Kyruus introduced this week it can buy affected person engagement firm Epion Well being for an undisclosed sum, marking the supplier search and scheduling agency’s second acquisition.
Kyruus gives instruments for sufferers to assist them discover suppliers and schedule appointments, in addition to a platform for well being techniques to match and preserve details about their suppliers. Epion’s companies embrace on-line check-in, a telehealth platform and instruments for connecting with sufferers, equivalent to reminders to schedule preventive care or explaining pre-surgery directions.
The businesses mentioned the mixed entity will work with greater than 500 well being techniques and medical teams.
“Epion Well being is a trusted companion to tons of of well being techniques and medical practices,” Kyruus CEO and founder Dr. Graham Gardner mentioned in a press release. “By bringing our options collectively, we’re uniquely positioned to ship an end-to-end providing that makes it straightforward for sufferers to search out and schedule care, full pre-visit duties, and meaningfully interact with their suppliers no matter the place they start their search.”
THE LARGER TREND
In late 2020, Kyruus introduced plans to accumulate affected person navigation and worth transparency firm HealthSparq from Cambia Well being Options. That deal closed in spring 2021.
Kyruus introduced it had raised $30 million in funding in June 2020, not lengthy after a $42 million Sequence D spherical of funding. In line with Crunchbase, Epion has a complete funding pot of greater than $10 million.
There are a selection of opponents within the affected person engagement and communication house. UpFront lately introduced a $10.5 million Sequence C spherical of funding, not lengthy after the corporate introduced it had acquired fellow engagement firm PatientBond.
Luma Well being, which gives scheduling, messaging and supplier referral instruments, introduced a $130 million Sequence C spherical in November final 12 months, boosting its whole elevate to $160 million.
ON THE RECORD
“It is a win for our prospects who will now have a broader providing of options for his or her sufferers, together with scheduling, whereas receiving the identical excessive stage of care and repair Epion has offered over time,” Joe Blewitt, Epion’s CEO, mentioned in a press release. “The highly effective mixture of our platforms will make connecting with sufferers simpler for suppliers and healthcare organizations of all sizes, in all markets, driving engagement in high-quality care that’s handy, accessible and environment friendly.”