With this acquisition, the company, which has one of the largest R&D teams in digital health in Europe, strengthens its presence in Málaga TechPark.
Dedalus Group, a leading international healthcare software provider, announced on April 1st the successful completion of the acquisition of DXC Technology’s healthcare software business. Following this transaction, Dedalus becomes one of the largest Health IT companies in the world, with a broad portfolio of digital health solutions in the areas of clinical and hospital, primary and social care, connected health and care coordination, diagnostics and life sciences, among others.
This acquisition enables Dedalus to accelerate the digital transformation of the healthcare ecosystem with expanded R&D capabilities. The company currently works with more than 6,100 hospitals and 5,300 laboratories worldwide, and has more than 5,500 professionals and a digital health R&D team of more than 2,000 people, 35% of its workforce.
With this acquisition of DXC Technology’s ICT Health business, Dedalus consolidates its leadership in the healthcare technology industry, with leading market positions in clinical and hospital management and diagnostic solutions in Germany, Italy, France, UK, Denmark, Australia, Ireland, New Zealand and Spain, as well as a strong presence in Northern Europe, Austria, Switzerland, Brazil and several countries in Latin America, Middle East and Africa, with a global presence in more than 40 countries. With this acquisition, Dedalus is able to expand its existing business in the main European markets, as well as expand into new markets worldwide and establish a highly qualified management team, led by Dedalus CEO Andrea Fiumicelli and Giorgio Moretti, President of the company.
In Spain, Dedalus has become one of the leading companies specializing in ICT Health. The company already has more than 30 years of experience in the design, development and implementation of healthcare IT solutions and services, and is the digital health solutions provider of choice for many of the leading healthcare service providers in Spain, with a recognized prestige and a solid reputation at national and international level. Spain is also one of Dedalus’ global R&D hubs, with five centers of excellence for the design and development of digital health solutions that are marketed and implemented worldwide, currently supporting projects in Latin America, North America, the United Kingdom and Ireland, France, Belgium and the Netherlands, among others.
According to Ángel Morales, Delivery Lead at Dedalus for the Iberia region, in Spain they have “five centers of excellence, two of them located in Andalusia, with more than 250 people between Seville and Malaga, and headquarters in Malaga TechPark for more than 12 years. Our teams work specifically on the definition and development of data management and Artificial Intelligence platforms, digital applications for collaboration and interrelation between healthcare professionals and patients, intelligent interfaces, NLP and advanced user experience solutions”.
He has also highlighted that Dedalus “bets on local talent for its global growth, so the growth expectations for the team in Spain are great. Currently, we have more than 30 open positions for the engineering and delivery areas. Specifically in Andalusia, we are looking for professionals specialized in integrations, web development, scrum master, technical architects and mobile application development, among others.”
Dedalus Iberia CEO Marisa Felipe stated that “currently, our digital health solutions are used in the Spanish National Health System, where 80% of the regional health authorities work with one of our solutions, exceeding 30 million covered population. Our systems manage more than 17 million electronic medical records in Spain, and we are leaders in the area of pathological anatomy, where 60% of public hospitals use our software solutions.”
The Mayor of Malaga, Francisco de la Torre, has expressed his satisfaction with the fact that the Italian company Dedalus “has joined the innovative ecosystem of the city of Malaga through the acquisition of DXC Technology, whose core team, located in Malaga TechPark and composed of Malaga, has been maintained for the last decade, demonstrating its success and the high level of talent of engineers in our city. It should also be highlighted that Dedalus, thanks to this implementation and investment, will also generate new job opportunities for our professionals and with its local team will contribute to the global growth of the healthcare sector and, specifically, to the contribution of innovative digital health and diagnostic solutions.”
The Minister of Economy, Rogelio Velasco, said that “once again Málaga TechPark demonstrates that it is a consolidated technological and innovative ecosystem and continues to move forward with clear projects for the future. From the Department of Economic Transformation we will continue working to make this site a preferred destination for national and international companies, and to contribute to consolidate the concept of a technological Andalusia and future, able to attract investment and generate skilled employment, as evidenced by initiatives of companies like Dekra or Google and which now adds Dedalus. Our boost to the innovative ecosystem, in which science and technology parks are fundamental pieces, is key to the change of the productive model that Andalusia needs now more than ever.”
Founded in Florence in 1982 by the current Chairman Giorgio Moretti, Dedalus Group is the leading healthcare and diagnostic software provider in Europe and one of the largest in the world. The shareholding structure ensures stability and great financial capacity through the presence of Ardian, the largest private investment company in Europe and the fourth in the world.
Starting in 2016, Dedalus has accelerated its expansion strategy by targeting the growing demand for innovative and comprehensive ICT and Clinical transformation solutions. Today Dedalus has a strong footprint in Germany, Italy, France, UK & Ireland, Northern Europe, Austria, Switzerland, Spain, China, Brazil, Australia, New Zealand and several locations in Latin America, the Middle East and Africa, having a presence in over 40 different countries. Thanks to its undisputed cutting-edge portfolio of leading, new generation solutions, Dedalus covers the whole spectrum of needs for healthcare operators, supporting over 6,000 hospitals and 5,000 laboratories around the world. www.dedalus.com.