The news: Provider search and scheduling company Kyruus is acquiring digital patient engagement entrant Epion Health.
What it means: Kyruus gets access to Epion’s telehealth, virtual scheduling, virtual check-ins, and patient reminder tools.
Together, the combined entity will reach more than 500 health systems and medical practices.
Patients don’t have time to wait: Many patients prefer booking appointments after-hours, same-day, or next-day. Without digital scheduling tools, it’s hard to do this quickly.
Flexibility is important to patients. Especially since it determines where patients want to get care.
The larger trend: Patient access is a top priority for health system execs over the next year.
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