The London-based telehealth start-up HealthHero has acquired Qare, a Parisian medical video consultation firm, for an undisclosed sum. The move has strengthen HealthHero’s position as one of the largest telehealth providers in Europe.
The acquisition forms part of the company’s expansion strategy across Europe – the largest telehealth market globally. HealthHero offers its with direct-to-consumer, business-to-business and business-to-government services to the UK, Germany, the Republic of Ireland and France.
Founded in 2016, Qare has pioneered telehealth in France by infusing traditional medical practices with digital innovation. Following it’s acquisition of Doctopsy in 2020, Qare became France’s leading provider of digital mental healthcare.
HealthHero’s CEO and co-founder Ranjan Singh shared his excitement towards the acquisition stating:
This is the most significant telehealth acquisition in Europe in recent times, and firmly secures HealthHero’s dominance in the growing telehealth sector, in the largest healthcare market in the world. While we now provide 3 million consultations a year – the most any company will have achieved in Europe – with up to 70-80% of all GP consultations across Europe able to be delivered remotely, this is just the beginning of HealthHero’s growth potential. By working with the best in each market, we are aiming to deliver the best patient outcomes across the continent for each and every one of these consultations.
Qare CEO Olivier Thierry said in a statement referring to the acquisition:
Europe is seeing an explosion of telehealth businesses. We are convinced that tomorrow’s healthtech champions will be European. We share with HealthHero a common European vision for quality and innovative care accessible to all, powered by technology.