By Kasia Michalik
Health Informatics International (HII) and Wheat Systems Integration (WSI), joined forces in May and became Infian. The ribbon cutting ceremony and announcement of the merger and name change took place in Richmond, Va., on Tuesday, May, 29.
The new partnership, between Hal Guarnieri and Beth Evans from HII, and Mike Wheat and Debbie Wheat from WSI, hopes to enhance and strengthen what both companies already offer their clients; loyalty, expertise, dedication and quality.
“We have worked with them [WSI] for four years and have watched very carefully how they approach their own clients and how they took care of our clients,” Evans, CEO said. “They’re a company that cares very deeply about their customer-base which aligns perfectly with our existing corporate values.”
HII, which focuses on clinical and financial systems and medical billing services in CKD, ESRD, and CDM, was started in 1981. WSI, a company that focuses on comprehensive IT solutions to integrate business systems, procedures and process was established in 2002.
The two companies merged and “it’s been a great marriage,” Guarnieri, chief sales and marketing officer, said. “We’ve been working together for a while, so the transition following the merger was comfortable...it really means business as usual, only at a much higher level,” Evans added.
The goal is to make their clients, especially in the dialysis world, have easy access to everything under one roof. Infian is a mashup of the two companies building what they excel in.
Several projects with security, storage space and cloud technology have begun since the collaboration.
“For instance, we now offer an electronic signature pad so you can have a completely paperless system because the patient can sign it and it’s authenticated and completely secure,” Guarnieri said.
Records can be tied in together on each individual patient. It does not matter where the physician saw the patient—at the office, hospital, clinic or nursing home—the physician can access all the patients information on the go.