ACS lassos TMS Health
Affiliated Computer Services (ACS) has acquired Boca Raton, Fla.-based healthcare teleservices company TMS Health from private equity firm Palm Beach Capital for an undisclosed amount.

Guy Amato, CEO of TMS, will remain with ACS as will the company's employees, according to Dallas-based ACS, a Xerox company.

Through TMS, ACS stated it will improve communication between pharmaceutical companies, physicians, consumers and pharmacists by providing customer education, product sales and marketing and clinical trial tools.

According to the company, TMS offerings now available through ACS include:
  • Physician Services: Outbound calls to physicians to educate them on pharmaceutical products and services;
  • Direct to Consumer: Fielding inquiries resulting from pharmaceutical company sponsored print, internet and television advertising and handling customer support for medical devices and pharmaceutical products;
  • Clinical Trials: Recruiting and screening patients for enrollment; and
  • Pharmacy Services: Contacting and educating pharmacists in retail pharmacies to provide information on new and existing drugs, collect stocking orders and manage rebate processing.