August 21, 2020By Lance Baily

Collegis Education Acquires Global Healthcare Simulation Vendor Education Management Solutions

This morning Collegis Education (Collegis, LLC) publicly announced the acquisition of Education Management Solutions (EMS), a major global vendor in the rapidly expanding industry of healthcare simulation. EMS SimulationIQ provides healthcare simulation solutions in audio video recording, virtual OSCEs, debriefing management, media sharing, learner decision making, counseling, standardized patient engagements, pharmacy training, learning management systems and more to clinical simulation programs around the world. The entire EMS team will continue to manage and operate the new subsidiary now owned by Collegis Education, which is a leading managed services provider for higher education institutions, specializing in areas like marketing, enrollment, and digital operations. Lynn Welch, Vice President of Business Development & Marketing at EMS shared with HealthySimulation.com that this new relationship was going to “dramatically expand the capabilities, reach, and support for higher education and healthcare simulation clients of both companies and the global industries at large” — and so today we are sharing this breaking news press release.

Collegis Education, a higher education managed services provider, is pleased to announce the acquisition of Education Management Solutions (EMS), the leader in higher education and medical simulation learning management technology. The acquisition brings together innovative education technology services with leading-edge learning technology products and provides best-in-class technology solutions that help higher education and health care institutions thrive in today’s rapidly changing marketplace. Together, Collegis and EMS support complete technology ecosystems spanning all aspects of higher education.

“Collegis Education is committed to providing best-in-class solutions to our partners and the higher education community and is constantly evaluating the marketplace for opportunities to expand and enhance our portfolio of services to meet the needs of colleges and universities – now and well into the future,” said Jamie Cowie, President and Chief Executive Officer of Collegis Education.


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“With the acquisition of EMS, Collegis now provides a comprehensive suite of services spanning Enrollment Management, Technology Managed Services and Education Technology solutions. We are excited to add the EMS product suite to our existing services as it allows us to offer even more solutions to our current and future partners during a time when they are in great need.”

Education Management Solutions has experienced more than two decades of consistent growth and profitability. During the recent COVID-19 pandemic, EMS has led the healthcare simulation industry in the rapid development and fielding of critically needed technology to support the transition of healthcare education to online and virtual environments. In addition to serving the higher education industry, EMS also supports healthcare education for hospitals, clinics and government agencies.

“Our two companies have a natural fit between best-in-class managed services and innovative technology,” said Anurag Singh, President of Education Management Solutions. “EMS has always led the market with innovative technology to improve learning outcomes. Partnering with Collegis Education’s technology and education services lets us combine the best of both companies to accelerate adoption in higher education.”

Education Management Solutions is a subsidiary of Collegis, LLC. Both Collegis Education and EMS continue normal day-to-day operations. Products and services will be managed out of the Collegis offices in Chicago, Minneapolis, and Orlando, Fla., as well as the EMS location in Exton, Penn.


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More About Collegis Education

Collegis Education provides technology-embedded managed services that accelerate the transition to the university of tomorrow. Their specific skills allow universities to deploy technology throughout their business processes to digitally transform friction points within the student experience and to compete effectively. With more than two decades of experience in higher education, their solutions combine the power of integrated, data-driven technology with strategic higher education services to build long-term growth plans for colleges and universities looking to thrive in a complex market.

More About Education Management Solutions

EMS is an industry pioneer in simulation-based solutions for healthcare training environments. Solutions range from clinical simulation management software and hardware, to counselor education, virtual patient training, competency and curriculum management, plus course, assessment and video management solutions for higher education. Working alongside subject matter experts, EMS serves as the driving force behind numerous consumer-centered innovations that continue to move the healthcare and higher education market forward with breakthrough technologies. As the leader in simulation management technology since its founding in 1994, EMS offers complete turnkey solutions that include integrated software and hardware, design and planning, engineering, configuration, installation, training, cloud-based eLearning, and support.

We at HealthySimulation.com are excited to learn more about this new development and will be sharing more updates from both companies as they develop!

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