TeladocHealth acquires MedecinDirect to expand its reach in the virtual care market

TeladocHealth acquires MedecinDirect

Providing virtual care services to multinational clients

Teladoc Health, the US virtual care company has announced that it has acquired MédecinDirect, an accredited mobile platform of medical expertise. The acquisition of MedecinDirect will help TeladocHealth expand its reach in the virtual care market.

Carlos Nueno, President of Teladoc Health International stated, “With a continued focus on our global expansion, we will now become the market leader in France with the ability to have an immediate impact on healthcare delivery in the country.” Further, he added, “On the successful foundation built by MédecinDirect, we will bring our full suite of virtual care services to multinational clients who have been eager to expand.”

Access to a broader spectrum of clinical services

The buying of MedicinDirect will offer TelaDoc a huge client base which will enable the company to gain a comfortable foothold in a new country and help its client base to gain access to a broader spectrum of clinical services.

Francois Lescure, Co-Founder and CEO of MédecinDirect stated, “We have had great success in the virtual care market, and now together with TeladocHealth we can meet more care needs for more individuals, and ultimately help improve healthcare across the country.” Further, he added, “We share TeladocHealth’s vision for what the healthcare experience should be and look forward to transforming how people access healthcare.”

Offering remote medical consultation through Mobile App

With this purchase, TeladocHealth hopes to make telemedicine available to more people by offering remote medical consultations through MedicinDirect’s mobile app. In order to get a proper diagnosis, patients can ask questions related to their medical health and decide the medium of communication with the doctor according to their convenience. Patients can use phone or video mode to ask questions. When the doctor gets back to them, patients can receive consultations on various conditions, such as a fever, cough, cold, flu, acne and constipation.

Dr. Lew Levy, Chief Medical Officer at Teladoc stated, “Historically, Teladoc Health was only available in the US and the types of medical conditions [covered] were somewhat more restrictive than it was today.”  Moreover, he added “With the acquisition of Best Doctors and Advanced Medical, Teladoc Health is now positioned to tackle far greater degrees of medical complexity, so we are leveraging our global database of physicians to meet people where they are with a whole array of services. So, we really see global care being a natural extension of this portfolio.”