Akira Health acquired by Telus Health

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Virtual care platform, Akira Health, which offers a healthcare app, as well as in-person healthcare clinics, has been acquired by Telus Health. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Akira announced that the acquisition had been finalized in a letter to its customers on August 8. As part of the deal, Akira’s employees and its healthcare providers will officially join the “extended” Telus Health network. The transition is set to happen within the next few months.

“Our commitment to delivering an outstanding patient-first experience will be maintained in the future, as it aligns perfectly with Telus Health.”

 

The healthtech startup will continue to operate under the Akira brand, and there are no planned changes to its staff, business premises, or operations. Akira, which opened an in-person tech-enabled clinic in Toronto, in April, also stated that it will continue to operate its current clinical and office teams. Moving forward, Telus Health will collaborate with Akira and explore partnership opportunities that will bring mental health and diagnostics to Akira’s virtual care platform. The healthtech company also plans to continue developing its own products.

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