Accenture Acquires UK Digital Healthcare Consultancy Nautilus Consulting


Accenture has acquired Nautilus Consulting, a foremost digital healthcare consultancy in the U.K. known for its proficiency in Electronic Patient Record (EPR) solutions. Financial information was not disclosed.

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Accenture, founded in 1989, is based in Dublin, Ireland. The company currently lists 568,478 employees on LinkedIn. Accenture’s core areas of expertise encompass artificial intelligence, cloud computing, and security.

Nautilus Consulting is based in London, England. The company has 56 employees listed on LinkedIn. Nautilus Consulting specializes in strategic and operational consulting services, primarily in the digital healthcare sector. Although the exact number of employees is not specified, the team boasts a diverse background, merging expertise from the NHS and private sector to enhance patient experience and health outcomes.

Enhancing Healthcare Digital Solutions

With this acquisition, Nautilus Consulting will integrate into Accenture’s Health Strategy & Consulting team in the U.K. 

This move is expected to amplify Accenture’s digital transformation, implementation, and optimization capabilities on both U.K. and global healthcare fronts. With this deal, Accenture says it aims to bridge the gap between clinical users and IT solution providers, refining both patient experience and health outcomes, all while focusing on cost and operational efficiencies.

Strategic Relationships and Future Goals

Nautilus Consulting’s longstanding experience in the procurement and implementation of Oracle Health’s Millennium platform places Accenture in a stronger strategic position with Oracle Health.

Accenture anticipates that this will increase its capacity to offer a holistic digital transformation experience on a large scale.

Accenture Acquires Nautilus: Additional Commentary

Ashish Goel, Senior Managing Director, Accenture’s Health industry practice in EMEA, commented: 

"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, drive better outcomes for all – and help us on our journey to becoming a leading healthcare transformation partner of choice.”

Simon Evans, Managing Director, Nautilus, said: 

“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.”