InTouch Health Acquires TruClinic

Two of the country’s leading telehealth care providers began 2018 with big news: They’re merging. As MedCity News first reported, the Santa Barbara, California-based telehealth platform InTouch Health announced in a press release that it would be acquiring TruClinic, a Utah-based provider of direct-to-consumer, web-based telehealth services. “We are thrilled to welcome TruClinic to the InTouch Health family,” InTouch Health Chief Executive Officer Joseph M. DeVivo said in a company press release, which did not offer any financial details about the deal or a specific time frame. “TruClinic is the perfect addition to the InTouch Health Platform, which will soon offer health systems home-to-home virtual care solutions.”

The InTouch press release emphasized the degree to which the TruClinic acquisition will expand the number of ways in which their providers can interact with patients—most notably, by enabling home visits through the incorporation of TruClinic software, thus “further extending InTouch Health’s unified telehealth solution across the continuum of care.” TruClinic’s founder and CEO Justin Kahn also noted that its software platform will give added “flexibility” to providers using it, enabling them “to stand up a virtual clinic that conforms to their own unique workflows.” He added, “TruClinic’s software is easy to use, affordable and scalable—which allows our customers to use the technology to conform to any use case, workflow, or subset of patients.”

As the release noted, both InTouch and TruClinic received high marks from KLAS Research in their 2017 Telehealth Virtual Care Platforms performance report. Overall, the two companies expressed optimism about their merger and the role that they’ll play in the telehealth industry going forward. Said InTouch CEO DeVivo, “This acquisition puts InTouch Health firmly in a leadership position with a breadth of technologies and a network unrivaled by any other telehealth provider.”

Click here to read the MedCity News article on the InTouch-TruClinic deal.

Click here to read the InTouch health press release on the TruClinic deal.

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