- Craneware - the market leader in automated revenue integrity solutions for the US healthcare market - posts interim pre-tax profits of $6.3m, 10% up on last time.

Revenue for the six months to the end of December increased 2% to $21.6m while adjusted earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation rose by 10% to $6.3m.

Adjusted basic earnings per share increased 15% to 16.5 cents per share and the proposed interim dividend of 6.3p per share is up from 5.7p per share last time.

Chief executive Keith Neilson said: "We have seen a continued increase in sales during the period, building on the record year in 2014 and this, combined with Craneware's strong product suite, clear strategic direction and high levels of revenue visibility, means that we look to the future with confidence."

Craneware also announced that it has entered into a strategic partnership with Aridhia Informatics, the Edinburgh-based health informatics company.

This partnership will enable Craneware to offer Aridhia's core services which includes their collaborative analytics platform, data science service and app development capability to Craneware's extensive client base on an exclusive basis. With solutions that focus on patient outcomes, this partnership supports Craneware's US healthcare offering and extends Aridhia's healthcare client base outside the UK, Australia and Kuwait.

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