Welch Allyn Inc has acquired substantially all assets of telehealth company HealthInterlink LLC of Omaha, Neb. HealthInterlink is a medical software company and developer of a software-based remote patient vital signs monitoring solution that is 510(k) cleared for marketing in the US.

According to Welch Allyn President and CEO, Stephen Meyer, the acquisition of the HealthInterlink assets offers Welch Allyn a unique opportunity to better serve its US customers by offering them an mHealth solution optimized for cost-effective collection and delivery of remote health information.

“The acquisition of HealthInterlink’s assets is exciting news for Welch Allyn and is in keeping with our vision to help transform care wherever patients and healthcare professionals connect,” said Meyer. “As healthcare delivery becomes decentralized and extends beyond the traditional acute and ambulatory care locations where our offerings are used today, we intend to provide solutions that enable providers to deliver high quality care, regardless of location.”

During a transition period, HealthInterlink’s current product will continue to be developed, sourced and sold by HeatlhInterlink’s existing workforce. It will be business as usual for all HealthInterlink partners and customers while the integration and transition is underway.

“This acquisition will enable us to help clinicians prioritize patient care, allowing for early intervention and facilitating communication with patients outside traditional healthcare settings,” added Meyer. “Furthermore, we believe that this represents an exciting opportunity to advance the trend of investing in non-hospitalized and post-acute care monitoring to help take cost out of the system and help patients adhere to treatment plans—in the doctor’s office and beyond.”