“ZOLL and Golden Hour Data Systems have been delivering complementary solutions to the EMS market for the better part of two decades,” said Alex Moghadam, president of ZOLL Data Systems. “With this acquisition, we’ll leverage the best of both development organizations to bring the next generation of cloud-based EMS solutions to our customers. Now both high- and low-volume EMS agencies will be able to field the right blend of integrated patient charting, RCM, fire records management, and healthcare information exchange solutions. The Golden Hour acquisition, coming on the heels of our acquisition of Payor Logic, testifies to our commitment to continually optimize operational and financial efficiencies in healthcare.”
With this acquisition, EMS agencies of all sizes will be able to optimize their operations with the complete suite of business solutions from dispatch, and clinical care, through billing and collections. The shared efforts to enable a deeper integration between EMS agencies and hospital systems will be strengthened considerably by these organizations coming together.
“Joining forces with ZOLL will have an immediate positive impact on our combined customer bases,” said Kevin Hutton, chairman and CEO of Golden Hour. “Golden Hour’s offerings are a natural fit with ZOLL’s SaaS platform and will accelerate the goal of driving data interoperability in healthcare.”
Golden Hour Data Systems Inc. has been delivering RCM services to the market since 1997, with a focus on air transport agencies. Their proprietary RCM platform enables customers to quickly and efficiently collect on claims and maximize revenue in this complex segment of the EMS market. Golden Hour is also the developer of emsCharts electronic patient care record (ePCR) software, the leading cloud-based offering in the market.
ZOLL Medical Corporation, an Asahi Kasei Group company, develops and markets medical devices and software solutions that help advance emergency care and save lives, while increasing clinical and operational efficiencies. With products for defibrillation and monitoring, circulation and CPR feedback, data management, fluid resuscitation, therapeutic temperature management, and ventilation, ZOLL provides a comprehensive set of technologies that help clinicians, EMS and fire professionals, and lay rescuers treat victims needing resuscitation and acute critical care.
The Asahi Kasei Group is a diversified group of companies led by holding company Asahi Kasei Corp., with operations in the material, homes, and health care business sectors. Its health care operations include devices and systems for acute critical care, dialysis, therapeutic apheresis, transfusion, and manufacture of biotherapeutics, as well as pharmaceuticals and diagnostic reagents. With more than 30,000 employees around the world, the Asahi Kasei Group serves customers in more than 100 countries.