Royal Philips buys Capsule Technologies for $635 million, extending their integrated solutions platforms for patient care management. Capsule is a developer of medical device integration and data technologies, including vital signs monitoring and clinical surveillance services, for hospitals and healthcare organizations. These technologies connect medical devices and EMRs in hospitals through a vendor-neutral system. The deal will close in this quarter and Capsule’s approximately 300 employees will join Philips’ connected care segment. MassDevice, Philips release.
It’s all about the integration: Hims & Hers $1.6 bn SPAC completes, partners with Privia Health for telehealth and in-person visits. Now that Hims & Hers is now on the NYSE (courtesy of a ‘blank check’ with a division of Oaktree Capital Management) and valued at $1.6 billion, it continues its elevation out of e-commerce home delivery of erectile dysfunction and hair restoration meds to telehealth and in-person medicine. Starting about 18 months ago with virtual visits for minor maladies and mental health, Hims recently went beyond its homegrown capabilities with major providers such as New Orleans-based Ochsner Health System and New York City-based Mount Sinai Health System. Privia is a physician organization consisting of regional groups, ACOs, and specialty verticals in value-based care. Their addition to Hims will be for in-person and telehealth visits in the District of Columbia, Georgia, Maryland, Texas, and Virginia. In past months, it has been eagerly partnering with technology and analytics suppliers to build its management services portfolio. Another sign of more integration: Hims is also moving into pharmacy fulfillment after using outside suppliers. Hasn’t turned the profit corner yet, though. FierceHealthcare, Mobihealthnews
Signify Health signals an IPO. Going the more traditional route is Signify Health, which filed an S-1 registration statement with the SEC for a $100 million offering on the NYSE in the near future. Signify’s analytics and technology platform delivers through its mobile provider networks in-home health and care management services supporting major payers and value-based payment programs. Signify merged in 2019 with fellow, smaller New Mountain Capital company, the former Remedy Health, which specializes in managing providers through episodes of care/bundled payments under the CMS BPCI-A and commercial programs. It is not confirmed if New Mountain, a private equity company based in New York, will be exiting with the IPO. Signify Health release, FierceHealthcare.
Closing funding rounds:
Telehealth/AI platform K Health closed a $132M Series E round of funding led by GGV Capital and Valor Equity Partners, for a total since its 2016 start of $271 million. It also launched a pediatric version of the app, K for Parents. The app connects with doctors in 49 states but also uses health data, curated by AI, to provide patients with guidance for primary care, anxiety, and depression conditions. Release
Even non-telehealth or app-based healthcare companies are taking advantage of funding bounties. Aledade, a management services organization (MSO) for primary care practices, closed a $100 million Series D led by Meritech Capital Partners. Aledade partners with independent practices to organize ACOs in value-based care models. To date, Aledade has raised $249 million. Aledade release.
More modestly, Conversa Health closed its Series B at $20 million, up from $12 million. The round was led by Builders VC and Northwell Ventures. Conversa’s automated virtual care and triage platform remotely monitors, analyzes, and communicates with patients. During COVID, they developed COVID-19 Virtual Care Solutions, a mobile platform for hospitals to increase capacity by automating the outreach to and monitoring of vulnerable patient and employee populations. Release