Some acquisitions have more to them; they are not just financial collaborations. Avizia, a telemedicine provider, acquired the startup Carena that offers a virtual healthcare. Carena is a startup in Seattle that develops platforms for virtual visits of healthcare professionals.

Avizia is an established name in telehealth services as it presently serves 25% of the hospitals in U.S. The acquisition has brought two competitors under one roof to change the face of telehealth. As the representatives of both the companies shared, the approach of growth is collaborated effort to cater to low and high need health care.

“This acquisition combines two of the nation’s leading virtual care platforms,” says Mike Baird, CEO of Avizia. Along With Carena’s select provider network, the company empowers hospitals with the most comprehensive, customizable and trusted telehealth solution available.”

“The Carena team is proud to become a part of the Avizia telehealth platform, which is trusted by four out of the top five IDNs and connects the nation’s leading neurology, psychiatric and pediatric programs,” as stated by Ralph Derrickson, president, and CEO of Carena.

Individually the companies are associated to reputed health organizations like Catholic Health Initiatives, NewYork-Presbyterian, Northwell Health, Dignity Health and the Medical University of South Carolina. Carena has supported 120 hospitals spanning U.S. and is serving more than 18 million people. Avizia raised $20M while Carena raised $30M in this fiscal year. Both the companies under one umbrella will revolutionize the telehealth industry.


About Avizia

Avizia partners with providers to deploy and power system-wide telehealth. To do this, Avizia combines a collaborative approach with a market-leading telehealth solutions suite that scales across the continuum of care. Trusted by four of the top five IDNs in the nation and 25 percent of US hospitals, Avizia empowers providers to deliver unparalleled access and clinical excellence to patients. Visit

About Carena

Carena designs and operates virtual clinics for health systems. Carena combines technology and new care delivery methods to provide healthcare for the way consumers live and work today. The company has offered on-demand care since 2000, informing its telemedicine solution with industry-leading expertise in clinical quality and consumer preferences. Today, Carena’s virtual care model and configurable technology platform make it possible for health systems to offer care to consumers anytime, anywhere as a natural extension of each system’s brand, mission, and service. Carena partners with more than 120 hospitals, offering virtual care access to over 35 million consumers.