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Massachusetts company acquires Health Technology Solutions

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Massachusetts-based VertitechIT has acquired Lancaster-based Health Technology Solutions and appointed former HTS president Terry Grogan VertitechIT's chief information officer.

Terms of the deal were not disclosed. HTS will continue to operate as a wholly owned subsidiary of VertitechIT, according to a news release, and Grogan will continue to serve as acting chief technology officer for the Temple University Hospital System.

HTS develops custom technology solutions and services for health care providers and academic institutions throughout the United States. Grogan has more than 15 years of experience directing information technology services in health care environments, with specific expertise in operational and regulatory matters, VertitechIT said.

“Health Technology Solutions has been a valued VertitechIT partner for many years,” said Michael Feld. VertitechIT's founder, president and CEO, he also serves as acting chief technology officer of Lancaster General Health and was instrumental in its rollout of desktop virtualization, VoIP/Unified communications and advanced storage and networking infrastructure needed to support its Epic electronic medical record deployment.

“As we continue to grow in the central and eastern Pennsylvania health care and business IT marketplace, it was only natural to make the company a formal part of our team and we’re excited to have Terry help direct our presence in the region,” Feld said.

“Our combined companies share a common mission,” Grogan said. “Health care IT departments can be growth drivers, placing the patient first and creating the foundation to allow medical personnel and administrators to do their jobs efficiently, economically, and collaboratively.”

VertitechIT describes itself as "among the fastest growing IT health care and business network consultancies in America," with a motto of "putting the right technology in the right place to let businesses do business." The company also develops and implements IT strategic plans for private equity firms.

Heather Stauffer

Heather Stauffer

Heather Stauffer covers Lancaster County, nonprofits, education and health care. Have a tip or question for her? Email her at heathers@cpbj.com. Follow her on Twitter, @StaufferCPBJ.

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