Mediware Information Systems has acquired BlueStrata EHR, the companies announced Wednesday.

The deal will provide BlueStrata EHR with access to expanded resources, including investments in technology, sales and marketing, and it will enable Mediware to expand its technology solutions into the long-term care market.

BlueStrata EHR uses a cloud-based software-as-a-service model to meet the clinical, financial and operational needs of assisted living communities and skilled nursing facilities. The EHR is integrated with billing, accounting and business intelligence modules.

“Mediware understands the importance of home- and community-based care and the growth opportunities driven by our aging population and need for higher-quality, lower-cost care,” BlueStrata EHR President Todd Holtmann said. “We share Mediware’s focus on great company culture and excellent customer service, so we believe this will truly help and benefit our customers.”

BlueStrata EHR is expected to continue to be headquartered in St. Louis.

Mediware currently supplies software for healthcare and human service providers, including hospitals, blood centers, cord blood banks, cancer treatment centers, behavioral health facilities, infusion and specialty pharmacy providers, rehabilitation therapy and respiratory care providers.

“We see tremendous potential with BlueStrata EHR. It’s a comprehensive, easy-to-use clinical and billing system for the long-term care industry,” Mediware CEO Bill Miller said. “BlueStrata EHR provides Mediware with a high-quality solution and a new market opportunity where we can share our expertise in improving care through technology.”