2020 M&A

By  Laura Lovett 12:04 pm December 8, 2020
Direct-to-consumer virtual health company Ro is turning to the in-home healthcare space with the acquisition of digital platform Workpath.  Founded in 2015, Workpath created a tool that can offer on-demand in-home care services through an API system. Through the app virtual care providers can request to send in-home blood draws or in-home nurse visits to a patient. The company’s API is able to...
By  Laura Lovett 02:57 pm December 3, 2020
London-based virtual care company HealthHero has acquired digital triage platform Doctorlink. This comes after Eight Roads sold its stake in the company to HealthHero.  Doctorlink has several different components, including online triage, urgent care triage, risk assessment and video consultations. The technology is built using artificial intelligence (AI). The company's online triage system was...
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By  Laura Lovett 10:26 am November 12, 2020
Digital mental health company Talkspace is dipping into the relationship industry with its acquisition of couple counseling tool Lasting for an undisclosed sum.  Talkspace has traditionally offered one-on-one therapy via a virtual platform, however, recently it was seeing new demands.  “Our growth and our expansion into relationship or couples therapy recently launched and we’ve done it...
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By  Laura Lovett 12:16 pm November 5, 2020
Drug delivery and packaging company AptarPharma has snapped up digital respiratory health company Cohero Health’s operating assets and the proprietary portfolio for an undisclosed sum. The venture-backed respiratory-focused startup was founded in 2013 and has raised over $15 million from big names, including fellow tech companies Samsung and Omron. Since its inception, the company has focused on...
By  Laura Lovett 02:51 pm August 26, 2020
This morning Consumer Medical, a clinic-decision-support and second-opinions company, announced that it purchased virtual-specialist medical-opinion company InfiniteMD.  Boston-based InfiniteMD was founded in 2015 and was designed to help patients get more information about their condition via virtual visits. When a patient uses the service, they can ask for doctors to evaluate their diagnosis,...
By  Laura Lovett 02:30 pm August 21, 2020
Autonomous AI platform Digital Diagnostics, previously known as IDx, announced that it has purchased 3Derm Systems in a move that would expand its reach into the dermatology space. Digital Diagnostics got its start as an AI tool for diabetic retinopathy, but it’s now looking to expand its specialties. That is where the company is making bets on 3Derm. Boston-based 3Derm specializes in providing...

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By  Laura Lovett 02:06 pm August 13, 2020
Last week the digital health world was taken by storm when news broke that virtual health giant Teladoc was set to acquire chronic care management platform Livongo in a whopping $18.5 billion deal.  Livongo has had quite a year in a half. Last July, it went public with a listing price of $28 a share. At the time of the acquisition, each share was valued at roughly $159. Its news has also included...
By  Laura Lovett 11:37 am July 28, 2020
Sharecare, a digital patient engagement company, announced on Monday that it is purchasing WhiteHatAI, which focuses on using artificial intelligence to address healthcare payments, for an undisclosed amount.  Sharecare is focused on reviewing claims data in order to detect any false claims, waste, abuse or fraud in the system. This comes as Sharecare has boosted its medical records and medical...
By  Jonah Comstock 11:46 am July 10, 2020
Economic downturns and catastrophic events can often prompt market consolidation, so perhaps it's no great surprise that the first half of 2020 has been unusually active when it comes to mergers and acquisitions, especially in the second quarter. MobiHealthNews tracked 23 confirmed acquisitions in Q2, plus one credibly reported one, and another 11 in Q1, for 35 so far this year – six up from last...