HCA Healthcare to Sell PatientKeeper to Venture Firm General Catalyst's Commure and Enter Into a New Strategic Collaboration
SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 18, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- HCA Healthcare, one of the nation’s leading healthcare providers, and General Catalyst, a global venture capital firm, today announced the sale of HCA Healthcare’s PatientKeeper to General Catalyst’s portfolio company Commure along with an investment in Commure and the formation of a new strategic collaboration to accelerate digital transformation.
PatientKeeper is a leading provider of intuitive software and mobile applications that help physicians and care teams access and work with patient information. Commure is building a universal platform and common architecture for open collaboration and people-first care. The combination of Commure’s platform and PatientKeeper’s solutions is a significant move toward the ultimate goal of healthcare transformation: improving the overall quality of care, creating an exceptional user experience for clinicians, and promoting better outcomes for patients.
HCA Healthcare will continue to deploy PatientKeeper technology at its more than 180 hospitals across the country. For more than a decade, physicians at HCA Healthcare-affiliated hospitals have been using PatientKeeper to access a single view of their patients’ information across a variety of hospital systems, to streamline workflow, and to help improve patient care. As part of Commure, PatientKeeper will migrate to Commure’s cloud infrastructure, making it easier to develop and deploy modern software to serve clinicians, without compromising patient privacy and data security excellence. HCA Healthcare will license the Commure platform and will work with Commure and General Catalyst to develop new solutions for care providers with the same provider focus that has made PatientKeeper successful.
“We believe the combination of PatientKeeper’s physician-friendly clinical software and Commure’s modern cloud infrastructure and resources will help promote the development of state-of-the-art solutions more quickly than either could accomplish independently,” said Sam Hazen, CEO of HCA Healthcre. “Innovation and collaboration are key to our continual efforts to improve outcomes for our patients and the health of our communities. We look forward to working with General Catalyst in pursuit of this vision.”
“This is a new chapter of radical collaboration between venture capital and the healthcare industry,” says Hemant Taneja, Managing Partner of General Catalyst and Co-founder and Executive Chairman of Commure. “Commure benefits by having access to HCA Healthcare’s insights and real-world use cases from their more than 2000 care sites. And HCA Healthcare, now a shareholder in Commure, can tap the best innovations and ideas in the venture capital ecosystem. It’s a win for all stakeholders.”
“We’re so excited to welcome the PatientKeeper team to the Commure family, and to work with HCA Healthcare on its digital transformation, along with the 50+ additional healthcare systems that also rely on PatientKeeper solutions,” said Commure CEO Brent Dover. “They have made incredible progress in bringing an empathetic mindset to the software they develop for their care teams. By combining that with Commure’s cloud-based approach, we can create an industry leading software platform that will power the next generation of health assurance products and companies.”
In addition to the Commure/PatientKeeper partnership, General Catalyst and HCA Healthcare will collaborate on new ways to connect HCA Healthcare to other Silicon Valley innovations and technologies, and to enable HCA Healthcare to work together with GC and its ecosystem on co-development ideas and opportunities.
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