

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