Commure + PatientKeeper: Fixing Fragmentation to Accelerate Innovation Across Healthcare

Commure CEO Brent Dover

Commure to Acquire PatientKeeper

Commure has entered into an agreement to acquire PatientKeeper. This transaction represents the first step of a long-term partnership between HCA Healthcare and General Catalyst, and it also has major benefits for both Commure and PatientKeeper and our customers.

The current health ecosystem functions like a city without roads: building the “city” of healthcare, populated with over 3,000 healthcare IT companies, without considering the pathways that would connect them. Healthcare lacks the proper infrastructure and connectivity to collect and serve up data in ways that will meaningfully transform the way care is accessed, coordinated, delivered, and experienced.

This fragmentation can cause real harm to patients and clinicians and hamper the ability of our health system to deliver the best care. It puts heavy administrative burdens on patients and care professionals alike, and acts as a stumbling block to innovation.

PatientKeeper and Commure are both dedicated to mending this fragmentation and we are so excited about what they plan to accomplish together. Combining PatientKeeper’s two decades of experience designing, deploying, and supporting clinical workflows with Commure’s cloud-based platform will accelerate the construction of those roads to connect the “city” of healthcare.

Together, Commure and PatientKeeper will make it easier for health systems and hospitals to take control of their many disparate data sources so they can build people-centric workflows, while helping new digital health companies as they scale and collaborate with traditional health systems.

PatientKeeper has built an successful business around these principles and after the transaction closes, PatientKeeper will continue to operate as a standalone division within Commure.  Both teams are maintaining headcount and growth plans after the transaction closes.