Acquisition boosts PPM Software

A leading practice management software provider to doctors’ private practices and independent hospitals, PPM Software, has been acquired by technology group ClearCourse.

Tom Hunt

PPM’s managing director Tom Hunt called it ‘an exciting step’ for the company he founded in 1998 and hinted the move would reap benefits for customers.

PPM Software has been developed in collaboration with consultants and practice managers to ensure it adds significant value to its customers and is continually improved to meet their evolving demands.

Mr Hunt, who is still running and managing PPM Software, said ClearCourse had an impressive reputation with a proven record of enabling growth: 

‘We see great opportunities to deliver our product to a broad range of new customers as part of the group, and it will allow us to capitalise on synergies with other complementary businesses. I’m looking forward to seeing what the future holds for us as part of the group.’ 

Gerry Gualtieri

ClearCourse chief executive Gerry Gualtieri said: ‘We are delighted to bring PPM Software into the ClearCourse group of companies. The addition of its platform is an important step in the expansion of our healthcare offering and brings a new set of expertise and products to bolster our customer relationship management (CRM) capabilities in the sector. 

‘We see great potential for growth in PPM and we’re very much looking forward to having them on board.’ 

It provides a single platform from which users can manage their practices, automating tasks and workflows such as patient bookings, automated reminders via text or email, and the production of clinic and theatre lists, allowing consultants to focus on delivering better patient care. 

The companies said the acquisition will allow both to benefit from sharing technology and best practice. 

Hospital group clients include Nuffield Health, Spire Healthcare and BMI Healthcare.