Amazon reportedly amongst bidders for Signify Well being


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Amazon is amongst bidders lining as much as purchase in-home well being know-how and companies supplier Signify Well being, in keeping with The Wall Road Journal and Bloomberg Information.

Others embody UnitedHealth Group and Possibility Care Well being. Earlier this month, folks accustomed to the matter advised the Journal that CVS Well being was in search of to purchase Signify Well being to develop its in-home well being companies.

Signify is on the market by public sale, with bids due round Labor Day, in keeping with the reviews. Signify is reportedly holding a board assembly Monday to debate the bids. The deal is reportedly valued at $8 billion.

UnitedHealth has submitted the best bid for Signify, in extra of $30 a share, whereas Amazon’s provide is shut behind, Bloomberg reported.

Signify’s shares soared on the information, going up by greater than 32% by the closing bell on Monday.


Amazon’s curiosity is the newest signal of the tech large’s ambition to tackle healthcare.

Final month, Amazon signed a definitive settlement to accumulate hybrid main care supplier One Medical in an all-cash deal value roughly $3.9 billion. 

“We expect healthcare is excessive on the record of experiences that want reinvention, Neil Lindsay, SVP of Amazon Well being Providers, stated in a assertion about that deal.

“I see this one loads in a different way than One Medical,” stated Sebastian Seiguer, CEO and cofounder of emocha Well being, a digital well being platform applied by Johns Hopkins and 400-plus U.S. well being departments.

Within the case of One Medical, Amazon bought a main care supplier with 200 purchasers, he stated. 

“I did not discover {that a} sport changer,” he stated. 

The acquisition of Signify could be completely different as a result of it might give the entire firms within the buy entry to sufferers’ houses.

“There’s a trove of knowledge there,” Seiguer stated.

emocha, a spin-off of Johns Hopkins, is a medication-adherence firm that has a window into sufferers’ houses to know their medicine regime and assist them with persistent ailments, that are amongst healthcare’s costliest circumstances.

“The information we’re getting is unbelievable,” Seiguer stated. “Assembly the affected person the place they’re is just not solely acceptable, it is occurring.”

Doing so makes Signify a really priceless firm, Seiguer stated. That is very true for Amazon, which has a foot within the healthcare market, however that market is to this point the full focus of a UnitedHealth and CVS.

“For Amazon, they’d have the clinic, the pharmacy and now have dwelling well being,” he stated.

The house well being market is just anticipated to develop, because of demand spurred by an getting older inhabitants, rising Medicare Benefit numbers and the necessity for a cheaper various to hospital care. This demand has mixed with the wanted digital know-how and waivers made doable throughout a public well being emergency that confirmed that offering acute care at dwelling was each doable and saved hospitals cash.


On July 29, Signify Well being stated it anticipated to lay off 489 staff beginning October 1, with 147 of them positioned at workplaces in Texas, New York, Connecticut and South Dakota, and one other 342 not assigned to a selected workplace.

In July, the Dallas-based firm stated it needed to give attention to its dwelling and community-services enterprise.

Signify makes use of analytics and know-how to supply a value-based healthcare platform that companions with insurers and well being programs and presents in-home well being evaluations for Medicare Benefit and different government-run managed care plans.


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