Boots UK recently announced their most recent corporate acquisition. The health retailer and pharmacy firm revealed that they acquired healthtech management services company, Wiggly-Amps Limited, which recently developed a digital solution that lets patients and their general practitioners to better keep track of and manage their prescription needs.
According to the announcement, the acquisition goes into effect immediately, with all of Wiggly-Amps’ healthcare-focused products and services, including their healthtech management services, to now be wholly owned and delivered by two new companies, which are separate from and were chosen by Boots UK, to act as their subsidiaries.
Engage Health Systems LTD will be handling several products from the merger, namely:
- Engage Touch patient check-in touch screens;
- Engage Consult online consultation system;
- Engage Web GP websites;
- DORIS, and;
On top of that, Little Green Button Ltd will be in charge of delivering the Little Green Button panic alarm system.
Pharmacy Director at Boots UK, Richard Bradley, issued a statement on the acquisition, saying that Boots UK is always looking for ways to grow as a community pharmacy, and to make things easier and more convenient for their customers and patients, which is why they made the acquisition, which he considers just one more step in the company’s plans to develop their digital healthcare front. He also added that it’s an exciting time for the future of healthcare with the developments to healthtech management services, among other fields.
The Wiggly-Amps directors, management team and staff will remain in their current positions, and will continue to operate from their offices in North Walsham, Norfolk.
Managing Director Jon Witte, Engage Health Systems (previously Wiggly-Amps) stated that their acquisition by Boots UK is a reflection of the team’s dedication in developing innovative, and useful software and architecture for healthcare.
He says that, with its status as a market leader, Boots UK has the scale and reputation to make the most of the Wiggly-Amps software and that they are looking forward to working with them in order to make their dream of connecting directly with patients and customers as quickly and conveniently as possible.