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Inspirata, Indema Partner on New Company to Improve Hospital IT Integration

NEW YORK – Inspirata today announced the formation of Inspirata Europe in partnership with Zurich-based Indema.

The new entity combines Inspirata's digital pathology capabilities and oncology informatics with Indema's competencies in IT assessment, project design, and program management, Inspirata said. The objective of the partnership is to improve integration of information technology systems in university hospitals in Europe, the Tampa, Florida-based firm added.

Indema supports hospitals, administrative bodies, and service companies in their digitalization efforts. The firm has experience and relationships with cancer centers and hospitals in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland that are involved in large-scale data management and other IT-related projects, Inspirata said.

Inspirata Europe, which was formed last month, will be based in Switzerland and assist hospitals and universities across Europe with data processing, including inter-institutional processing.

"The addition of digital and computational pathology solutions to the Indema portfolio significantly expands the value we can bring to our clients," Inspirata CEO Satish Sanan said in a statement. "Helping European cancer and medical centers to compress diagnosis-to-treatment-initiation intervals can improve patient survivability rates. Additionally, through our process efficiency-improving digital pathology and informatics AI tools, we can help our clients overcome the skilled pathologists’ shortages that are affecting diagnosis intervals."

In January 2018, Inspirata announced that it had acquired Pittsburgh-based Omnyx from GE Healthcare in a deal that will enable it to deliver an IVD device for primary diagnosis in Europe and Canada.