Corilus is expanding with the acquisition of HealthConnect

This acquisition strengthens the position of Corilus as the leading IT supplier in the Belgian healthcare sector.

Aalter, Belgium, 6 February 2013 - Today, Corilus announced the acquisition of the Belgian company HealthConnect. In the past three years, HealthConnect has worked its way up to become market leader in innovative IT projects and integration software in the healthcare sector.

Dirk Van Lerberghe, CEO of Corilus: "This acquisition is in line with the strategic policy of Corilus to make maximum investments in adding value for healthcare providers and enabling more efficient information exchange. We combine the technological know-how and expertise of the two parties, and thus create one single platform for innovation. In addition to our existing client groups, we will now be working with HealthConnect to also target hospitals, laboratories and other organisations."

HealthConnect will be a separate company within the Corilus group. It will continue to focus on IT projects and software based on open standards and the Belgian eHealth platform. The existing HealthConnect team will be strengthened with additional recruitments. The HealthConnect management will remain in charge and will continue to focus on the company's future expansion.

"We are very proud of what we have managed to achieve over the past three years with HealthConnect. Our strict focus on the healthcare sector and eHealth integration has enabled us to acquire a leading position in the Belgian market," says Jos Vranken, partner at HealthConnect. "We are convinced that the partnership with Corilus will allow us to realise HealthConnect's plans more quickly. Together, we cover the entire Belgian healthcare sector. Our joint expertise will enable us to continue to launch innovative software in the future."

Corilus and HealthConnect both aim to improve multidisciplinary collaboration between all kinds of healthcare providers, such as pharmacists, doctors, dentists, midwives, home nursing, physiotherapists, residential care centres, hospitals and laboratories. The Hector communication software has been very successful. HealthConnect also carries out ground-breaking projects in the field of eHealth. The Belgian healthcare sector is going through big changes and set itself ambitious targets. Corilus and HealthConnect fully support these initiatives and are helping in the effort to secure better, more efficient healthcare for all.

In the event of any discrepancy between the English translation and the original Dutch version of this press release, the latter shall prevail.

About Corilus
Corilus provides ICT solutions for a range of medical and paramedical disciplines — pharmacists, dentists, general practitioners, medical specialists, opticians, residential care centres, nurses, midwives, physiotherapists and veterinarians — doing so in the Benelux and France. We aim for maximum customer satisfaction by combining advanced software and hardware with excellent service. All the software offered by Corilus has been developed in house. With around 300 employees, Corilus is the market leader in all the fields in which it is active.

About HealthConnect
HealthConnect is a Belgian company with in-depth expertise in integration architectures, software development, eHealth integration and project management in the healthcare sector. Based on the wide-ranging experience of its staff, HealthConnect offers services to healthcare providers, care institutions, health insurance funds, government bodies and other organisations.
HealthConnect was founded in 2010. Three years on, the company has 35 employees (in Belgium and India). The company has been healthy and profitable since its first year and it has made substantial investments in the development of new software. HealthConnect is run by four partners: Jos Vranken, Pieter Baeyaert, Jelle Gacoms and Wouter Fonck.

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