Virtual care company Carenet acquires telehealth subsidiary

Carenet Health, a San Antonio-based provider of telehealth and healthcare engagement solutions, announced July 1 its acquisition of Morrisville, N.C.-based Citra Health Solutions' engagement and telehealth subsidiary.

With this acquisition, Carenet now serves more than 65 million patients, making it one of the largest telehealth providers in the U.S. Earlier this year, Carenet expanded its reach even further by acquiring the nurse advice line services of HGS AxisPoint Health.

Carenet, formerly known as Carenet Healthcare Services, partners with payers, providers, employers and more to offer clinical support and telehealth services, as well as patient engagement and advocacy solutions. Additionally, the company has established the only integrated virtual clinic in the industry combining 24/7 nurse advice with digital physician consultations.

"With ER and other care costs rising at unsustainable rates, we're partnering with more and more industry players who realize that telehealth — including personal guidance at any time of the day or night and the subsequent direction to the most appropriate care options — needs to be a critical part of 2020 strategies," Carenet CEO John Erwin said.

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