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ZOLL Acquires Golden Hour Data Systems

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ZOLL® Medical Corporation, an Asahi Kasei Group Company that manufactures medical devices and related software solutions, today announced it has acquired Golden Hour Data Systems, Inc. of San Diego, a privately held company that delivers leading solutions for patient charting and revenue cycle management (RCM) to the EMS market.

"ZOLL and Golden Hour have been delivering complementary solutions to the EMS market for the better part of two decades," said Alex Moghadam, President of ZOLL Data Systems. "With this acquisition, we'll leverage the best of both development organizations to bring the next generation of cloud-based EMS solutions to our customers."

"Now both high- and low-volume EMS agencies will be able to field the right blend of integrated patient charting, RCM, fire records management, and healthcare information exchange solutions," Moghadam added. "The Golden Hour acquisition, coming on the heels of our acquisition of Payor Logic, testifies to our commitment to continually optimize operational and financial efficiencies in healthcare."

"Joining forces with ZOLL will have an immediate positive impact on our combined customer bases," said Kevin Hutton, Chairman and CEO of Golden Hour. "Golden Hour's offerings are a natural fit with ZOLL's SaaS platform and will accelerate the goal of driving data interoperability in healthcare."

With this acquisition, EMS agencies of all sizes will be able to optimize their operations with the complete suite of business solutions from dispatch, and clinical care, through billing and collections. The shared efforts to enable a deeper integration between EMS agencies and hospital systems will be strengthened considerably by these organizations coming together.

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