Healthcare IT consultancy Emids buys Gatineau's Macadamian

29 January 2021 2 min. read

Emids, a Nashville-based healthcare IT consultancy, has acquired Macadamian, a Gatineau, QC-based provider of software engineering services. Terms of the transaction, which closed earlier this month, were not disclosed.

Founded in 1997, Macadamian is a full-service user experience (UX) and software design and development consultancy focusing on digital health and connected medical solutions. The firm provides a complete range of services in product strategy, user experience design and research, and software engineering to large clients such as Siemens Healthineers, Telus Health, Amgen, and Bio-Optronics.

Some of its recent engagements include delivering an electronic health record (EHR) integration project for Medtronic and upgrading the user interface on Bio-Optronics’ clinical trials software.

Macadamian has 109 designers, developers, and engineers across offices in Canada, Romania, and Armenia.

Healthcare IT consultancy Emids buys Gatineau's Macadamian Emids’ acquisition of Macadamian will bolster the Nashville firm’s product engineering business. The move will also grow the firm’s global headcount to 2,300 people and expand its physical presence to Canada, Romania, and Armenia. Emids has offices in Nashville; London, UK; and Bengaluru and Hyderabad, India.

“Our customers have accelerated both their timelines and their investments in digital and virtual health solutions focusing on patients in the wake of Covid-19, and our acquisition of Macadamian very eloquently delivers the added sophistication that our payer, provider, and life sciences partners need and demand when bringing to market digital solutions to transform the healthcare experience,” said Surabh Sinha, founder and CEO of Emids.

The transaction will also expand the firm’s intellectual property, centers of excellence, and platform capabilities.

Frederic Boulanger, CEO of Macadamian, said, “Our merger with Emids is a superior match of entrepreneurial mindset, complementary skill sets, and healthcare specialization, and we’re excited about what we’ll be able to achieve together for our customers and for healthcare at large.”

Founded in 1999, Emids provides healthcare and life sciences companies with custom application development, data solutions, and advisory consulting services. The firm’s offerings include EHR application deployment and management, analytics, data integration and governance, software development and testing, and business intelligence.

Emids last year acquired FlexTech, a Nevada-based IT consultancy focusing on payer core administration and population health platforms. The move added 120 employees.