Virtual Care Provider Carena Announces Partnership with Aegis Health Group

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Collaboration aims to grow employer telemedicine use and increase hospital revenue

Virtual urgent care provider Carena announced today a collaboration with Aegis Health Group to grow the number of employers that offer telemedicine through health system partnerships and improve the way health systems leverage telemedicine to acquire and retain new patients, which can increase profitable market share.

The collaboration allows Carena’s hospital partners to connect with Aegis for tailored prescriptions for growth, while enabling Aegis’ hospital clients to educate employers on the benefits of partnerships that offer virtual care to their commercially insured employees.

Aegis Health Group combines its patient acquisition and retention strategies, innovative technology, and in-depth analytics to grow revenue for its hospital clients. Their employer-focused solution targets commercially insured patients to increase market share to support a hospital’s business development efforts.

Carena’s white-label Anytime Virtual Clinic Platform, which is utilized by more than 120 hospitals across the country, includes software, staffing, operations, and marketing services. The platform is fully integrated into its partnered hospital’s clinic-based care delivery system, and the virtual clinic helps current patients stay in-network for continuous care while attracting new patients to the health system.

“This is an exciting partnership that will help us reach more consumers with integrated virtual care offered by their local provider,” said Ralph C. Derrickson, CEO of Carena. “Our friends at Aegis are experts in helping hospitals grow revenue by targeting self-insured companies, and high-quality virtual care is a great tool to leverage that mission.”

“Hospitals continue to operate in an environment where cost increases outpace reimbursement increases from governmental payers, and the only remedy is to increase their market share of commercially insured patients,” said Hal Andrews, Executive Chairman of Aegis. “Carena’s innovative virtual care solution is a way for hospitals to expand their services to new patients in a consumer-friendly way.”

About Carena
Carena designs and operates virtual clinics for health systems. We combine technology and new care delivery methods to provide healthcare for the way consumers live and work today. Carena has offered on-demand care since 2000, informing our telemedicine solution with industry-leading expertise in clinical quality and consumer preferences. Today, our 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. We now partner with over 120 hospitals, offering virtual care access to over 18 million consumers. To learn more, please visit http://www.carenamd.com.

About Aegis Health Group
For almost three decades, Aegis Health Group has made hospitals stronger by developing and implementing revenue growth strategies. Aegis provides hospitals a prescription for growth unique to its local market dynamics. Our technology and analytics-driven approach enables hospitals to increase profitable market share by targeting employers with commercially insured employees, creating physician loyalty to increase patient referrals and productivity, and engaging consumers in their health to grow service lines. Aegis believes that strong hospitals are the lifeblood of vibrant communities, and Aegis is solely committed to making hospitals stronger. For more information, please visit http://www.AegisGroup.com

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