WellSky Nabs New Investment from Leonard Green & Partners

Private equity-backed health care software company WellSky has a new investor and a new capital structure, the company announced Monday.  TPG Capital — the PE platform that currently owns WellSky — has entered into a definitive agreement to add private equity firm Leonard Green & Partners LP (LGP) as a capital partner. As part of […]

After Completing Major Deal for InTouch, Teladoc Looks to Further In-Home Care Capabilities

Teladoc (NYSE: TDOC) — the virtual health care powerhouse with operations in more than 100 counties — is building on its in-home capabilities and ability to team up with other providers. Earlier this month, New York-based Teladoc completed a major deal to acquire InTouch Health, a competing virtual care company based in California. Strategically, the […]

Kairos HQ, CareAcademy Launch Training and Job Placement Initiative for 10,000 Caregivers

In an effort to address the growing COVID-19-induced workforce strain, Kairos HQ has partnered with CareAcademy to launch an initiative that aims to train, certify and provide job placement for 10,000 new caregivers. Kairos is a New York-based venture capital company that produces and invests in startups. The company tends to focus on housing and […]

Virtual Reality Company Mieron Sets Sights on At-Home Care

Virtual reality (VR) company Mieron Inc. was founded in 2015 when its founders watched the value of the technology play out in front of their eyes by helping a 5-year-old girl recover from a traumatic spinal injury. Several years later, those founders are beginning to find out the value of VR in home-based care. Long […]

Computer Manufacturer Lenovo Announces New In-Home Care Solutions for Patients with Chronic Conditions

Computer manufacturing company Lenovo is rolling out a new home-based virtual care solution designed to build compliance among patients with chronic conditions, many of whom are seniors. It’s doing so in partnership with Vianova Health, which created the virtual health assistant used in the new technology. While telehealth technology has become essential amid COVID-19, Lenovo […]

Home-Based Care Operators Expect to Use Screening Tools ‘Far into the Future’

For Bayada Home Health Care, the idea of implementing a sensible COVID-19 screening process began with pieces of paper. After some brainstorming, the company began exploring more technology-savvy processes and, ultimately, landed on text messages. Originally thought to be an above-and-beyond type measure, the screening concepts Bayada ended up with may become not only the […]

How MedStar Health Went from 10 Virtual Visits Per Week — to 4,000 Per Day

Before COVID-19 began spreading across the U.S., MedStar Health was scheduling about 10 telehealth visits per week. During the height of COVID-19, that number increased to nearly 4,000 visits — per day. “Things have tailed off, but [they] certainly won’t ever go back to where they were,” David Brennan, MedStar’s director of telehealth initiatives, said […]

The Hospital of the Future: Intermountain Expands In-Home Care Offering

Utah-based Intermountain Healthcare is delving deeper into the home with its latest offering: hospital-level in-home care.  Intermountain is a health system with 24 hospitals, a medical group with about 160 clinics and its own health insurance plan, among other services. The not-for-profit announced a concerted effort to move more care into the home last year, […]