Ottawa, ON – Harris, a global vertical market software provider and acquirer, moves into Australia with the acquisition of healthcare software business Meridian Health Informatics Pty Ltd (Meridian).
“This acquisition supports Harris’ ongoing expansion in the Australian healthcare market while also adding its first maternity care solutions business. Harris plans to leverage its global healthcare experience and footprint to help Meridian expand and prosper”, notes Harris Healthcare Group President, Jerry Canada. “The Meridian team is now part of a Healthcare solutions provider that has over 30 businesses across 14 countries, providing mission-critical solutions to nearly 20,000 healthcare providers.”
Founded 20 years ago, Meridian provides innovative health care solutions to public and private institutions across Australia. Meridian’s maternity products have monitored over one million births in Australia. Co-owner and Managing Director, David Ashton, affirms: “Harris offers stability and growth to the companies it invests in, and we look forward to growing with them.”
This acquisition kicks off a strategic growth plan targeting Australia’s healthcare sector, as Harris looks to harness local knowledge and expertise to build a greater regional presence.
Meridian, founded in 2000, is a Sydney based systems developer with an exclusive Healthcare focus and provides consulting, design, implementation, maintenance, and support services. Meridian supports, enhances, and maintains over 10 key applications throughout New South Wales, Queensland, and Tasmania. Meridian’s specialties are HL7 messaging, integration, and clinical systems development.
About N. Harris Computer Corporation (Harris)
Harris acquires vertical market software businesses, manages them using industry best practices, and builds them for the future. Through acquisitions, Harris has grown extensively from its roots in the utilities, local government, education, and healthcare sectors to operate over 130 businesses globally across more than twenty industries. Harris is an operating group of Constellation Software Inc. (TSX: CSU), one of North America’s most active acquirers of software businesses.
For further information contact:
Jerry Canada, Jr.
Group President, Healthcare
Phone: +1 716-297-8005 Ext. 221