Accenture has acquired Nautilus Consulting for an undisclosed fee. The purchase of the digital healthcare consultancy will enhance Accenture’s digital transformation, implementation, and optimisation capabilities across the UK and global healthcare space.
Ashish Goel, a senior managing director who leads Accenture’s health industry practice in EMEA, said, “With a proven track record in delivering EPR transformation projects, Nautilus has the right talent, digital capabilities, and strategic insights to further harness the data and technology needed to improve the access, experience and outcome of healthcare services. Together, our combined expertise will enable healthcare providers to accelerate their digital transformation, and help us on our journey to becoming a leading healthcare transformation partner of choice.”
As the UK’s healthcare sector looks to deploy digital technologies to improve efficiency and patient outcomes, Accenture has played a key role. As well as award-winning work with the NHS in the pandemic, the firm has also taken cyber security and cloud engagements in the sector. Nautilus joins Accenture’s health strategy and consulting team in the UK, as the firm also looks to help clients bridge the gap between clinical users and IT solution suppliers.
Headquartered in London, Nautilus’ team is made up of experienced staff with technical, managerial and commercial backgrounds from the NHS and private sector. Their expertise will come as a major boost to Accenture’s offering in strategic and operational consulting services, while assisting clients in implementing and optimising their digital solutions.
Simon Evans, managing director at Nautilus, added, “For over a decade, Nautilus has been dedicated to supporting healthcare providers to achieve maximum value from their digital investments. With increasing costs, resourcing challenges and greater demand than ever, now is the right time for us to unleash our potential with Accenture and make an even bigger difference to the healthcare ecosystem.”
The acquisition also allows Accenture to build on its strategic relationship with Oracle Health, enhancing its ability to deliver end-to-end digital transformation support. Nautilus has vast experience in procurement and implementation of Oracle Health’s Millennium platform, a leading provider of digital record systems in the healthcare space.
The move comes four months after Accenture also purchased UK IT consultancy Objectivity. The international IT software development company specialises in delivering custom software solutions, digital transformation, and IT consulting.