- Teladoc Health announced this morning it will acquire InTouch Health, the leading provider of enterprise telehealth solutions for hospitals and health systems for $600M.
- The acquisition establishes Teladoc Health 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 including home, pharmacy, retail, the physician office, ambulance, and more.
Teladoc Health, Inc., a global leader in virtual care, today announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire InTouch Health, a Santa Barbara, CA-based enterprise telehealth solution that offers healthcare providers solutions to efficiently deliver virtual care for a broad array of use cases and healthcare environments. Under the terms of the agreement, the purchase price of $600 million will consist of approximately $150 million in cash and $450 million of Teladoc Health common stock. Lazard acted as sole financial advisor and Latham & Watkins LLP acted as legal advisor to Teladoc Health in the transaction. J.P. Morgan acted as sole financial advisor and Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati LLP acted as legal advisor to InTouch Health. The transaction is expected to close by the end of Q2.
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.
Enterprise Virtual Care From the Hospital to the Home
Founded in 2002, InTouch Health provides a reliable, dedicated cloud-based network and virtual care solutions designed to ensure connectivity for health systems, providers, and patients at all times. 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.
Acquisition Meets Growing Demand for Virtual Care Services
This acquisition 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.
“Now is the perfect time for us to join together with Teladoc Health and deliver to hospitals and health systems everywhere what they’ve been asking for – a single, enterprise solution to support their virtual care strategies and enable them to better engage with patients at every point along their healthcare journey,” said Joseph M. DeVivo, chief executive officer at InTouch Health. “Whether it’s extending clinical capabilities, augmenting physician resources or supporting optimized outcomes, we are that trusted single partner to support them.”
Acquisition Creates Single, Integrated Virtual Care Solution for Both Hospital & Health Systems
Virtual care will increasingly be adopted to improve patient outcomes as the need for care is expected to increase, driven by aging populations and the increasing prevalence of chronic diseases. 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. From stroke care to cardiology and more, this unmatched range of capabilities will enable clinicians to provide the best patient care both in medical facilities, as well as new locations such as home, transport and retail.
In addition, the acquisition is expected to strengthen Teladoc Health’s long-term revenue growth. InTouch Health is expected to generate 2019 revenues of approximately $80 million, growing approximately 35% versus the prior year.
”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.”
Source: HIT Consultant