Access Intelligence (AI) has acquired OR Manager, a media brand and events company serving operating room executives, managers, and doctors. OR Manager's suite of publications, webinars, books, and an annual conference will become part of AI's healthcare business information group, Dorland Health.
OR Manager's content portfolio is aimed at improving surgical services, patient safety, cost management, technology, and quality healthcare. It serves a market of 80,000 operating room professionals. Ellie Schrader and Pat Patterson, co-founders of the 25-year-old OR Manager brand, will remain in their positions. The new unit will work with Access Intelligence's senior vice president of Dorland Health, Diane Schwartz.
In July 2009, AI acquired Contexo Media, which included Dorland Health. The OR Manager acquisition marks a further expansion for AI into the niche markets of medical coding, case management, patient advocacy, and operating room management.