Telehealth giant Amwell to acquire Portland healthtech startup Conversa

Nationwide telehealth supplier Amwell mentioned it’ll acquire Portland, Ore.-based healthtech startup Conversa and SilverCloud Health.

Conversa, based in 2014, sells platforms tailor-made to completely different medical situations that permit medical groups to talk with sufferers remotely. The company raised $8 million at the beginning of this year, after COVID-19 generated elevated want for the service.

Conversa additionally helps medical suppliers automate text-based conversations and different administrative duties earlier than, throughout and after sufferers examine in to medical care.

Amwell said it’ll use Conversa’s affected person profiling and engagement instruments to increase shopper expertise and outcomes.

Murray Brozinksy, CEO of Conversa Well being, mentioned the deal will assist “usher within the hybrid care supply mannequin of the longer term.”

Amwell mentioned it paid roughly $320 million in inventory and money to acquire Conversa and SilverCloud, a digital platform that caters to psychological healthcare. The transaction is anticipated to shut on the finish of the third quarter.
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