Ignite Health, an inVentiv Health company, has acquired Syndicated Methods, a San Diego-based mobile development firm. The acquisition rapidly expands Ignite Health's digital leadership into the exploding mobile health space.
"This acquisition allows Ignite Health to immediately absorb the technology, talent and years of mobile development experience that will turbocharge our ability to deliver cutting-edge mobile solutions in the healthcare space," said Matt Brown, Ignite Health president.
Ignite Health will also acquire an innovative technology called MobilePipes, an enterprise software framework that allows developers to quickly create, track and manage mobile software services and application integrations across multiple devices.
"Smartphone and tablet devices are completely transforming the way people interact with healthcare information and brands," said Fabio Gratton, Ignite co-founder and chief innovation officer. "The transformation has been so significant that Ignite Health is now developing strategies and building campaigns through a customer-centered, mobile-first lens."
According to market research firm Parks Associates, U.S. revenues from digital health technology solutions are expected to grow by more than 27% between 2010 and 2015 to $5.7 billion, driven primarily by growth in mobile.