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Avizia Acquires Virtual Care Provider Carena

October 10, 2017
by Rajiv Leventhal
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Avizia, a Reston, Va.-based telehealth solutions provider, has announced it has acquired Carena, a Seattle-based leading virtual care provider.

Avizia partners with providers to deploy and power system-wide telehealth strategies. With the acquisition of Carena, Avizia officials say that it now offers a “comprehensive and customizable telehealth platform which includes software, mobile applications, virtual care devices and a provider network.” Founded in 2000, Carena designs and operates virtual clinics for health systems and provides access to care for more than 35 million consumers.

Avizia is backed by 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, its officials say.

Avizia was recognized as an innovator in clinician workflow last year as part of Healthcare Informatics’ Innovator Awards program. In an interview, the company’s founder and CEO, Mike Baird, noted “Our mission is to help move them to the digital age—we want to make it seamless for doctors to deal with their workflows. For us, that translates into trying to figure out how to take the normal workflows and processes doctors do in healthcare on any given day and make them applicable in the digital world. That means having things like virtual waiting rooms, being able to easily access patient data, being able to gather the diagnostic information from different sources, and trying to mirror that in a virtual consult.”

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