Mediware Acquires Bowman Systems
Purchase of social services software maker part of a Mediware initiate to expand its range of offerings.
- By David Kopf
- Jul 27, 2017
HME software maker Mediware Information Systems Inc. has acquired Bowman Systems LLC, a provider of software solutions for human services such as those provided to the homeless.
Bowman is a major player in the realm of social services. More than 30,000 users across 48 states and one Canadian province use Bowman Solutions software for housing-related programs, information and referral services and rescue missions. The company’s flagship product is the most widely deployed software for U.S. homeless assistance programs. It provides software solutions to approximately 60 percent of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Continuum of Care (CoC) communities.
So what’s a post-acute care software company doing purchasing a company like Bowman? A statement from Mediware says it bought Bowman Systems to increase the rnage of its product offerings.
“Bowman Systems’ strength in homeless management information systems is a great complement to our existing offerings in behavioral health and long-term services and supports,” Mediware President and CEO Thomas Mann said. “The combined companies will support the growing trend for coordinating services across state and local agencies.”
Moreover, Mediware reports that it is also aims to expand upon Bowman Systems achievements in what could be increased crossover between post-acute care and human services in the future.
“We are excited about the value Bowman Systems provides to the many provider organizations that serve the homeless and other consumers needing a wide array of human services,” Mann added. “As the requirement to provide a broad set of services in community settings grows, Mediware is better equipped to meet that need with the addition of Bowman Systems. We will continue to expand our expertise and software offerings in both post-acute care and human and social services.”
David Kopf is the Executive Editor of HME Business and DME Pharmacy magazine. Follow him on Twitter at @postacutenews.