Hitachi announces deal to acquire VidiStar

Hitachi Healthcare Americas, a Twinsburg, Ohio-based wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi, announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire VidiStar, a healthcare technology company based out of Greenville, South Carolina.

VidiStar is known for producing solutions that focus on imaging informatics, clinical decision support and analytics. Once the transaction is finalized, VidiStar and its employees will become part of Hitachi Healthcare Americas, though they will continue working out of their Greenville offices. No financial details about the deal are public at this time.

“We are very excited about VidiStar becoming part of the Hitachi team and believe this partnership will further our client’s ability to reduce inefficiencies in clinical and operational workflows,” Craig Walker, CEO of VidiStar, said in a prepared statement. “We will work together to create the next generation of healthcare informatics and analytics solutions so providers and healthcare professionals can take full advantage of the power of informatics.”

“VidiStar has developed a cloud-based diagnostic viewer and customizable structured reporting solution for medical imaging and clinical decision support,” William Burns, senior vice president of Hitachi Healthcare Americas, said in the same statement. “With VidiStar, physicians can interpret exams over the web and deliver improved visualization and timely results with the extended care teams.”