Teladoc to acquire Best Doctors

Telehealth platform organisation Teladoc has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire medical consultation organisation Best Doctors.

US-based health technology organisation Teladoc, which delivers virtual care access via its technology platform, will utilise Best Doctors’ network of medical experts and patient-decision support to offer a suite of online care options. Teladoc also plans to use the acquisition to develop and deploy a global expansion plan, designed to meet a broader spectrum of care needs for those outside of the US.

The acquisition aims to achieve a single, connected, virtual method of addressing healthcare issues to improve outcomes and reduce costs.

Peter McClennen (pictured, right), chief executive officer at Best Doctors, will continue in the new business as president of the Best Doctors division at Teladoc.

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Jason Gorevic (pictured, left), chief executive officer at Teladoc, said: “At Teledoc, our vision has always been to provide the central, trusted source for consumers to find resolution to the broadest array of healthcare needs, on their terms. Now with Best Doctors’ network of world-renowned experts in over 450 specialities, global footprint, and exceptional analytic capabilities, we are taking a monumental step towards making that vision a reality.”

McClennen added: “By combining data and analytics with a focus on nothing but the highest standard for care, we’ve successfully created a better way for patients and their families across the globe to get resolution to the most life-changing medical conditions. Now aligned as one greater organisation under Teladoc, the impact we can make together is tremendous, delivering a paradigm shift in care access that comes with a phenomenal patient experience, unprecedented outcomes and cost savings.”