The era of digital health. Soon it will be just the era of health. Digital is becoming so intertwined with health care that it’s now to be expected by consumers. Meet Tebra. PatientPop, a leader in practice growth technology, has joined forces with Kareo, a leader in cloud-based clinical and financial software, to support the connected practice of the future and modernize every step of the patient journey. According to the announcement, Tebra is the combination of leaders in practice growth and operations will create an all-in-one practice success platform to help independent practitioners thrive in the era of consumer-driven healthcare.
PatientPop + Kareo = Tebra: A singular vision to support the connected practice of the future
PatientPop supports practice growth with search marketing and search-optimized websites, plus conveniences such as online appointment booking, digital registration, and text messaging. Kareo supports practice operations with technologies that include a fully certified Electronic Health Record (EHR), scheduling, insurance billing, and patient payments. Tebra combines leading technologies from both companies, which currently support more than 100,000 healthcare providers, to deliver an all-in-one platform purpose-built to drive practice success and modernize every step of the patient journey.
Convenience has become the new currency. Over the past decade, consumers have grown accustomed to a seamless digital experience. At the same time, health care consumers (patients) have taken a more active role in educating themselves and directly managing their health. With more than 80% of consumers now researching their healthcare options, new technologies provide consumers new ways to engage in healthy living and manage certain conditions. And for healthcare organizations to gain a competitive position in the minds of consumers, convenience is a primary concern. Healthcare consumerism should empower consumers to be involved in their health care decisions throughout every step of the patient journey.
Each day, at private practices nationwide, healthcare providers carry out a mission to care for others, heal and comfort, and bring good health to our families and communities. If there’s a more noble professional endeavor, we don’t know of it.
Yet running a practice is increasingly difficult. Payer rules, shrinking reimbursements, administrative and regulatory requirements… it all distracts from care a little at a time and can threaten practice success.Tebra Press Announcement, 2021
Tebra: Thriving in the era of consumer-driven healthcare
As a new company, Tebra will deliver a reliable all-in-one platform explicitly built for the connected practice of the future, enhancing every touchpoint from patient acquisition through care delivery and payment collection to ongoing communications that build loyalty and advocacy. Tebra’s goal is to be a next-generation patient experience—convenient, accessible, personalized—that practices can manage from one solution.
PatientPop and Kareo will continue to operate under their respective brands for now. With Tebra, joint customers will use PatientPop and Kareo together, powered by a deep, seamless product integration. Both companies also remain committed to supporting and expanding integrations with EHR and practice management partners and other third-party healthcare technology products.
“Patients today expect a seamless, digital experience from healthcare like they have in every other aspect of their lives. But unfortunately, not all doctors have been able to keep pace with these expectations like other industries have. That’s why we’re so excited to join forces with PatientPop to help doctors grow their practices online and deliver a modern experience.” Dan Rodrigues, CEO, and founder of Kareo
Tebra | Build a Thriving Healthcare Practice
Kareo is a cloud-based healthcare technology platform built to meet the unique needs of independent practices in dozens of specialties. Today, Kareo helps over 80,000 providers in 50 states deliver outstanding patient care and run more efficient and profitable clinics. The Kareo technology platform helps providers find more patients, manage patient care with a fully certified and easy-to-use EHR, and get paid quickly within a unified, easy-to-use solution. Kareo has received extensive industry recognition, including the 2021 Best in KLAS award for Small Practice Ambulatory EMR/PM Solutions, the Deloitte Technology Fast 500, Inc. 5000, and a ranking at the top of Gartner’s Leader Quadrant in the FrontRunners Software Analysis of EHR. Kareo’s headquarters are based in Irvine, California.
PatientPop is an industry leader in practice growth technology with a platform that helps thousands of providers promote their practice, attract and acquire patients, and retain them for a thriving business. The integrated platform eases and enhances the patient journey from start to finish, with a streamlined digital workflow that significantly reduces work for providers and staff. PatientPop has been recognized with many industry awards and accolades, including the Inc. 500, Deloitte Fast 500, Entrepreneur 360, Consumer World Awards, Capterra Shortlist, G2 Leader, and Silicon Review 50 Fastest Growing Companies. PatientPop has headquarters in Santa Monica, California.
The name Tebra comes from “vertebrae,” symbolizing the company’s role as the backbone of practice success, connecting patients and providers and improving the wellbeing of both. PatientPop and Kareo will continue to operate under their respective brands for now. With Tebra, joint customers will use PatientPop and Kareo together, powered by a deep, seamless product integration. Both companies also remain committed to supporting and expanding integrations with EHR and practice management partners and other third-party healthcare technology products.
J.P. Morgan Securities LLC acted as exclusive financial advisor to Kareo. Fenwick & West LLP provided legal counsel to Kareo. Cooley LLP provided legal counsel to PatientPop.