Total Specific Solutions (TSS) has acquired Irish Medical Systems (Holdings) Ltd, better known in the Irish and UK market as IMS Maxims, in what is its first acquisition in Ireland and sixth in the UK and Ireland region.

IMS Maxims offer healthcare solutions to public and private healthcare sectors throughout the UK and Ireland, primarily focusing on the acute hospital sector, but also working, for example, for community care and mental health.

The solution’s platform is designed to ensure that it will deliver immediate benefits to each healthcare organisation. It therefore has a modern patient administration system/electronic patient record that is open, integrated, scalable and modular.

The Irish company has worked with the government of Jersey to implement an EPR in the area, as well as Ramsay Health Care UK, rolling out its EPR in all 35 Ramsay hospital sites. It was also a launch sponsor for the 2019 edition of Digital Health Rewired.

Thomas Anderson, former owner of IMS Maxims, said: ““I acquired MAXIMS in 2011, and with Neill, Jacinta and the team we have made this company what it is today. Currently, I want to focus on other business ventures, and the time has come to give MAXIMS the opportunity to develop and grow as an independent business.

“TSS approached us with their ‘Software for Life’ strategy, which means that MAXIMS continues its future as a TSS business. And TSS understands the difference in cultures; whether it concerns countries or specific industries, each culture needs a dedicated approach.

“I feel assured about the future of the company with Neill as the managing director at its helm, its clients, and employees.”

Total Specific Solutions is a global provider of IT business solutions and consists of independent business units that deliver products and services to their specific vertical market segments.

Martijn Aardema, general manager at TSS, said: “We are pleased to welcome MAXIMS, our first Irish company to TSS. Healthcare has been one of TSS’s core verticals and we are always keen to add new expertise to our Group.

“Although national rules and culture govern Healthcare, I believe we always learn from similar companies operating in different countries,” he added.

“Thomas Anderson, Neill McAnaspie, Jacinta Ni Suaird and the team have built a strong presence in the UK and Ireland, where MAXIMS offers its clients a full range of software solutions to help them with their daily needs in taking care of patients.

“I am proud to have such an established healthcare software company as our first Irish acquisition.”