digital health acquisitions

By Dave Muoio 04:05 pm October 12, 2017
Atlanta-based Azalea Health, a health IT software firm focused on rural practices and mobile tools, has acquired Houston-based EHR company Prognosis Innovation Healthcare. While the terms of the acquisition were not included in the announcement, the companies said in a letter to Prognosis clients that the EHR company will continue to operate underneath Azalea with no major interruptions in...
By Dave Muoio 11:24 am October 11, 2017
Telehealth platform provider Avizia announced yesterday that it has acquired Seattle-based virtual care provider Carena to further strengthen its position as a system-wide telehealth partner for US healthcare systems. The terms of the deal were not disclosed. “This acquisition combines two of the nation’s leading virtual care platforms,” Mike Baird, CEO of Avizia, said in a statement. “With...
By Dave Muoio 03:49 pm October 10, 2017
Update: This article has been updated to clarify MedHelp's affiliation with Merck and recent announcement of acquisition by Vitals. To expedite its push into mobile health, Yardley, Pennsylvania-based StayWell announced today that it has acquired the mobile health portion of Silicon Valley-based MedHelp, which includes several consumer-facing mobile health apps. The terms of the deal were not...
By Heather Mack 09:00 am June 30, 2017
The relationship between global pharmaceutical company Roche and digital diabetes management app maker mySugr has been growing for the past couple of years. First there was the investment, then there was the partnership, and now Roche is going all in and becoming the exclusive shareholder of mySugr.  Under the agreement, mySugr will continue to function as a separate legal entity, but will serve...
By Heather Mack 04:21 pm June 19, 2017
Telemedicine giant Teladoc has acquired Best Doctors, a virtual medical consultation company, to enable a connected care platform focused on improving outcomes for some of the most complex medical conditions. Under the terms of the deal, which is expected to close next month, Teladoc will pay  $375 million cash and $65 million of Teladoc common stock. The company reports it has secured $360 in...
By Heather Mack 05:16 pm May 31, 2017
UK-based Medvivo, which provides integrated services ranging from telemedicine to connecting people with primary care outside of normal office hours, has acquired clinical decision support company Expert 24. The purchase price of the deal was not disclosed, but investment firm Eight Roads provided the funds. Expert 24, which was founded in 2001, has operations both in the UK and the United States...
By Heather Mack 03:58 pm May 18, 2017
The Wellness Network, a Pewaukee, Wisconsin-based television and digital media network for hospitals, has acquired patient education video publisher Milner-Fenwick. The financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. The Wellness Network is among the largest in-hospital education networks in the country, comprising 2,300 hospitals and 300,000 screens (TV, tablet), and they collaborate with a...
By Heather Mack 05:12 pm April 5, 2017
Information technology company Intermedix has acquired Nashville-based WPC Healthcare, a data analytics company that works with hospitals and payers to improve compliance, outcomes, data management and patient engagement. The terms of the deal were not disclosed. Intermedix, which makes cloud-based SaaS for healthcare providers, government agencies and corporations, has been building on its data...
By Heather Mack 02:13 pm March 16, 2017
Irving, Texas-based HMS Holdings, which owns a number of subsidiaries that offer software tools for payers, has acquired health engagement platform provider Eliza Corporation for a cash purchase price of $170 million. Eliza offers a SaaS engagement platform to employers, providers, health plans, hospitals, pharmacies and clinics to help them establish the best method and time to engage customers...
By Heather Mack 03:07 pm January 31, 2017
Rockville, Maryland-based DrFirst, which provides healthcare SaaS offerings ranging from medication management to clinical communications, has acquired clinical trial recruitment provider VisibilityRx. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. The aim of the acquisition is to offer VisibilityRx’s patient identification, recruitment and communication capabilities to DrFirst’s 60,000 physician clients...