Humana invests $100 million in healthcare startup Heal
Humana announced it has invested $100 million in Heal , a Los Angeles-based company that operates in the space of house calls and one-touch telemedicine.
Founded in 2014, Heal has delivered over 200,000 home visits to date. Additional services include Heal telemedicine, telepsychology (CA only), and digital monitoring services that round out a complete suite of services for patients where Heal is active (NY, NJ, WA, CA, GA, VA, MD, and DC).
Together, Humana and Heal plan to expand its current footprint to offer primary care via virtual and in-home encounters to new geographical markets such as Chicago, Charlotte, and Houston.
“Today, the vision my cofounder, Dr. Renee Dua, and I had over five years ago took a huge step forward. Humana’s investment and strategic partnership are an irreplaceable catalyst to make doctor house call based primary care an affordable and effective reality for all Americans. We’re honored to work with the entire Humana team so that one day soon, all of us can open our doors to better care.” – Nick Desai, co-founder and CEO of Heal.
“The partnership with Heal is part of Humana’s efforts to build a broader set of offerings across the spectrum of home based care, with high quality, value-based primary care being a key foundational element. We continue to see high levels of customer satisfaction and improved health outcomes when care is delivered in the home. Our goal is to make the healthcare experience easier, more personalized and caring for the people we serve—and is the hallmark of how Humana delivers human care.” – Susan Diamond, Humana’s Segment President, Home Business, who is joining Heal’s Board of Directors as part of the collaboration.