Royal Philips has announced that it has acquired VitalHealth, a provider of cloud-based population health management solutions for the delivery of personalised care outside of the hospital, for example, in regional care networks.
Headquartered in the The Netherlands, VitalHealth’s products and services are being used by more than 100 healthcare networks in various countries including the US, India, China, Sweden, Germany, Belgium and the Netherlands, a press release from Philips states.
Philips also recently acquired CardioProlific, a US-based thrombectomy company.
VitalHealth was founded in 2006 by Mayo Clinic (US) and Noaber Foundation (The Netherlands) and employs approximately 200 employees. Financial details of the transaction were not disclosed.
“This strategic acquisition complements our current offering in population health management, and supports our commitment to deliver integrated solutions for care providers and patients to improve people’s health,” said Carla Kriwet, chief business leader of the Connected Care & Health Informatics Businesses at Philips. “As a pioneer in comprehensive population health management solutions, we are committed to help drive business transformation for providers, health systems, employers, and payers transitioning to value-based care. VitalHealth will help us deliver on that commitment by strengthening our offering for care coordination, outcome management and patient engagement.”
“Population health management is a proactive approach to improving health and reducing costs for entire patient populations. It involves the aggregation of patient data across multiple health IT sources, smart analytics to understand the health needs of the population, navigation and coordination of care within that population, and engagement with each individual patient to improve both clinical and financial outcomes. In line with its strategy to deliver integrated solutions across the health continuum, from healthy living and prevention to diagnosis, treatment and home care, Philips has been expanding its population health management business,” a press release from the company states.
“VitalHealth’s offering will complement Philips Wellcentive’s solution to help improve patient outcomes, as the combined portfolios will enable healthcare providers to better identify and manage high-risk, high-cost patient populations. Moreover, VitalHealth’s platform will strengthen Philips’ HealthSuite digital platform, the company’s digital enabler for the next generation of connected health solutions,” the press release adds.