Crossover Health, a provider of comprehensive health services for self-insured employers, has acquired the exclusive rights to the technology platform developed by Sherpaa Health, the pioneer of virtual primary care. The announcement is part of Crossover Health’s efforts to accelerate the creation of a seamless “in person, online and anytime” system of health for its national base of self-insured employers and their employee members.
Virtual Primary Care Pioneer
Founded in 2012 by Jay Parkinson, MD, MPH, Sherpaa has developed a wide employer and retail member base across the United States and is the leading provider of asynchronous communication between patients and providers. Sherpaa, which is highly complementary to Crossover Health’s mission of patient engagement, was designed to enable ongoing relationships with members, particularly those without access to physical health centers.
In addition to virtual care, the Sherpaa platform also includes Care Navigation and Care Management capabilities, including the development of a curated network of specialists in remote geographies and structured care plans that can be prescribed to members.
Crossover Health’s designated interdisciplinary care teams provide comprehensive primary care for defined populations of members and will now be able to expand their reach dramatically with this new offering. Services will be offered through a multi-channel delivery solution that includes onsite, near-site and virtual care options integrated with other employer benefits, digital health programs and other related health services.
Crossover/Sherpaa Merger Benefits
Bringing together Crossover, the innovation leader of physical onsite and near-site health centers, with Sherpaa Health, a frontrunner in digital primary care, creates a compelling end-to-end healthcare offering for employers. The evolving Crossover Health care model will now be able to provide care in strategic locations, asynchronously connect with members wherever they are and proactively reach out to those who may need assistance. This new category of primary care creates a coordinated, connected system of health for employees in all their disparate locations.
“With the addition of the Sherpaa technology to our portfolio, the Crossover platform can now offer a consistent high-touch experience and differentiated clinical outcomes to any member anytime, anywhere in the United States,” commented Karoline Hilu, MD, Chief Strategy Officer at Crossover Health . “We see this partnership as the first of many opportunities to integrate critical digital health features into our membership-based primary health service.”
Financial details of the acquisition were not disclosed.