DispatchHealth, a provider of in-home medical care, has acquired Professional Portable X-Ray (PPX), a mobile imaging provider. The acquisition will bring imaging into a patient’s home when required during a visit and helps DispatchHealth continue to build the largest in-home care system by expanding its available service lines to include mobile radiology. PPX currently operates in seven markets including Arizona, Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin. The combined services will initially roll out within the companies’ Phoenix, Arizona service area prior to expanding across DispatchHealth’s national footprint.
DispatchHealth’s model of in-home care continues to be vital during the COVID-19 pandemic as patients and health systems seek ways to avoid unnecessary exposure to the virus. DispatchHealth’s industry partnerships, including a recent national contract with Humana, support the growing demand for in-home services that are projected to exceed a market value of $293.6 billion by 2026. DispatchHealth and PPX meet this need by ensuring convenient, safe and lower-cost medical care.
“Twenty percent of DispatchHealth’s current acute care visits require radiography and/or ultrasonography. This overall volume will only continue to grow as we expand into new markets,” said Dr. Mark Prather, CEO and co-founder of DispatchHealth. “We look forward to expanding PPX’s innovative platform into our larger markets while simultaneously activating our services in its current markets.”
PPX has provided imaging to patients and partner communities for more than 30 years and will now expand to integrate into DispatchHealth’s existing clinical service offerings — acute care, advanced care and extended care. Any patient can coordinate DispatchHealth’s acute care services via phone, mobile app or website. DispatchHealth’s advanced care and extended care enables patients who previously required expensive facility-based care to now be treated at home. Both advanced care and extended care offer qualified patients a dedicated 24/7 on-call DispatchHealth medical team, which includes an internal medicine trained physician and a physician assistant or nurse practitioner.
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