symplr Acquires Halo Health to Improve Clinical Operations

Healthcare workflow management software developer symplr has agreed to acquire Halo Health, a clinical communication and collaboration software provider that streamlines clinical processes and interactions.

The terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Based in Houston, symplr offers a range of software services, including tools for data management, workforce management, finance management, and regulatory compliance.

symplr said that it would add Halo Health’s cloud-based clinical communications platform to its service portfolio. The platform integrates communications across channels into one location, supports secure messaging, video and voice alerts, and on-call scheduling, and provides role-based collaboration to streamline communications.

Halo Health supports symplr’s workforce and talent management portfolio with the addition of on-call scheduling, which allows for easy management of schedules, monitoring of on-call status changes in real-time, and automation of role-based communication, the company said in a statement.

“Halo Health is an exciting addition to the symplr family, as it addresses our clients’ critical need to improve clinical communication,” said BJ Schaknowski, CEO of symplr.

BJ Schaknowski added: “Halo Health’s modern approach to digital communication facilitates the rapid exchange of information, streamlines workflows, and improves patient safety. The company’s unified communication and collaboration platform consolidate outdated technology like pagers, feature phones, and legacy texting applications, presenting a strong return on investment opportunity for customers.”

According to Halo Health, its software platform helps healthcare organizations standardize and streamline clinical communication and workflows, consolidate technology, and connect clinical communities., the company said. The platform unifies all communication channels, including secure messaging, video, voice, and alerts, and enables role-based collaboration to instantly ensure the right message gets to the right person, role, or team.

“Joining symplr will allow us further to expand the reach of the Halo Clinical Collaboration Platform,” Dr. Jose Barreau, CEO of Halo Health, said in a statement. “Our top rating in the KLAS clinical communication and collaboration category demonstrates that we continue to meet the needs of healthcare systems nationwide, and we look forward to extending that leadership as we unite with the symplr family of healthcare operations software solutions.”

One hundred thirty-six digital health companies were acquired in the first half of 2021 compared to 83 in 1H 2020, according to the latest Mercom Digital Health Funding and M&A Report.