21st March 2011

Alere acquires MediWales Member Home Telehealth Ltd

Alere, the global leader in near-patient diagnostics and health management services has acquired Home Telehealth Ltd (HTL), the UK’s premier provider

of clinical managed telehealth services, forming a new ‘connected health’ company called Alere Connected Health.
With 11,000 employees worldwide and 1.5 million people in health management programmes, Alere has well-established credentials and an excellent reputation in the clinical healthcare sector. One of USA’s largest providers of health management services, it is committed to empowering individuals to better manage their conditions and offers a range of ‘connected’ products and services that allow health care to be delivered in the community or home.
With over 10 years experience in clinical managed telehealth services, HTL has successfully combined technology and services to deliver integrated health management programmes to health and social care providers, insurers and individuals.
David Watwood of Alere explained; “ With our combined strength, expertise and experience, we offer the confidence and security of a major organization with the flexibility and resources to quickly respond to rapidly changing healthcare needs. Our technology, connectivity, information management and support services will help people to make ‘smart’ healthcare decisions and increase the efficiency and effectiveness of care, improving clinical outcomes and reducing hospital referrals”.
HTL’s David Muxworthy said; “We are very excited to be working with one of the world’s largest providers of clinical services. Together we can really make a difference, improving patient care and saving time and money”.
Editor: For more information please contact:
David Watwood. Alere Ltd, Pepper Road, Hazel Grove, Stockport, SK7 5BW.
Tel: 0161 483 5884
Peter Range. Home Telehealth Ltd, 4c Weavers Court, Linfield Road, Belfast,
BT12 5GH
Tel: 01809 333131