Tunstall Healthcare, the global market leader in telecare and connected health technologies, has expanded its presence in Finland with the acquisition of Oy verifi Ab (Verifi), a provider of alarm monitoring services.
This latest acquisition follows the acquisitions of Secuvita in 2021 and BeWo in March 2022, and is part of the group’s international growth strategy. Tunstall Healthcare’s goal is toexpand its presence with its targets to solve daily challenges in the health and social market through digital and proactive technology solutions.
This acquisition will enable Tunstall Oy, a subsidiary of the Tunstall Healthcare group in Finland, to extend its services and offer remote assistance solutions to everyone, while increasing the efficiency and safety of its users. As part of this partnership, Tunstall and Verifi will launch a listening center, like the French center located in Le Creusot, the first listening and assistance center in France, securing the daily lives of elderly people living at home.
I am delighted to announce the acquisition of Verifi by Tunstall, to strengthen our presence in Finland. The Verifi team has built a solid company, whose values match our ethics. The combination of Tunstall and Verifi will make it possible to combine skills with the aim ofsignificantly improve the quality of health and care, the experience of caregivers and that of end users.
In recent years, social care and public health have taken a leap forward in their digital capabilities, driving the growth of this market. Unprecedented technological advances offer significant benefits in health and social services. Those who use Tunstall’s home telecare services cut their calls to the ambulance service by more than half (33%)and live independently for nearly nine months longer on average than people who do not receive these services.
We look forward to being able to offer new ways of delivering improved health care and social services to vulnerable people in Finland, through Verifi’s listening center, to strengthen our position through a wider deployment of technology.
Kristoffer Axelsson, COO of Tunstall Healthcare
Technological innovation in healthcare markets
Founded in 2003, Verifi is a service provider of camera surveillance alarms and work time monitoring. The new partnership will allow Tunstall to access Verifi’s alarm control center based in Vaasa, and receive alerts from vulnerable people to deploy the necessary assistance.
We have a long history of supplying security technologies to Finnish municipalities, hospitals and private service providers. Technology gives individuals and their families peace of mind and the certainty of receiving the right care at the right time, and this acquisition gives us the opportunity to provide care to even more people who need it..
Thanks to this, Tunstall will expand its activities while enriching its team with qualified and bilingual staff. People are extremely important to us, and the team plays a very valuable role in helping us move forward successfully with Verifi.
Mika Rajasalo, PDG de Tunstall Oy
For 65 years, Tunstall Healthcare has been at the forefront of technological innovation in healthcare markets. healthof lodging and care. The group offers a range of connected solutions to more than five million people in 19 countriesthereby improving their quality of life and allowing them to live independently.
Tunstall Healthcare is experiencing considerable growth and has evolved from being a supplier of equipment to that of a software and technology solutions company offering Telecare and Connected Health services. Since the launch of managed services, it nearly doubled the number of users managed by its systems, while expanding its geographic presence to six key regions : United Kingdom and Ireland, Nordic countries, Spain, France and Benelux, DACHME and Australasia.