A Wyomissing-based provider of health care logistics management has acquired a Rhode Island firm to increase its services.
Triose Inc. acquired Predicata of East Providence, a company which provides logistics management and data analysis to the health care industry in New England.
Gerry Romanelli, executive vice president of business development for Triose, said his company, which provides services nationally and internationally, is in a strong growth pattern.
He said through acquisitions and partnerships, Triose hopes to grow from its current 80 employees to 100-150 by the end of the year.
He said the Predicata acquisition strengthens Triose’s market share in the New England area, where Predicata had a strong foothold in the region’s health care industry.
It also helps expand and improve its services.
“As a health care logistics manager, we work with hospitals and health care networks to take control of their supply chain,” Romanelli said.
In other words, his company works on finding efficiencies and cost savings in acquiring goods from pharmaceuticals to cleaning supplies so that health care professionals can concentrate on patient care.
In addition to logistics management, Predicata has data analysis solutions.
“They look closely at outcomes and look at the risks and quality of care they give their patients,” he said.
In a statement, Michael Palazzini, vice president of customer engagement for Predicata, said the two companies have similar cultures and believes becoming part of Triose will be a big benefit.
“Hospital administrators are held to reducing costs while at the same time improving outcomes,” he said. “It has never been more important to make data actionable in the health care industry.”
Predicata will maintain its existing offices and staff.
Romanelli said no decision has been made on any name change as Triose explores how the firms it will be acquiring will fall into its operations.