Teladoc Health to Acquire InTouch Health
Acquisition creates clear leader in providing virtual care solutions for both hospitals & health systems
Combination broadens advanced clinical use cases to be enabled for expanded care delivery both inside & outside the hospital
Acquisition expected to strengthen Teladoc Health long-term revenue growth
PURCHASE, NY, Jan. 12, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Teladoc Health, Inc. (NYSE: TDOC), the global leader in virtual care, today announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire InTouch Health, the leading provider of enterprise telehealth solutions for hospitals and health systems. This acquisition positions Teladoc Health as the partner of choice for health systems seeking a single solution for their entire virtual care strategy, and establishes the company as the only virtual care provider covering the full range of acuity – from critical to chronic to everyday care – through a single solution across all sites of care worldwide.
‘‘Today marks a bold leap forward in Teladoc Health’s mission to transform how high-quality healthcare is accessed and experienced, making virtual care available for patients with even the most critical care needs,” said Jason Gorevic, chief executive officer, Teladoc Health. “Bringing these companies together will make Teladoc Health the clear virtual care leader across every front door of healthcare, further accelerating the adoption and impact of virtual care for millions of people around the world.”
This announcement comes at a time when demand for virtual care services within the provider market is poised for significant growth, as favorable reimbursement tailwinds increasingly equip hospitals and health systems to fully realize the value of virtual care. According to 2019 JPMorgan research, 40% of hospitals surveyed reported planning to increase their budgets for telemedicine solutions. With 61% of hospital revenue forecasted to come from managed and value-based care models by 2021, (L.E.K. 2018 Hospital Study Survey), virtual care will be a crucial strategy to improve consumer engagement, ensure consistent quality and manage health care’s rising costs.
Health System’s Single Solution for All Virtual Care Needs
Partnered with more than 450 hospitals and health systems with more than 14,500 physician users globally, and supporting 40+ clinical use cases, InTouch Health provides an award-winning, integrated suite of technology, software, purpose-built devices and a secure global network offering a high-quality managed experience for global health care providers. Together with Teladoc Health, the newly combined entity will be uniquely equipped to meet the growing needs of the provider market with one single, integrated solution spanning both consumer and provider-to-provider applications.