August 6, 2018 Source: MobiHealthNews 146
WebMD, an Internet Brands company, announced its purchase of Vitals Consumer Services Division from Mdx Medical in a period of two months since its earlier acquisition.
The division, which specializes in giving consumers online tools to contact clinicians, comprises of vitals.com and UCompareHealthCare.com. The acquisition will also embrace the MedHelp tool, which offers a medium for patients to bond with their peers.
“The consumer-first mission of Vitals Consumer Services Division, as evidenced by its strong commitment to transparent information and data, makes it a natural fit within the WebMD network,” Dr. Steve Zatz, WebMD CEO, said in a statement. “We plan to quickly open our combined platform to providers, provider networks, and other health systems that are seeking to drive new patients into their practices.”
WebMD has been persistent in growing its provider directory in the past year, as per the company. This new attainment hopes to help the united platforms create as many as 10 million consumer visits every month.
“We have long operated the Vitals Enterprise and Vitals Consumer businesses separately. We are delighted that Vitals Consumer Services has found a home with WebMD, and we believe those two platforms together will delight consumers who are shopping for a provider,” Heyward Donigan, president and CEO of Vitals, said in a statement. “Our Vitals Enterprise business continues on independently, delivering a leading digital engagement platform for our health plan and employer customers that creates a competitive healthcare marketplace and helps their members choose the best providers.”By editor
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