First Look: Avizia Acquires Carena

Avizia, powering system-wide telehealth, announced late last week that it has acquired Carena, a Seattle-based leading virtual care provider. The acquisition of Carena reinforces Avizia’s position as the largest and most comprehensive telehealth solutions partner for health systems nationwide.

Avizia partners with providers to deploy and power system-wide telehealth strategies.

With the acquisition of Carena, Avizia now offers a comprehensive and customizable telehealth platform which includes software, mobile applications, virtual care devices and a provider network.

“This acquisition combines two of the nation’s leading virtual care platforms,” says Mike Baird, CEO of Avizia. “With Carena’s select provider network, Avizia empowers hospitals with the most comprehensive, customizable and trusted telehealth solution available.”

Avizia is backed by leading healthcare organizations like HealthQuest, Northwell Health and NewYork-Presbyterian, and has raised $20 million in funding since its founding in 2013. The company now powers telehealth programs at more than 25 percent of the nation’s hospitals.

“The Carena team is proud to become a part of the Avizia telehealth platform, which is trusted by four out of the top five IDNs and connects the nation’s leading neurology, psychiatric and pediatric programs,” says Ralph Derrickson, president and CEO of Carena. He adds that, “our combined company partners with some of the most prestigious healthcare organizations in the country, including Catholic Health Initiatives, NewYork-Presbyterian, Northwell Health, Dignity Health and the Medical University of South Carolina.”

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