Omnicell to Acquire FDS Amplicare
- Strategic acquisition of leading pharmacy SaaS solutions provider supports the Autonomous Pharmacy vision and expands Omnicell’s Advanced Services portfolio
- Accelerates innovation roadmap for EnlivenHealth division with addition of SaaS solutions
Omnicell, Inc., a leading provider of medication management solutions and adherence tools for health systems and pharmacies, announced it has entered into a definitive agreement with pharmacy software solutions provider FDS Amplicare to acquire its business for total aggregate cash consideration of $177 million, subject to customary adjustments. The acquisition will add a comprehensive and differentiated suite of financial management, analytics, and population health solutions to Omnicell’s EnlivenHealth division, broadening offerings that we believe will help pharmacies to measurably improve patient health outcomes while enabling new clinical services and expanding growth and profitability opportunities.
“We are thrilled to be joining together two innovative technology leaders whose shared mission is to transform both the practice and business of retail pharmacy”
The COVID-19 pandemic accelerated major healthcare trends such as digitizing care delivery (e.g., telehealth technologies) and shifting the point of care to a broader range of settings, including innovative hospital-at-home programs and, increasingly, local pharmacies. The FDS Amplicare acquisition is expected to enable Omnicell and its EnlivenHealth division to lead these trends by offering a wider array of proven digital technologies, SaaS solutions, and tech-enabled services that empower pharmacists to practice at the top of their license. The intended result is that pharmacists can spend more quality time with patients, providing value-added, revenue-generating healthcare services such as vaccinations, point-of-care testing, and medication therapy management (MTM) counseling.
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“We are thrilled to be joining together two innovative technology leaders whose shared mission is to transform both the practice and business of retail pharmacy,” said Randall Lipps, chairman, president, CEO, and founder of Omnicell. “We believe the combination of EnlivenHealth’s leading patient engagement and communications solutions with FDS Amplicare’s financial management, analytics, and population health solutions, strengthens our Advanced Services portfolio, and is another step to deliver solutions that support the long-term vision and opportunity of the fully autonomous pharmacy.”
“The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated the transformation to the New Era Pharmacy,” said Adam McMullin, chief executive officer, FDS Amplicare. “Pharmacies are responding to the growing demand for accessible, trusted community healthcare by stepping up their offering of high value clinical services such as vaccinations and point-of-care testing. As we looked at the best way to enable pharmacy and serve our customers, joining together with Omnicell’s EnlivenHealth division was clearly the best path to provide more innovative and comprehensive solutions designed to enhance the success of retail pharmacy today and into the future.”
Compelling Strategic Benefits
Differentiated Portfolio of Solutions: The FDS Amplicare acquisition provides differentiated financial management, analytics, and population health solutions that complement EnlivenHealth’s widely deployed patient and member engagement and communications solutions that measurably improve medication adherence and health outcomes, while driving pharmacy and health plan business results. The acquisition is expected to expand EnlivenHealth’s offering to include the following SaaS solutions:
- Financial Management Solutions
- Reconciliation of third-party collections and remittances for prescription claims
- Medical claims processing
- Collection and distribution of payments to pharmacies
- Analytics Solutions
- Monitoring of pharmacy profitability and store performance
- Tracking patient adherence
- Measuring payer performance
- Clinical and Population Health Solutions
- Medicare Part D comparison tool to help patients choose the right plan
- Medication synchronization
- High value care interventions, including vaccine management
- Automated phone and text campaigns to drive patient engagement
Extends the Autonomous Pharmacy Vision: The combination of EnlivenHealth and FDS Amplicare clearly exemplifies Omnicell’s commitment to deliver the hardware, software, and services to support the Autonomous Pharmacy vision, while advancing the evolution of the pharmacy care delivery model.
Complementary to Existing Population Health Solutions: EnlivenHealth has a growing business providing technology solutions that enable retail pharmacies and their health plan partners to measurably improve medication adherence, increase quality measures, and drive business results. FDS Amplicare’s innovative population health management solutions are expected to help to accelerate the combined entity’s growth in the health plan market, which continues to grow rapidly due to major economic and demographic trends such as the aging population.
Accelerates EnlivenHealth’s DIR Roadmap
The addition of FDS Amplicare’s solutions is expected to strengthen EnlivenHealth’s offerings to give pharmacies the tools and intelligence they need to manage, forecast, and mitigate Direct & Indirect Remuneration (DIR) fees. Pharmacy DIR fees hit a record $9 billion in 2019, 18 percent of total Medicare Part D rebates.1 These fees have become one of the biggest financial burdens for the pharmacy industry, especially for smaller, independent pharmacies.
“FDS Amplicare adds strong new capabilities to our EnlivenHealth portfolio intended to drive clinical, workflow, and financial growth opportunities for our growing base of pharmacy partners,” said Danny Sanchez, vice president and general manager of EnlivenHealth. “The addition of FDS Amplicare’s nationwide network of independent retail pharmacies significantly expands EnlivenHealth’s broad industry footprint centered on leading pharmacy chains. Equally important, this combination is expected to strengthen our offering of advanced digital technology solutions, empowering pharmacies and their health plan partners to ensure the lifelong optimal health of their patients and members, while maximizing business results.”