Total Specific Solutions acquires the Irish software company IMS MAXIMS

April 4th, 2023

Total Specific Solutions (“TSS”) has acquired Irish Medical Systems (Holdings) Ltd, which is known in the Irish and UK market as IMS MAXIMS (“MAXIMS”). This is TSS’s first acquisition in Ireland and the 6th in the UK/Ireland region.

MAXIMS offers healthcare solutions to public and private healthcare sectors throughout the UK and Ireland. The primary focus is the acute hospital sector, but MAXIMS also works, for example, for community care and mental health. The solution’s platform is designed to ensure that it will deliver immediate benefits to each healthcare organization. Thus, it has a modern Patient Administration System/Electronic Patient Record that is open, integrated, scalable, and modular.

Martijn Aardema, General Manager at TSS: “We are pleased to welcome MAXIMS, our first Irish company to TSS. Healthcare has been one of TSS’s core verticals and we are always keen to add new expertise to our Group. Although national rules and culture govern Healthcare, I believe we always learn from similar companies operating in different countries. Thomas Anderson, Neill McAnaspie, Jacinta Ni Suaird and the team have built a strong presence in the UK and Ireland, where MAXIMS offers its clients a full range of software solutions to help them with their daily needs in taking care of patients. I am proud to have such an established healthcare software company as our first Irish acquisition.

Together with Portfolio Manager Arjen de Wit, I look forward to supporting Neill McAnaspie, who will lead the company going forward as the Managing Director and his team in their new phase as an independent business unit of TSS.”

Thomas Anderson, former owner of MAXIMS: “I acquired MAXIMS in 2011, and with Neill, Jacinta and the team, we have made this company what it is today. Currently, I want to focus on other business ventures, and the time has come to give MAXIMS the opportunity to develop and grow as an independent business. TSS approached us with their ‘Software for Life’ strategy, which means that MAXIMS continues its future as a TSS business. And TSS understands the difference in cultures; whether it concerns countries or specific industries, each culture needs a dedicated approach. I feel assured about the future of the company with Neill as the managing director at its helm, its clients, and employees.”

Neill McAnaspie, Managing Director: “It is an exciting new step to be part of an international software company. I look forward to heading up the team of MAXIMS and working closely with Arjen and Martijn.”


Founded in 1986 as a Patient Administration Systems (PAS) provider, MAXIMS now provides also Electronic Patient Records (EPR) and Clinical software solutions to public (NHS) and private healthcare settings across the UK and Ireland. The solution set ranges from patient management systems (including patient acceptance & clinical workflow) to standalone solutions for specific care settings, such as emergency and mental health. The business is headquartered in Dublin, Ireland, with offices in Milton Keynes, UK, and Suceava, Romania.