Local company sold to Salo Inc.

Delta Health Technologies, an Altoona-based software provider for home health, hospice and private duty agencies, has been purchased by Salo Solutions Inc., a Columbus, Ohio-based, health care-focused IT consultancy and systems integrator.

This acquisition will unite Delta’s software expertise with Salo’s business intelligence capabilities to provide business-driven solutions for care-at-home organizations.

Salo CEO Tony Ott will serve as CEO of Delta, and Keith Crownover will remain at Delta as president.

“We are honored and excited to unite Delta’s strong team with our experts in home health analysis, accounting, process improvement and technology,” Ott said in a statement. “Combining Delta’s advanced care-at-home software with our technical and operational consulting team will allow us to make an even greater positive impact on home health, hospice and home care operations and ensure continued access to their strong proprietary software.”

Salo will continue to be headquartered in Columbus, and Delta will remain in Altoona.

The company anticipates a seamless transition for customers and employees.

“Salo’s business expertise and deep home health care connections are a perfect fit with Delta’s extensive customer base, half-century of history and strong brand equity,” Crownover said in a statement. “We look forward to joining the forces of both of our equally strong companies to leverage our built-in markets for future growth as one and to continue to meet the diverse needs of our valued customers.”

Delta Health Technologies, located at 400 Lakemont Park Blvd., originated in 1968 as Delta Computer Systems Inc.

In 1974, the business started providing information technology to the home health industry. Delta Computer Systems Inc., the founding company, partnered with and subsequently was acquired by Shared Medical Systems Corp., which was acquired in 2000 by Siemens AG.

In 2006, SMS was acquired by local owners and became Delta Health Technologies LLC.