Ireland's holistic telehealth service, MyClinic has become the latest acquisition for London-based digital health provider, HealthHero.
The acquisition will allow HealthHero to have a direct-to-consumer offer in Ireland, having previously provided services via insurance companies and through businesses to their employees.
WHY IT MATTERS?
HealthHero provides a holistic approach to healthcare to its 20 million users by merging separate disciplines such as GP, mental health and musculoskeletal consultations. MyClinic’s partnership offering and direct-to-consumer business also follows this holistic approach to treating the ‘whole’ patient, which makes the two companies a compatible match.
Providers and patients will have access to MyClinic’s services, which include online repeat prescriptions, mental health, physiotherapy and wellbeing products, as well as video consultations with healthcare professionals ranging from GPs, therapists, midwives, physiotherapists, and fertility specialists.
THE LARGER CONTEXT
Last year saw HealthHero predominantly focus on expanding its platform by completing a number of acquisitions. In August, the company launched a new telehealth platform and acquired German medical consultation platform, Fernarzt.
At the end of last year, HealthHero acquired digital triage platform Doctorlink to include its suite of offerings of online triage, urgent care, risk assessment and video consultation.
ON THE RECORD
Dr Daniel Clear, co-founder and MD of MyClinic, and consultant psychiatrist said: “The driving force behind MyClinic has always been offering better access to doctors and specialist healthcare advice, so becoming part of the HealthHero team feels like the perfect fit. Our own holistic approach to healthcare is reflected in HealthHero's services, as doctors ourselves, we are pleased that as part of the HeathHero family we will continue to offer effective healthcare support and reach more people than ever across Ireland, with even the most time-poor patients able to access health expertise.”
Ranjan Singh, co-founder & CEO of HealthHero said: “We are delighted that MyClinic has joined HealthHero’s expanding team. There is significant demand for distributed and remote healthcare models in Ireland, where access to primary healthcare can be challenging and unlike the UK is often not free at the point of use. Since the onset of Covid-19 HealthHero saw demand for its UK and Republic of Ireland services increase by over 300%, and MyClinic has reported a similar surge in demand. It’s an exciting time for HealthHero to add a direct-to-consumer offering to our services.
“HealthHero’s technology platform and existing commercial relationships in combination with MyClinic’s clinical expertise and products will give providers and patients access to a compelling holistic proposition.”